American Songs During The Grea CD (2001)

Artist: Various Artists

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Label New World--Albany--
SKU 60508119
UPC 093228027027
UPC 14 00093228027027
Format CD
Release Date 9/14/2001
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Author Various Artists
Technical Info
Engineer Frank Stettner
Producer Charles Hamm (Compilation)
CatalogID 802702
Lable Name New World
Released 09/25/2001
Original Release 2001
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 46m : 45s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00093228027027
Album Notes and Credits
Includes liner notes by Charles Hamm.
Liner Note Author: Charlie Hamm.
Great music is often born of great misery, and that was never more true in the United States than during the Great Depression, a period which saw unprecedented economic hardship and also a great flowering of American popular song and jazz. This intelligently assembled program offers a nicely democratic musical overview of the period, giving due attention to popular song (Bing Crosby singing the title track, Rudy Vall?e singing "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries," etc.), African-American traditions (Big Bill Broonzy's "Unemployment Stomp," the Evening Breezes Sextet with "Coal Loading Machine"), and rural white traditional and commercial folk music by the likes of the Delmore Brothers, Woody Guthrie, the Almanac Singers (with Pete Seeger), and Uncle Dave Macon. There is a good topical mix as well, with lighthearted fare designed to distract the masses from their misery -- like the insufferable "Good Ship Lollypop" -- lined up alongside such political numbers as "NRA Blues" and "Death of Mother Jones" (performed by none other than Gene Autry). Overall, this is an excellent musical snapshot of one of America's darkest hours. ~ Rick Anderson
Disc 1
1 Brother, Can You Spare A Dime? - Bing Crosby
2 Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, The - Deane Janis
3 Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries - Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees
4 In The Still Of The Night - Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra
5 Love Walked In - Kenny Barker
6 On The Good Ship Lollypop - Shirley Temple
7 Unemployment Stomp - Big Bill Broonzy
8 Gold Diggers' Song, The - Dick Powell
9 All In Down And Out Blues - Uncle Dave Macon
10 Fifteen Miles From Birmingham - The Delmore Brothers
11 Coal Loading Machine, The - The Evening Breezes Sextet
12 NRA Blues - Bill Cox
13 I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore - Woody Guthrie
14 Death Of Mother Jones, The - Gene Autry
15 All I Want - The Alamanac Singers/Pete Seeger
16 White Cliffs Of Dover, The - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra

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