The Trolly Song -  Judy Garland

The Great American Songbook: The War Ends...

Episode 24

Episode date - July 22, 2022

How Music Changed

    …but would you know it by listening to music from that era? Almost certainly not.

    Songwriters were not particularly inspired by the war, and that is most likely because they felt that their job was to distract people from misery. Songwriters almost universally wrote material meant to distract from the horrors of the times, and so most of the ‘Great American Songbook’ from this era tends to be escapist.

    Featured tracks include:

    Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week) – Frank Sinatra

    Sentimental Journey – Ringo Starr

    Stella By Starlight – Tony Bennett

    Swinging On a Star – Bing Crosby and the Williams Brothers

    The Trolly Song - Judy Garland

    (I Love You) for Sentimental Reasons – Righteous Brothers

    It Might As Well Be Spring – Astrud Gilberto

    Laura – Charlie Parker

    Lover Letters – Elvis Presley

    The More I See You – Chris Montez

    On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe – Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers

    Come Rain or Come Shine – James Brown

    Channel 28 - The Great American Songbook