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WWII In American Music: Army Life
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Part 7: Army Life
Section 3 on defense contains some songs about life in the army that were recorded following instatement of the peacetime draft in 1940. After the war began, this genre of song did not entirely disappear. This section contains "army life" songs from the war years, 1942-1945. A more detailed examination of this topic is planned for the future. In the meantime, this archive is presented.
Sheet Music: "Move It Over" (1942)
Sheet Music: "Move It Over" (1942)
"Move It Over" by Ethel Merman (1942)
sound "Move It Over" by Ethel Merman (1942)
"Private Buckaroo" by Gene Autry (1942)
sound "Private Buckaroo" by Gene Autry (1942)
"Would you rather be a colonel with an eagle on your shoulder
sound "Would you rather be a colonel with an eagle on your shoulder
Or a private with a chicken on your knee?" by Gordon Jenkins (1942)
"This Is The Army, Mister Jones" by Horace Heidt (1942)
sound "This Is The Army, Mister Jones" by Horace Heidt (1942)
"Overture" to "This Is The Army, Mister Jones" by All Soldier Chorus (1942)
sound "Overture" to "This Is The Army" by All Soldier Chorus (1942)
Sheet Music: "G.I. Jive" (1943)
Sheet Music: "G.I. Jive" (1943)
"G.I. Jive" by Johnny Mercer (1943)
sound "G.I. Jive" by Johnny Mercer (1943)
"G.I. Jive" (V-Disc) by Glenn Miller (c. 1944)
sound "G.I. Jive" (V-Disc) by Glenn Miller (c. 1944)
"G.I. Jive" by Louis Jordan (1944)
sound "G.I. Jive" by Louis Jordan (1944)
Sheet Music: "What Do You Do In The Infantry" (1943)
Sheet Music: "What Do You Do In The Infantry" (1943)
"Hup! Tup! Thrup! Four! (Jack, the Sleepy Jeep)" (V-Disc) by Sgt. Ace Goodrich (1943)
sound "Hup! Tup! Thrup! Four! (Jack, the Sleepy Jeep)" (V-Disc) by Sgt. Ace Goodrich (1943)
"Sam's Got Him" by Johnny Mercer (1943)
sound "Sam's Got Him" by Johnny Mercer (1943)
"Why Do They Call a Private a Private?" (V-Disc) by Ethel Merman (1944)
sound "Why Do They Call a Private a Private?" (V-Disc) by Ethel Merman (1944)
"G.I. Blues" by Floyd Tillman (1944)
sound "G.I. Blues" by Floyd Tillman (1944)
"The Bunion Brigadiers" by The Jesters (1944)
sound "The Bunion Brigadiers" by The Jesters (1944)
"$21 a Day--Once a Month" by Dick Robertson (1944)
sound "$21 a Day--Once a Month" by Dick Robertson (1944)
     
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