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Songs That Won The War, Vol. 2: Hollywood Canteen
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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Another solid collection of Big Band tunes
Dannan Tavona | Salem, OR USA | 03/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The track listing is incomplete and in some cases, out of order. Here is the correct listing.
01 - Blues in the Night - Jo Stafford, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra
02 - Ain't Misbehavin' - George Burns
03 - Elmer's Tune - The Andrews Sisters
04 - Always in My Heart - Vera Lynn
05 - Time After Time - Rod McKuen
06 - I'll Walk Alone - Ambrose and His Orchestra, vocal Anne Shelton
07 - Long Ago and Far Away - Frank Sinatra
08 - Chattanooga Choo Choo - Carmen Miranda with Band de Luca
09 - Amor - Rod McKuen
10 - Oh! Look at Me Now! - Jo Stafford
11 - Why Don't You Do Right - Peggy Lee with Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
12 - A Gal in Calico - Tex Beneke and The Glenn Miller Orchestra
13 - That Soldier of Mine - Harry James and His Orchestra, vocal Helen Forrest
The series is put out by Stanyan Records, and digitized by Laserlight Digitial (Delta Music). Most of these songs were also in movies.
Jo Stafford is a gem. Her voice is clean and pure, and always a delight. George Burns, too, with his gravely baritone and a really nice arrangement, does a classy version of "Ain't Misbehavin'." The Andrews Sisters, with the unmistakable three-part harmonies, are always nice. For most of those years, the Sisters were backed by Vic Shoen and his Orchestra. Vera Lynn was a huge hit in her native Britain, and both men and women loved her singing; her most famous song, "When the Lights Go On Again (Around the World)" is on "Volume 10, Something to Remember You By." Carmen Miranda's version of "Chattanooga Choo-choo" must be heard. (After the war was over, Latin music and rhythms took country by storm; The Andrews Sisters "Rum & Coca-Cola" was released in 1944.) On this album, you also get another Frank Sinatra tune, Peggy Lee, and a couple of tunes by Rod McKuen. A great, solid series of music, and highly recommended for lovers of big band music."