Glenn Miller 1943 – Soothing the soul of the battle weary.

"I was broke, bought a Glenn Miller record, and was awarded a $1,000,000 grant from the Good Taste Foundation" Originally recorded on April 4, 1939, Glenn Miller's Moonlight Serenade was also issued mid-way through WWII as a V-Disc No. 39A, in November, 1943. V-Discs were a series of recordings made through an agreement between US record companies and the US government. They were produced …

Big Band Remotes From The 40’s

Popular radio during the 1930s and throughout the 1940s included live coast-to-coast radio transmissions of “big bands”, or dance bands. These live remotes were held mostly in hotels, ballrooms, restaurants and clubs. During the war years, it was expanded to include military bases and defense plants. For your listening pleasure, we bring you: Gene Krupa (pictured to the right) and his Orchestra …

1940s Film Noir Music

If you enjoy the art of using music to enhance a movie’s foreboding atmosphere, we now have a playlist of twenty terrific Film Noir movie themes, with more in the pipeline. The titles include “Laura, Force Of Evil, The Blue Gardenia, The Postman Always Rings Twice” and sixteen other and equally important pieces. I believe the score from Double Indemnity captures the mood and follows …