Pop Chronicles The 40's
6 Hours on 6 CDs in Bookstyle Album
The original Pop Chronicles radio series by John Gilliland telling the story of music from 1940, through the war years right up to the dawn of the 50’s. Told in an interesting and entertaining way with songs, interviews and commentary from everyone who was part of the music scene.
Al Jolson, Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Doris Day, Ella Mae Morris, Ethel Merman, Frank Sinatra, Harry James, Hoagy Carmichael, Irving Berlin, Nat “king” Cole, Peggy Lee, Perry Como, Ray Eberly, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Sammy Cahn, Spike Jones, Stan Kenton, Tex Beneke, Vaughn Monroe, Walt Disney and many, many more.
Disc One: Introduction to the Big Band Era and The War Years 1942-1945
Disc Two: The War Years Continued Music of the Early 40’s
Disc Three: Music of 1941-1942 Up to Pearl Harbor Day and The Post War Years to 1947
Disc Four: The Post Year Wars to 1947 (Continued)
Disc Five: Prelude to the 50’s Broadway’s Golden Age of Music
Disc Six: Prelude to the 50’s (Continued)