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

After Pearl Harbor, Tin Pan Alley songwriters rushed to write the Great American War Song -- an ""Over There"" for World War II. The most popular songs, however, continued to be romantic ballads, escapist tunes, or novelty songs. To remedy the situation, the federal government cr...

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Main Author: Smith, Kathleen E. R.
Format: Electronic
Published: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; 1. What this Country Needs Is a Good Five-Cent War Song!; 2. Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition
  • 3. There's Nary an 'Over There' in the Lot
  • 4. War Songs in Boy-Girl Terms; 5. War Is Good for the Music Business; 6. Yearnful Bellowings
  • 7. Recipes for War Songs; 8. Just Love Songs with a Once-Over-Lightly War Background; 9. The National Wartime Music Committee; 10. From Cantata to Outright Corn
  • 11. Tin Pan Alley's Music War Committee; 12. Tin Pan Alley Still Seeks the Proper War Song.
  • 13. Even Stale Music Sells Like Nylons14. Jitterbugs and Bobby-Soxers; 15. Meet Soozie Cue
  • Notes; Bibliography; Selected Discography; Index.