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Author Smith, Kathleen E. R.

Title God bless America : Tin Pan Alley goes to war / Kathleen E.R. Smith.

Imprint Lexington, Ky. : The University Press of Kentucky, c2003.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    784.71 SMI    Available
Description xiii, 274 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-223), discography (p. [225]-253), and index.
Contents What this country needs is a good five cent war song! -- "Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition" -- "There's nary an 'Over there' in the lot" -- War songs in boy-girl terms -- War is good for the music business -- "Yearnful bellowings" -- Recipes for war songs -- Just love songs with a once-over-lightly war background -- The National Wartime Music Committee -- "From cantata to outright corn" -- Tin Pan Alley's music war committee -- Tin Pan Alley still seeks the "proper" war song -- Even stale music sells like nylons -- Jitterbugs and bobby-soxers -- "Meet Soozie Cue".
Subject Popular music -- United States -- 1941-1950 -- History and criticism.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Music and the war.
ISBN 0813122562 (alk. paper) : $45.00

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