American Favourites From The War Years

Artist: VARIOUS ARTISTS
Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060143497728
Cat No: NOT2CD772

£6.99

On Sunday 7 December 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and America found itself embroiled in World War II. Response among the nation’s tunesmith’s was immediate. Within ten days, Sammy Kaye’s band recorded a hit titled Remember Pearl Harbor and America’s Tin Pan Alley became Tin Hat Alley as it sought to fashion songs that inspired a mixture of patriotism and a kind of nostalgia for times that seemed to have evaporated in the aftermath of President Roosevelt’s acclaimed “Day Of Infamy”.

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DISC 1

1. In The Mood – Glenn Miller
2. Take The ‘A’ Train – Duke Ellington
3. Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy) – Jimmy Dorsey (with Helen O’Connell)
4. Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall – Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots
5. I’ll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time – The Andrews Sisters
6. After You’re Gone – Benny Goodman
7. Together – Dick Haymes & Helen Forest
8. Skyliner – Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra
9. You Always Hurt The One You Love – The Mills Brothers
10. Tangerine – Jimmy Dorsey (with Bob Eberly & Helen O’Connell)
11. Sentimental Journey – Les Brown (with Doris Day)
12. Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby – Louis Jordan
13. Don’t Fence Me In – Bing Crosby (with The Andrews Sisters)
14. Big Noise From Winnetka – Bob Crosby’s Bob Cats
15. Comin’ In On A Wing And A Prayer – The Song Spinners
16. Over The Rainbow – Judy Garland
17. Begin The Beguine – Eddie Heywood & His Orchestra
18. Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition – Kay Kyser
19. Shoo Shoo Baby – Ella Mae Morse
20. I’ll Be Seeing You – Tommy Dorsey

DISC 2

1. Frenesi – Artie Shaw & Orchestra
2. For Me And My Gal – Judy Garland & Gene Kelly
3. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square – Glenn Miller (with Ray Eberle)
4. G.I. Jive – Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
5. You’ll Never Know – Dick Haymes & The Song Spinners
6. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – The Andrews Sisters
7. Wishing (Will Make It So) – Turner Layton
8. Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar – Will Bradley & Orchestra
9. Do I Worry – The Ink Spots
10. Swingin’ On A Star – Bing Crosby
11. Whispering – Tommy Dorsey
12. Remember Pearl Harbour – Sammy Kaye & Orchestra
13. The Hut Sut Song – Freddy Martin & Orchestra
14. Paper Doll – The Mills Brothers
15. My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time – Doris Day & Les Brown
16. Pompton Turnpike – Charlie Barnet & Orchestra
17. Blues In The Night (My Mama Done Told Me) – Woody Herman & Orchestra
18. My Shining Hour – Glen Gray
19. I’m Beginning To See The Light – Duke Ellington
20. When The Lights Go On Again (All Over The World) – Vaughn Monroe & Orchestra