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God bless America : Tin Pan Alley goes to war

Author: Kathleen E R Smith
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2003.
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"In God Bless America: Tin Pan Alley Goes to War, Kathleen E.R. Smith documents this attempt to stir up support for the war through popular music, arguing that it was ultimately a misguided failure. Examining the two foremost music business publications of the years 1941-1945, Variety and Billboard, and documents from the OWI, Smith provides an intriguing history of the way government and entertainment interests
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Smith, Kathleen E. R.
God bless America.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2003
(OCoLC)949667983
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen E R Smith
ISBN: 0813122562 9780813122564 081312252X 9780813122526
OCLC Number: 50868277
Description: xiii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: What this country needs is a good five cent war song! --
"Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition" --
"There's nary an 'Over there' in the lot" --
War songs in boy-girl terms --
War is good for the music business --
"Yearnful bellowings" --
Recipes for war songs --
Just love songs with a once-over-lightly war background --
The National Wartime Music Committee --
"From cantata to outright corn" --
Tin Pan Alley's music war committee --
Tin Pan Alley still seeks the "proper" war song --
Even stale music sells like nylons --
Jitterbugs and bobby-soxers --
"Meet Soozie Cue."
Responsibility: Kathleen E.R. Smith.

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