World War II “was a glorious time for songs.” Families depended on their radio for home entertainment. During the war, radios were filled with new patriotic and sentimental songs; romantic ballads and many novelty songs reached the top of the music charts. This was the era of the big band and many young vocalists became stars. The program includes the music and songs of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Judy Garland, Al Jolson, Bing Crosby, the Andrews Sisters, Vera Lynn, Helen Forrest and many more.
Using CD’s and highlighted by many original World War II era 78 rpm records, patriotic music, sentimental songs, comic melodies and music that has been woven into the fabric of our American culture is presented.
Learn about the composers, bands and singers that got us through the war.
Herb Kaufman, a teacher, lecturer and living historian, brings this era in American History to life through his expert knowledge and fascinating approach.
$5 per person
For more information, contact Shelley Geltzer at 215-698-7300 x129.