Songs That Won the War - the well-chosen subtitle to this book - perfectly describes the importance of this great music in keeping hope alive during the greatest conflict in world history, World War II.
These twenty-nine songs are a cross-section of great songwriting by the master musicians of the era - Cole Porter, Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne, Billy Strayhorn, Harold Arlen, Kurt Weill, Jerome Kern, Ira Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, and many others.
Each of these great songs is performed by the best singers and big bands, on the two accompanying CDs. Here you'll hear Les Brown & His Band of Renown, Marian McPartland, Raymond Scott, Jo Stafford and many others, not to mention the classic Harry James' version of "You Made Me Love You!"
The book includes full piano/vocal/guitar arrangements of each standard - in newly arranged, newly typeset versions with intermediate piano accompaniments. The arrangements in this book are a joy to play and sing - Reader's Digest: Sentimental Journey is a must-have for any fan of the Great American Songbook! ©2008, Book & CDs.
As Time Goes By (from Casablanca)
I'm Beginning to See the Light
Mairzy Doats & Dozy Doats
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Take the A Train
When You Wish Upon a Star
You Made Me Love You
and nineteen others.