G. I. Jive: American Hits of WW2 – 1930s & 1940s

February 25, 2017 - Comment

Had Desert Island Discs existed in 1940s America, it’s likely that our typical G.I.’s short-list would have included many of these selections. There’s something here to meet every mood, whether upbeat or simply nostalgic: romantic ballads, swing tunes, rhythmic novelties, vocal numbers, swing specialities and period ditties. Unbeatable music! Track Listing Johnny Mercer – G

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Had Desert Island Discs existed in 1940s America, it’s likely that our typical G.I.’s short-list would have included many of these selections. There’s something here to meet every mood, whether upbeat or simply nostalgic: romantic ballads, swing tunes, rhythmic novelties, vocal numbers, swing specialities and period ditties. Unbeatable music!

Track Listing

Johnny Mercer – G I Jive

Dinah Shore – A Pair Of Silver Wings

Glenn Miller & The AAF Training Command Band – SNAFU Jump

Jo Stafford – There’s No You

Fats Waller – That’s What The Well: Dressed Man In Harlem Will Wear

Margaret Whiting – That Old Black Magic

The Ink Spots – Whispering Grass (Dont Tell The Trees)

Benny Goodman & His Orchestra/Peggy Lee – We’ll Meet Again

Eddie Heywood & His Orchestra – Begin The Beguine

The Casa Loma Orchestra – My Shining Hour

The Mills Brothers – Paper Doll

Major Glenn Miller & The American Band Of The AEF with Dinah Shore – All I Do Is Dream Of You

Bob Crosby & His Orchestra – A Zoot Suit (For My Sunday Girl)

Marlene Dietrich – You Go To My Head

Freddie Slack & His Orchestra – Furlough Fling

Joe Loss & His Orchestra/Paula Green – A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

Judy Garland – F D R Jones

Louis Jordan – Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby?

Major Glenn Miller & The American Band Of The AEF with Dinah Shore – Stardust

Frank Sinatra – Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night In The Week)

Margaret Whiting – Silver Wings In The Moonlight

Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra – Jodie Man

Benny Goodman & His Orchestra – My Guy’s Come Back

Captain Glenn Miller & The 418th AAF Band – St. Louis Blues

Ella Mae Morse – Cow Cow Boogie

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