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Music of the War Years

Doing a Grand Job

Doing a Grand Job

20 tracks 60 min
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Favourite songs of the 40s

Every citizen - man, woman and child - was involved in the war effort: in the fields, in the home, and in uniform either at the front or behind the scenes. This is a nostalgic collection with a hint of a woman's perspective of the war, with humour and silliness mixed in with fear, love and longing.

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Ref: CDG1182

Keep the Home Fires Burning

Keep the Home Fires Burning

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Songs from The First World War
Original recordings from the period

Humour, irony and superb musicianship abound in these lovingly restored recordings from a century ago. Iconic artists such as John McCormac and Al Jolson keep the home fires burning in both England and the United States. Many of the songs are well-known to this day and in these restored originals they can speak to us again as they must have done 100 years ago.

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Ref: CDG1276

Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby

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Swinging With Bing

One of the most popular stars ever, Bing Crosby dominated the musical scene of the late 40s and early 50s, with hundreds of millions of record sales, a radio play history like no other, and a strong presence on the silver screen. 'The Old Crooner's sound became universally recognised as the quality and dedication of his work increased, driven by his sharp grasp of the powers of new and sophisticated recording technology.

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Ref: CDG1239

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

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Favourite Wartime Songs

A lot of the music from World War II was cheerful and fun, including the tracks chosen for this special album featuring all the musical stars of the period. There's an emphasis here on the end of the war and the celebrations which naturally followed.

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Ref: CDG1286

Some Corner of a Foreign Field

Some Corner of a Foreign Field

30 tracks 64 min
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Poetry and Music of the Great War 1914-1918

The horrors of the Great War produced some of the finest British poetry of the century. Poignant readings are combined with music of great power in a moving album, full of humour, irony, and terror in equal measure.

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Ref: CDG1082

As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By

20 tracks, 65 min
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Sophisticated Songs from the 40s

A set of gentle standards which sound as slick and sophisticated today as they did when they were first heard and played during the decade of the Second World War. Imperishable ballads and artists lit up the dark days of the war and brought joy to millions of listeners around the world.

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Ref: CDG1218

Churchill

Churchill

20 tracks 61 min
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A celebration in words and music

The voice of the great man himself in a selection of his most famous speeches, combined with music of the period: songs of hope, and cheerful little numbers in amongst the stirring words of Britain's most famous Prime Minister.

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Ref: CDG1125

Bless 'em All

Bless 'em All

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Humorous songs from World War II
From Flanagan and Allen to Spike Jones and George Formby this classic selection of witty wartime songs shows British humour at its best from the absurdity of ‘Der Fuehrer’s face’ to the inanity of ‘Mr Wu’!
21 tracks 63 min

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Ref: CDG1264

We'll Meet Again

We'll Meet Again

20 tracks 62 min
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Romantic songs of the war years

Touching, moving, sentimental - and always memorable. These are the songs for the forces sweethearts, left behind when their men went to war. Misty eyes and aching hearts abound in some of the best songs from the 1940s. Featuring the voices of Vera Lynn, Dick Haymes, Dinah Shore, Vaughn Monroe and many more.

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Ref: CDG1183

The Way We Were in the 40s

The Way We Were in the 40s

23 tracks 72 min
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English Music of the Living Past

A scrapbook of cherished tunes, recalling the changing mood of the 1940s, from the comradeship of the war to the peace of the late 40s. This album is brimful of music and memories.

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Ref: CDG1080

Far Away Places

Far Away Places

22 tracks 66 min
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Nostalgic songs of travel

A musical voyage around the world featuring some of its favourite songs and melodies performed by some of the greatest names in music. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Gracie Fields, Judy Garland and many more lead us on a journey from far away places around the globe.

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Ref: CDG1224

Flying High

Flying High

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Songs of flight from the 40s & 50s

Let your imagination 'fly you to the sky' with this atmospheric collection of songs and music with a flying theme. Nostalgic reminders of the glory days of the RAF and its finest aircraft, including the immortal Spitfire, combine with some of the most famous songs and tunes of the twentieth century.

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Ref: CDG1262

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