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Songs That Got Us Through WW2, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Songs That Got Us Through WW2, Vol. 2 collects more early-'40s pop favorites like Dinah Shore's "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To," Roy Rogers' "San Fernando Valley," and Johnny Mercer's "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe." More overtly war-themed songs such as Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra's "When My Man Comes Home," Louis Jordan's "Ration Blues," and Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra's "Flying Home" provide reflections -- some humorous, some poignant -- of wartime life at home and "over there," while the Pied Pipers' "Mairzy Doats," Woddy Herman's "Caldonia," and other whimsical songs offer some well-deserved escapism. Marlene Dietrich's "Lili Marlene," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Songs That Got Us Through WW2, Vol. 2 collects more early-'40s pop favorites like Dinah Shore's "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To," Roy Rogers' "San Fernando Valley," and Johnny Mercer's "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe." More overtly war-themed songs such as Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra's "When My Man Comes Home," Louis Jordan's "Ration Blues," and Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra's "Flying Home" provide reflections -- some humorous, some poignant -- of wartime life at home and "over there," while the Pied Pipers' "Mairzy Doats," Woddy Herman's "Caldonia," and other whimsical songs offer some well-deserved escapism. Marlene Dietrich's "Lili Marlene," Billy Holiday's "Lover Man Oh, Where Can You Be?," and Bing Crosby's "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?" are among the other highlights of this nostalgic collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/19/1994
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227171827
  • Catalog Number: 71718

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roy Rogers Track Performer
The Andrews Sisters Track Performer
Bing Crosby Track Performer
Marlene Dietrich Track Performer
Vaughn Monroe Vocals
Ella Mae Morse Vocals
The Pied Pipers Track Performer
Dinah Shore Track Performer
Jo Stafford Track Performer
Woody Herman Vocals, Track Performer
Louis Jordan Vocals, Track Performer
Lucky Millinder Track Performer
Dick Haymes Vocals
The Modernaires Vocals
Ella Johnson Vocals
Tex Beneke Background Vocals
Billie Holiday Vocals, Track Performer
Marion Hutton Vocals
Johnny Mercer Track Performer
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra Track Performer
Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra Track Performer
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Track Performer
The Glenn Miller Orchestra Track Performer
Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra Track Performer
Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra Track Performer
Freddie Slack & His Orchestra Track Performer
Paul Wetstein Conductor
Trevor Bacon Vocals
Norton Sisters Vocals
Technical Credits
Louis Jordan Composer
Lucky Millinder Composer
Tutti Camarata Director
Bob Fisher Remastering
Jerry Livingston Composer
Al J. Neiburg Composer
Billy Vera Liner Notes
Vic Schoen Contributor
Paul Weston Contributor
J. Mayo Williams Composer
Geoff Gans Art Direction
Jimmy Carroll Director
Henri Woode Composer
Norbert Schultze Composer
Al Hoffman Composer
Fleecie Moore Composer
Hans Leip Composer
Bill Austin Composer
Tommy Connor Composer
Milton Drake Composer
Antonio Cosey Composer
Collenane Clark Composer
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