1940s Vintage Music

At time of optimism, against the odds

The 1940s remained a decade dominated by jazz and big band styles with artists such as Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday defining the musical era. But it was also a time of war and with American Allied troops a regular sight in the UK, musical influences from the US changed the British landscape. Despite the hardships the people were going through, the music of the decade strived to remain upbeat and optimistic of better times to come. Artists such as the Andrews Sisters addressed the war directly and war themed films were popular. The 1940s was also a time of many artists and performers from Latin America breaking into the scene as either solo artists or as part of the big band orchestras. Take a sentimental journey back to the 1940s with our irresistible collection of melodies available on compilation CDs, painstakingly remastered from the original 78 recordings. “Fantastic service! – Fantastic discs!” A Hansford

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The 1940s remained a decade dominated by jazz and big band styles with artists such as Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday defining the musical era. But it was also a time of war and with American Allied troops a regular sight in the UK, musical influences from the US changed the British landscape. Despite the hardships the people were going through, the music of the decade strived to remain upbeat and optimistic of better times to come. Artists such as the Andrews Sisters addressed the war directly and war themed films were popular. The 1940s was also a time of many artists and performers from Latin America breaking into the scene as either solo artists or as part of the big band orchestras. Take a sentimental journey back to the 1940s with our irresistible collection of melodies available on compilation CDs, painstakingly remastered from the original 78 recordings. “Fantastic service! – Fantastic discs!” A Hansford
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