The great depression : American music in the 30's

Summary

  • Companion CD to the PBS documentary "The Great Depression."

Notes

  • Compact disc.
  • Songs used in the television documentary "The Great Depression."
  • Most selections previously released.
  • Historical notes in container insert (14 pages : illustrations).
  • Vocals sung in English.

Contents

  • Brother, can you spare a dime? / Rudy Vallee (3:36) -- All of me / Louis Armstrong and his orchestra (2:53) -- It don't mean a thing (if it ain't got that swing) / Duke Ellington and his orchestra (2:54) -- Hungarian varsovienne / Henry Ford's Old Fashioned Dance Orchestra (3:09) -- Detroit moan / Victoria Spivey and The Chicago Four We sure got hard times now / Barbecue Bob (3:25) -- Dark was the night (cold was the ground) / Blind Willie Johnson (3:20) -- I'm slappin' Seventh Avenue / Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra (2:33) -- Mean low blues / Blues Birdhead (James Simons) (3:13) -- Happy days are here again / Casa Loma Orchestra, conducted by Glen Gray (3:17) -- There's a new day comin' / Ted Lewis and his band (2:55) -- I surrender, dear / Red Norvo and his Swing Septet (3:05) -- Creole love call / Duke Ellington and his famous orchestra (4:10) -- Gloomy Sunday / Billie Holiday (3:13) -- Headin' for better times / (2:57) -- NRA blues / Bill Cox (3:10) -- Are you makin' any money? / Chick Bullock and his Levee Loungers (2:50) -- He's in the ring (doin' the same old thing) / Memphis Minnie McCoy (3:07) -- With plenty of money and you / Hal Kemp and his orchestra (3:02) -- Dawn of a new day (official song of the New York World's Fair) / Horace Heidt and his Musical Knights (2:30) -- Whistle while you work / Artie Shaw and his New Music (2:39)
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