Welcome to music of the second world war era
pages, The Muse Of Music explores music of the
Second World War Era, music spawned by war and the threat of war that was
popular in the United States and England during the 1930s and 40s. Here The Muse
demonstrates that music of the Second World War Era may be gone, but it is
certainly not forgotten.
About I Don't want to walk
You're listening to two selections taken from a single recording by Harry James and his orchestra.
First they play the introduction to I Don't Want To Walk
Without You, one of the most popular songs of the time. What a trumpet! Or, as they liked to say in the golden
age of the Big Band, what a lip! After a brief pause, Helen Forrest
sings a portion of the refrain.
I Don't Want to Walk Without You is a song about lonely people
worried about their loved ones and afraid of what the future
might bring; it's a song about separation. The notion of separation occupied people
a great deal in WWII, and songs
about separation were heard far more often even than patriotic songs.
Much of the music in these pages will dwell on the theme of separation. Why?
Because war is a young man's occupation. Of all age groups, young men are
most in harm's way. Understandably, young men want more than anything else to return
to the safety of their homes and to the arms of their sweethearts. Their
sweethearts, who miss them, want the same things. And parents of solders and
sweethearts feel a responsibility toward them because they see them as
fledglings who haven't left the nest.
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about Gone but not forgotten
Gone But Not Forgotten is the place at Electricka's web site where The
Muse Of Music celebrates the bygone eras of so-called "popular" music, music
dating from the first half of the twentieth century, with the emphasis on
music of the Two World Wars and the Big Band Era of the 30's and 40's. The Muse remembers the people who created and played the music and the those who
listened to it live.
The Muse suggests that you visit Gone But Not Forgotten before you
proceed with Music Of The Second World War Era. After that, return here and continue your journey through
the Second World War era.
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