Howdy all and YAY It’s Tuesday.
Tonight we’re going to kick off hits from the decades of the 40’s and 50’s.
Most folks here already know I love big Band swing/jazz. The swing era starting around 1935 and had it’s roots in the blues and jazz of New Orleans, Chicago and Kansas City. By the early to mid 1940’s it was all the rage, and filling the airwaves.
Tommy Dorsey’s I’ll Never Smile Again was the #1 song of 1940
The danceable swing style of big bands and bandleaders such as Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong was what made the music so popular. During the lead up to, and of the US entering the 2nd World War, the music was still going strong, and sometimes even reflecting the patriotism of our troops with music from Glenn Miller’s American Patrol
And the Andrews Sisters’ Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,
There are so many classic favorites from this era that I enjoy listening to whenever I find myself In The Mood
Swing influenced the later styles of traditional bebop music, which included more fun type songs that reflected the country’s easier post war life and burgeoning economy found during the 50’s.
OK it’s your turn! Let’s roll up the porch and get the music playing! Find some favorites, or discover some from the 50’s and share them here.
Have a great Tuesday night all!