Various Artists

World War II's Favorite Muisc Memories: Big Band, Swing & Jive

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World War II's Favorite Music: Big Band, Swing & Jive is redundant among the myriad collections which feature Glenn Miller, the Mills Brothers, Harry James, Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Bing Crosby, and others of a similar ilk together. Still, it is an enjoyable collection with fine performances by all listed above as well as June Christy's take on "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)," Duke Ellington performing his classic "Take the 'A' Train," and others. World War II's Favorite Music: Big Band, Swing & Jive does serve as an elementary introduction to the sounds of the era, but for those with more than a passing interest in the music of the time, a more in-depth collection would be necessary.

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:44 Amazon
2 02:43 Amazon
3 04:06 Amazon
4 01:43 Amazon
5 02:55 Amazon
6 03:30 Amazon
7 01:50 Amazon
8 05:21 Amazon
9 03:12 Amazon
10 01:42 Amazon
11 03:07 Amazon
12 04:11 Amazon
13 02:15 Amazon
14 03:24 Amazon
15 03:10 Amazon
16 01:54 Amazon
17 03:21 Amazon
18 02:44 Amazon
19 03:05 Amazon
20 01:52 Amazon
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