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Songs of the Depression: Brother Can You Spare...

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This interesting LP has 16 selections programmed in chronological order from 1930-34 whose subject matter has to do with the Depression. Most of the groups are with a couple of exceptions obscure and dance band-oriented, giving listeners a good idea as to what the "pop scene" was like before swing caught on. There are rare performances by George Olsen, Phil Spitalny, Ted Wallace's Campus Boys, Roanne's Pennsylvanians, Fred Waring, Leo Reisman, Charlie Palloy "Brother Can You Spare a Dime?", Sam Ross's Silvertown Orchestra, Dick Robertson, Ramona with a brief spot for trumpeter Bunny Berigan, Paul Whiteman, Hal Kemp, Irving Aaronson, Benny Morton an all-star group with ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This interesting LP has 16 selections programmed in chronological order from 1930-34 whose subject matter has to do with the Depression. Most of the groups are with a couple of exceptions obscure and dance band-oriented, giving listeners a good idea as to what the "pop scene" was like before swing caught on. There are rare performances by George Olsen, Phil Spitalny, Ted Wallace's Campus Boys, Roanne's Pennsylvanians, Fred Waring, Leo Reisman, Charlie Palloy "Brother Can You Spare a Dime?", Sam Ross's Silvertown Orchestra, Dick Robertson, Ramona with a brief spot for trumpeter Bunny Berigan, Paul Whiteman, Hal Kemp, Irving Aaronson, Benny Morton an all-star group with trumpeter Red Allen, Dave Harman and The California Ramblers.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/16/1996
  • Label: MOJO RECORDS
  • UPC: 604997131121
  • Catalog Number: 311

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ray Noble Track Performer
California Ramblers Track Performer
Eddie Cantor Track Performer
Nelson Eddy Track Performer
Dick Robertson Track Performer
Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians Track Performer
Paul Whiteman Orchestra Track Performer
Hal Kemp & His Orchestra Track Performer
Ray Noble & His Orchestra Track Performer
Irving Aaronson & His Commanders Track Performer
George Olsen & His Orchestra Track Performer
Leo Reisman & His Orchestra Track Performer
Abe Lyman & His Orchestra Track Performer
Charlie Palloy Track Performer
Ted Wallace Track Performer
Technical Credits
Johnny Green Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Howard Melton Liner Notes
David J. Weiner Liner Notes
Jennifer Schaffer Cover Design
James F. Hanley Composer
John Dyrenforth Composer
Will Erwin Composer
Lewis Gensler Composer
Norman Zeno Composer
Joseph McCarthy Composer
Herman Hupfeld Composer
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