The Resource God bless America : Tin Pan Alley goes to war, Kathleen E.R. Smith

God bless America : Tin Pan Alley goes to war, Kathleen E.R. Smith

Label
God bless America : Tin Pan Alley goes to war
Title
God bless America
Title remainder
Tin Pan Alley goes to war
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen E.R. Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In God Bless America: Tin Pan Alley Goes to War, Kathleen E.R. Smith documents this attempt to stir up support for the war through popular music, arguing that it was ultimately a misguided failure. Examining the two foremost music business publications of the years 1941-1945, Variety and Billboard, and documents from the OWI, Smith provides an intriguing history of the way government and entertainment interests combined for a common cause."
  • "Neither group, however, could foresee to what extent the war effort would be defined by advertisers and merchandisers. One advertiser described morale as "a lot of little things," and those little things included beer, chewing gum, tobacco, breakfast cereal - virtually every product on the American market. Selling merchandise was always the first priority of Tin Pan Alley, and the OWI never swayed them from this course."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
KUK
Dewey number
781.5/99/097309044
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3477
LC item number
.S65 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • discographies
Label
God bless America : Tin Pan Alley goes to war, Kathleen E.R. Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-223), discography (pages 225-253) , and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What this country needs is a good five cent war song! -- "Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition" -- "There's nary an 'Over there' in the lot" -- War songs in boy-girl terms -- War is good for the music business -- "Yearnful bellowings" -- Recipes for war songs -- Just love songs with a once-over-lightly war background -- The National Wartime Music Committee -- "From cantata to outright corn" -- Tin Pan Alley's music war committee -- Tin Pan Alley still seeks the "proper" war song -- Even stale music sells like nylons -- Jitterbugs and bobby-soxers -- "Meet Soozie Cue."
Control code
ocn900086495
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 274 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813159485
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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.b32148586
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900086495
  • pebcs0813159482
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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