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Artist: Miller, Glenn & The Army Air Forces Band
Title: American Popular Song 1943-1946
Format: CD
Label: SOUNDS OF YESTERYEAR
Catalog Number:760
Barcode:5019317070601 itemnumber=1000028192
Price: $16.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: BIG BAND
Release Date: 6/17/2008
Availability: In Stock
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American Popular Song is a book written by the gifted composer Alec Wilder. Wittily and gracefully he examined about eight hundred of the three hundred thousand or so popular songs published between 1900 and 1950 in the United States. Twenty four of the songs which Wilder looked at are featured on this CD, in fact the only two tracks which are not featured in the book were written by Wilder himself they are "I’ll Be Around" and "It’s So Peaceful In The Country". Although Glenn Miller leads the band throughout the first seventeen tracks we also get a chance to hear it led by subsequent leaders after his disappearance, such as Jerry Gray, Ray McKinley and Tex Beneke. A most interesting CD and mini vignette of American Popular Music in the early 1940s.

Track Listing
 1. 
Begin The Bequine (vocal: Tony Martin)

 2. 
Rhapsody In Blue

 3. 
My Ideal (vocal: Johnny Desmond)

 4. 
The Blue Room

 5. 
Don't Be That Way

 6. 
St. Louis Blues

 7. 
Blue Rain (vocal: Johnny Desmond)

 8. 
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

 9. 
Blue Again

10. 
I'll Be Around (vocal: Johnny Desmond and The Crew Chiefs)

11. 
Everybody Loves My Baby

12. 
Long Ago and Far Away (vocal: Johnny Desmond)

13. 
Speak Low (vocal: Johnny Desmond)

14. 
Blue Orchids (vocal: Johnny Desmond)

15. 
Great Day

16. 
Summertime

17. 
Stormy Weather

18. 
Laura (vocal: Johnny Desmond)

19. 
Embraceable You (vocal: Johnny Desmond)

20. 
Indian Summer (vocal: Johnny Desmond)

21. 
The More I See You (vocal: Johnny Desmond)

22. 
The Trolley Song (vocal: Johnny Desmond and The Crew Chiefs)

23. 
Stardust

24. 
My Buddy

25. 
Blue Skies

26. 
It's So Peaceful In The Country


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