Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – The Andrews Sisters

The Great American Songbook: The War Years

Episode 21

Episode date - July 1, 2022

How Music Changed

    Looking back, it appears inevitable that America would become involved in the Second World War.

    As horrible as the experience was, it served the purpose of unifying America behind a common cause, with assured confidence that we were the good guys. It would also become obvious that we had grown into the strongest nation in the world, which boosted confidence and pride.

    Music was probably never more important to American culture than it was during this era. Here are the popular songs from the Great American Songbook that kept America singing and tapping their feet, with occasional updates from the original hit versions.

    Featured tracks include:

    Polka Dots and Moonbeams – Wes Montgomery

    Taking a Chance on Love – Tony Bennett

    When You Wish Upon a Star – Louis Armstrong

    You Stepped Out of a Dream – Nat King Cole

    At Last – Etta James

    Blues in the Night – Dr. John

    Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – The Andrews Sisters

    Chattanooga Choo Choo – Glenn Miller Orchestra

    How About You – Frank Sinatra

    I Remember You – The Beatles

    The Last Time I Saw Paris – The Four Freshmen

    Skylark – Earl Hines and his Orchestra w/ Billy Eckstine

    I Had the Craziest Dream – Astrud Gilberto

    Channel 28 - The Great American Songbook