Music from World War II

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Music from World War II

Post by Ralph » Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:02 am

I have a small but neat collection of World War II music ranging from patriotic tunes to popular favorites to real corny war-themed songs to radio broadcasts. Two weeks ago at J&R Music I discovered that NAXOS has a "Nostalgia" line I hadn't seen anywhere else. Two discs have many songs sung by my favorite singer from that era, Vera Lynn (who's still alive and well).

A few days ago at Tower I found a four-disc release, 25 tracks per CD, "Songs That Won the War: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of VE Day." It's British, put out by DMG TV (DMGTV017). Perhaps it's a TV-offer special.

It's a great set. Many of the songs I have on other discs but many are new to me and the remastering is excellent. Very little ambient noise from the originals.

If that period interests you, you can't go wrong with this set.
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Post by Darryl » Sat Aug 13, 2005 8:55 pm

You made me think of two tunes that are not ours, but they've beautiful melodies both of them:

Land Of Hope And Glory

Deutschland Uber Alles

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Post by Ralph » Sat Aug 13, 2005 9:28 pm

Darryl wrote:You made me think of two tunes that are not ours, but they've beautiful melodies both of them:

Land Of Hope And Glory

Deutschland Uber Alles
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The first one, sure. The second is still Germany's national anthem but I don't think it's a particularly beautiful melody.
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Post by Darryl » Sat Aug 13, 2005 11:20 pm

Ralph wrote:
Darryl wrote:You made me think of two tunes that are not ours, but they've beautiful melodies both of them:

Land Of Hope And Glory

Deutschland Uber Alles
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The first one, sure. The second is still Germany's national anthem but I don't think it's a particularly beautiful melody.
Not as it was in WWII!

http://www.brandenburghistorica.com/page5.html

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Post by Ralph » Sun Aug 14, 2005 5:28 am

Darryl wrote:
Ralph wrote:
Darryl wrote:You made me think of two tunes that are not ours, but they've beautiful melodies both of them:

Land Of Hope And Glory

Deutschland Uber Alles
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The first one, sure. The second is still Germany's national anthem but I don't think it's a particularly beautiful melody.
Not as it was in WWII!

http://www.brandenburghistorica.com/page5.html
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Darryl,

Can we agree on "Lili Marlene" as the best loved song of the war for both German and British soldiers (less sure about Americans but the Armed Forces radio network played it a lot too)?
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