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...
The University Press of Kentucky,
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- 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.