God Bless America: Tin Pan Alley Goes to War (Hardcover)

God Bless America: Tin Pan Alley Goes to War By Kathleen E. R. Smith Cover Image
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" After Pearl Harbor, Tin Pan Alley songwriters rushed to write the Great American War Song-an "Over There" for World War II. The most popular songs, however, continued to be romantic ballads, escapist tunes, or novelty songs. To remedy the situation, the federal government created the National Wartime Music Committee, an advisory group of the Office of War Information (OWI), which outlined "proper" war songs, along with tips on how and what to write. The music business also formed its own Music.

About the Author

Kathleen E.R. Smith, assistant professor of history at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, is the author of Lieutenant Colonel Emily U. Miller: A Biography.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780813122564
ISBN-10: 0813122562
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication Date: March 28th, 2003
Pages: 288
Language: English