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G.I. Jukebox: Songs From World War II
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
"dream come true for nostalgic music collectors"
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 04/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This probably is one of the most thorough single disc collections of World War II hits ever assembled. Many tracks related - "THERE'LL BE A HOT TIME IN THE TOWN OF BERLIN (WHEN THE YANKS GO MARCHING IN)" with Bing Crosby and The Andrew Sisters - "COMIN' IN ON A WING AND A PRAYER" performed by The Song Spinners, both tracks have World War II related themes. A few stand outs - "MAIRZY DOATS" an original Merry Macs 1944 hit, not available on many compilations - "CANDY" has Johnny Mercer, Jo Stafford and The Pied Pipers with this 1945 Chart Topper.Songwriter Johnny Mercer has five of the eighteen tracks from his long career represented on this excellent Hip-O Record compilation, each with the original artists and version. One further note, all selections reached number one on "Billboard Charts" between 1941 and 1945. A dream come true for nostalgic music collectors.Total Time: 53:43 on 18 Tracks/ Hip-O Records - HIPD 40142 (1998)"
G. I. Jukebox
William H. Young | Lynchburg, VA | 03/28/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Collections dealing with World War II abound; this is a good introductory one. Nothing out of the ordinary here (although Rudy Vallee's "As Time Goes By" is an unexpected treat, along with the Merry Macs' "Mairzy Doats"), but recommended for those who want a general overview."