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VARIOUS Songs of the Depression 4CDs 160p Bk 16029DK £90.00

BCD 16029 DK ISBN NUMMER: 3-924787-19-0 EAN-Code: 4000127160294 To paraphrase Charles Dickens, it was the worst of times; it was the best of times. The twelve year period from October 1929 to December 1941 stretched the fabric of American society to its limit. Only the policies of the New Deal - born more of desperation than conviction - prevented to the country from toppling into anarchy and totalitarianism. And yet, amid the misery and deprivation, something wonderful happened, like a garden blooming on a stretch of wasteland. While the economy of the country withered, creativity soared and the arts in America came of age. Never, before or since, was there such an explosion of talent in the theatre, motion pictures and popular music.'Songs Of The Depression: Boom, Bust And The New Deal' examines the effects of the Crash through the medium of the popular song. Starting with the insanity of the stock market boom in the late 1920s, it tracks the muddle-headed and often absurd false-optimisim policies of the government in the early months of the crisis, through the grim realization of the people that government had failed them, to the exaggerated euphoria and youthful irreverence of the New Deal era.Um mit Charles Dickens zu sprechen: ''Es war die schlimmste Zeit; es war die beste Zeit.'' In den zwoelf Jahren von Oktober 1929 bis Dezember 1941 wurde das Gefuege der amerikanischen Gesellschaft bis aufs Aeusserste belastet. Nur die Massnahmen des 'New Deal'- der mehr aus Verzweiflung als aus Ueberzeugung ersonnen wurde - bewahrten das Land vor Anarchie und einem totalitaeren Regime. Und doch entstand, wie eine Oase in der Wueste, inmitten all des Elends und der Entbehrungen etwas Wundervolles. Waehrend die Wirtschaft des Landes am Boden lag, setzte die Kreativitaet zum Hoehenflug an, und die Kunstszene in Amerika reifte. Niemals zuvor, und auch danach nicht wieder, war im Theater, dem Kino und der populaeren Musik eine derart ueberwaeltigende Schaffenskraft spuerbar.'Songs Of The Depression: Boom: Bust And The New Deal' wirft ein Licht auf die Auswirkungen der Wirtschaftskrise auf das Medium des populaeren Liedes. Es beginnt mit dem wahnwitzigen Hoehenflug der Boerse in den spaeten Zwanziger Jahren, reicht von den nebuloesen, oftmals an Absurditaet grenzenden und von falschem Optimismus geleiteten Massnahmen der Regierung in den ersten Monaten der Krise, ueber die duestere Erkenntnis der Menschen, dass sie von ihrer Regierung im Stich gelassen worden waren, bis hin zu der uebertriebenen Euphorie und jugendlichen Unverfrorenheit in der Phase des 'New Deals'. CD-1: 1. BALLEW ORCHESTRA, Smith : Hittin' The Ceiling 2. AMBROSE ORCHESTRA : I'm In The Market For You 3. CASA LOMA ORCHESTRA : Happy Days Are Here Again 4. HARDY'S ALABAMIANS, Marlow : Song Of The Bayou 5. : Eddie Cantor's Tips On The Stockmarket 6. HOTEL PENNSYLVANIA MUSIC : A Cottage For Sale 7. WALLACE, Ted & CAMPUS BOYS : Get Happy 8. CASA LOMA ORCHESTRA : Sweeping The Clouds Away 9. McKINNEY'S COTTON PICKERS : Laughing At Life 10. LANIN ORCHESTRA, Sam : It's A Great Life (If You Don't Weaken) 11. HOTEL PENNSYLVANIA MUSIC : Cheer Up, Good Times Are Coming 12. CANTOR, E. & P. Spitalny's : Cheer Up! 13. LEWIS ORCHESTRA, Ted : Singing A Vagabond Song 14. TEAGARDEN ORCHESTRA, Jack : Son Of The Son 15. JOLSON, Al : Hellelujah! I'm A Bum 16. HANSHAW, Annette : Big City Blues 17. BLUE STEELE ORCHESTRA : There's A Tear For Every Smile In Hollywood 18. ETTING, Ruth : Ten Cents A Dance 19. ETTING, Ruth : Cigarettes, Cigars 20. MARVIN, Johnny : Just A Gigolo 21. HOLMAN, Libby : Love For Sale 22. BALLEW ORCHESTRA, Smith : We Can Live On Love CD-2: 23. ROSE ORCHESTRA, Vincent : There's No Depression In Love 24. YOUNG ORCHESTRA, Victor : Now's The Time To Fall In Love 25. MORSE, Lee : I'm An Unemployed Sweetheart 26. COLEMAN ORCHESTRA, Emil : I Got Five Dollars 27. SPECHT ORCHESTRA, Paul : I Found A Million Dollar Baby 28. DROESCH ORCHESTRA, Eddie : Last Dollar 29. BULLOCK'S LEVEE LOUNGERS, C. : Here It Is Monday And I've Still Got A Dollar 30. BAILEY, Mildred : Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams 31. LANIN ORCHESTRA, Sam : Whistling In The Dark 32. SELVIN ORCHESTRA, Ben : Dancing In The Dark 33. YOUNG ORCHESTRA, Victor : Alone Together 34. MILLS BROS & BOSWELLS & CROSBY : Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries 35. BOSWELL SISTERS : (We've Got To) Put That Sun Back In The Sky 36. AMBROSE ORCHESTRA : Shoo The Hoodoo Away 37. SELVIN ORCHESTRA, Ben : Whistle And Blow Your Blues Away 38. LEWIS ORCHESTRA, Ted : Headin' For Better Times 39. MADRIGUERA'S HOTEL BILTMORE OR : Let's Have Another Cup Of Coffee 40. GERITY, Julia : Sittin' On A Rubbish Can 41. HALL ORCHESTRA, Henry : Underneath The Arches 42. CROSBY, Bing : Brother, Can You Sare A Dime? 43. MARTIN ORCHESTRA, Freddy : Remember My Forgotten Man 44. BARTHA'S HOTEL TRAYMORE ORCH. : It Must Be Swell To Be Laying Out Dead CD-3: 45. REISMAN ORCHESTRA, Leo : Supper Time 46. CARLSON'S HIGH STEPPERS, Russ : Banking On The Weather 47. KARDOS ORCHESTRA, Gene : A Shanty In Old Shantytown 48. MORRISON, Joe : (Here We Are) Rolling In Love 49. BULLOCK'S LEVEE LOUNGERS, C. : I'd Rather Be A Beggar With You 50. MARTIN ORCHESTRA, Freddy : Here You Come With Love 51. CROSBY, Bing : Let's Put Out The Lights And Go To Sleep 52. PRINCE ORCHESTRA, Graham : The Clouds Will Soon Roll By 53. LYMAN ORCHESTRA, Abe : Rome Wasn't Built In A Day 54. KARDOS ORCHESTRA, Gene : If I Ever Get A Job Again 55. SELVIN ORCHESTRA, Ben : Them Good Old Times Are Coming Back Again 56. BERNIE ORCHESTRA, Ben : Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf? 57. LEWIS ORCHESTRA, Ted : There's A New Day Coming 58. LEWIS ORCHESTRA, Ted : Buy American! 59. ETTING, Ruth : Hey! Young Fella 60. YOUNG ORCHESTRA, Victor : The Grass Is Getting Greener 61. FIO RITO ORCHESTRA, Ted : (I Went Hunting)And The Big Bad Wolf Was Dead 62. RAMONA & PARK AVENUE BOYS : We're Out Of The Red 63. BOSWELL SISTERS : We're In The Money 64. POWELL, Dick : The Road Is Open Again 65. COLEMAN'S RIVIERA ORCH., Emil : Let 'em Eat Cake 66. MARTIN ORCHESTRA, Freddy : In A One Room Flat CD-4: 67. HARRIS' COCONUT GROVE ORCH. : What Have We Got To Lose 68. ALLEN, Henry 'Red' : Stringin' Along On A Shoe String 69. CANTOR, Eddie : When My Ship Comes In 70. BOSWELL SISTERS : If I Had A Million Dollars 71. KARDOS ORCHESTRA, Gene : Our Penthouse On Third Avenue 72. RAMONA & ROY BARGY : Raising The Rent 73. BULLOCK'S LEVEE LOUNGERS, C. : Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore 74. BOSWELL, Connie : The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams 75. WHITEMAN ORCHESTRA, Paul : Now I'm A Lady 76. ROLLINI ORCHESTRA, Adrian : I Gotta Get Up And Go To Work 77. WALLACE ORCHESTRA, Ted : Gotta Go To Work Again 78. BULLOCK'S LEVEE LOUNGERS, C. : Are You Making Any Money? 79. NELSON ORCHESTRA, Ozzie : Got The Jitters 80. BESTOR ORCHESTRA, Don : Rain 81. INK SPOTS : With Plenty Of Money And You 82. HILL ORCHESTRA, Teddy : I'm Feeling Like A Million 83. NORVO ORCHESTRA, Red : Slummin' On Park Avenue 84. SHAW'S NEW MUSIC, Artie : Whistle While You Work 85. ARMSTRONG, Louis & MILLS BROS : WPA 86. KYSER ORCHESTRA, Kay : Hey Pop! I Don't Wanna Go To Work 87. HEIDT ORCHESTRA, Horace : Dawn Of A New Day 88. SELVIN ORCHESTRA, Ben : Happy Days Are Here Again

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