Tribute to a Generation: A Salute to the Big Bands of the WWII Era

Tribute to a Generation: A Salute to the Big Bands of the WWII Era

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 1 hour

This is a sample. For full access:

Please choose from the following options to gain full access to this content

Log in via your academic institution

Details

Field of Interest
World Music
Description
During World War II the big band music of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and others was the soundtrack of life on the home-front. This music also reached the battlefront through recordings and broadcasts where familiar tunes and bands became a metaphor for the way of life that American soldiers were fighting to preserve. Playing original arrangements, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterwork Orchestra pays tribute to this musical inspiration in the World War II years. Extensive notes, 36-page booklet. 17 tracks. An hour of music.
Content Type
Music recording
Duration
1 hour
Format
Audio
Sub Genre
Traditional Big Band, Swing
Label
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Release Date
2004
Subject
World Music, American Music, Music & Performing Arts, American Studies, United States and Canada, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá, United States
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá

View my Options

Listen Now

Create an account and get 24 hours access for free.

×