The Music of World War II

A terrible time that birthed some of the greatest music

As war raged across Europe and the Pacific, technologies such as radio and recording allowed for a unifying soundtrack of the conflict that was shared across the continents. People swept up in the suffering and hardship of war, looked for hope and a musical voice that would shine light into their lives. During this time of conflict, a diverse range of performers came to the fore, entertaining troops and civilians both at home and abroad with their morale-boosting music. Our World War II collections cover a variety of musical genres including great singers and band leaders such as Vera Lynn, Gracie Fields, Fats Waller and Glenn Miller; American GI Jive and the patriotic songs designed to keep up the hopes and spirits of a nation. Every recording has been expertly digitally remastered by our talented sound engineers to ensure our CDs are free of crackles and hisses and can reveal the sound of the original artists. “Just when I thought I’d heard every WW2 song, you post this album! All I can say is WOW! I’m 81 so I can remember those years for the most part. I’ve over the years tried to collect songs from that period. Now I realise that I’ve only barely scratched the top of the surface.” R Bodden

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As war raged across Europe and the Pacific, technologies such as radio and recording allowed for a unifying soundtrack of the conflict that was shared across the continents. People swept up in the suffering and hardship of war, looked for hope and a musical voice that would shine light into their lives. During this time of conflict, a diverse range of performers came to the fore, entertaining troops and civilians both at home and abroad with their morale-boosting music. Our World War II collections cover a variety of musical genres including great singers and band leaders such as Vera Lynn, Gracie Fields, Fats Waller and Glenn Miller; American GI Jive and the patriotic songs designed to keep up the hopes and spirits of a nation. Every recording has been expertly digitally remastered by our talented sound engineers to ensure our CDs are free of crackles and hisses and can reveal the sound of the original artists. “Just when I thought I’d heard every WW2 song, you post this album! All I can say is WOW! I’m 81 so I can remember those years for the most part. I’ve over the years tried to collect songs from that period. Now I realise that I’ve only barely scratched the top of the surface.” R Bodden
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