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The 40's: A Sentimental Journey

by Various Artists

To honor the 70th anniversary of World War II the Palmyra-Eagle Community Band embarked on a program to revive the concert band music of the 1940's with this CD - "The 40's: A Sentimental Journey."
Genre: Jazz: Big Band
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1. God Bless America (feat. Kimberly Fadner)
Palmyra-Eagle Community Band
2:45 $0.99
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2. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Address to the Nation, 12/8/41
Franklin D. Roosevelt
1:05 $0.99
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3. Remember Pearl Harbor (feat. Ed Pierce)
Palmyra-Eagle Community Band
2:02 $0.99
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4. This Is the Army, Mister Jones (feat. Ed Pierce)
Palmyra-Eagle Community Band
3:12 $0.99
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5. Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition
Palmyra-Eagle Community Band
1:37 $0.99
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6. Any Bonds Today? (feat. Ed Pierce)
Palmyra-Eagle Community Band
3:27 $0.99
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7. Vict'ry Polka
Palmyra-Eagle Community Band
2:42 $0.99
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8. Der Fuehrer's Face (feat. Ed Pierce)
Palmyra-Eagle Community Band
1:54 $0.99
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9. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (feat. Jim Neist)
Palmyra-Eagle Community Band
1:53 $0.99
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10. As Time Goes By
Palmyra-Eagle Community Band
3:59 $0.99
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11. Over the Rainbow (feat. Kimberly Fadner)
Palmyra-Eagle Community Band
3:46 $0.99
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12. It's Been a Long, Long Time
Jim Neist & The Kettle Moraine Blues
2:24 $0.99
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13. I'll Be Seeing You (feat. Kimberly Fadner)
Palmyra-Eagle Community Band
2:24 $0.99
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14. Lilli Marlene
Palmyra-Eagle Community Band
2:14 $0.99
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15. Till We Meet Again (feat. Kimberly Fadner)
Palmyra-Eagle Community Band
3:38 $0.99
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16. Comin' in On a Wing and a Prayer
Palmyra-Eagle Community Band
2:22 $0.99
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17. Hawaiian War Chant
Jim Neist & The Kettle Moraine Blues
1:31 $0.99
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18. The White Cliffs of Dover
Palmyra-Eagle Community Band
4:21 $0.99
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19. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (feat. Kimberly Fadner & Bob Miller)
Palmyra-Eagle Community Band
2:02 $0.99
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20. Basin Street Blues
Jim Neist & The Kettle Moraine Blues
3:31 $0.99
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21. Chattanooga Choo Choo
Palmyra-Eagle Community Band
1:53 $0.99
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22. Sing, Sing, Sing (feat. Margo Kurth)
Palmyra-Eagle Community Band
2:47 $0.99
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23. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Palmyra-Eagle Community Band
1:59 $0.99
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24. Going Home, From Symphony No. 9 in E Minor
Mike Jones, Ed Pierce, Deb Gilbert & Gina Neist
2:08 $0.99
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25. General Douglas MacArthur At the Japanese Surrender Proceedings, 9/2/45
General Douglas MacArthur
0:28 $0.99
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26. When the Lights Go On Again
Palmyra-Eagle Community Band
4:21 $0.99
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27. Sentimental Journey
Palmyra-Eagle Community Band
2:21 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Over seventy years ago our nation was embroiled in a fight, not just to save the nation but literally all of civilization as we know it. Seventy years ago we began to turn the tide: The Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, The Battle of Midway, the landing of Guadalcanal and the invasion of North Africa. Over seventy years ago we were one nation dedicated to fighting evil and restoring peace to the world. The brutality of the Axis HAD to be stopped. What was remarkable is who did it. The average G.I. Joe and Jane Doe. We rose as a people to fight "The Good War" and became "The Greatest Generation." Kids from farms and cities who had never been past the corner malt shop were landing on forbidding shores, manning bombers over distant targets, working 24 hour shifts in defense plants and ship yards as the nation became "The Arsenal of Democracy."

We all know the great big band music of the era: Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey. We all heard them on the radio or on our Victrola that played the "78" recordings. BUT most people heard live music from town bands or assigned military bands. These arrangements have largely remained silent for over 70 years. In 2011 the Palmyra-Eagle Community Band embarked on a program to revive the concert band music of the 1940's with a program called "The 40's: A Sentimental Journey." Most of these arrangements have not been played by concert bands since the 1940's.

To honor the 70th anniversary of World War II and the sacrifice of so many millions we are proud to announce the return of those bygone sounds with "The 40's: A Sentimental Journey." Included are songs made famous by Dooley Wilson, Marlene Dietrich, Spike Jones, Judy Garland and Bing Crosby. Come back to a time of the USO club, the Stage Door Canteen and the famous Armed Forces "Command Performance" with these thrilling sounds.

This CD is not just a typical nostalgic collection - you will feel as if you have gone back in time to experience a little of what life was like from 1941 to 1945. From December 7th with "Remember Pearl Harbor" to VJ Day with "A Sentimental Journey," we will take you back to everything from stirring bond rallies to tearful farewell at lonely docksides.

So to paraphrase a letter of the day - "Greetings from Uncle Sam: We request the honor of your presence listening to "The 40's: A Sentimental Journey" proudly presented by the Palmyra-Eagle Community Band, Palmyra Wisconsin, under the direction of "Mr. Ed" Pierce.

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Warren Metzger

Back to patriotic town bands of the 1940's
This album takes us back to the many moods of the 1940s, from the shock of December 7, 1941 to the unbridled joy of VJ day. The band performs 1940s classics in the arrangements that were played by patriotic town bands and military bands of that decade, featuring both instrumental and vocal renditions. Unlike similar collections, this tells the story in sound of 1939 to 1945. This is music made by the inheritors of the “Greatest Generation!” Includes God Bless America, This is The Army, Mister Jones, Chattanooga Choo Choo, and more.
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