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A 1940s Weekend - A Musical Souvenir of an Unforgettable Decade

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A 1940s Weekend - A Musical Souvenir of an Unforgettable Decade
A 1940s Weekend - A Musical Souvenir of an Unforgettable Decade


All the romance, fun and unforgettable music of a 1940s weekend captured in 24 classic recordings. If you're planning a 40s themed party or crave a taste of the music that helped steer the nation to victory, these wonderful tunes still sound as fresh, familiar and touching as ever, more than seven decades on.

Whether you've ever sampled the joys of a 1940s re-enactment weekend or just love the fun, warmth and emotion of vintage music, 'A 1940s Weekend' is packed with the very best in melody from the war years and beyond! Here are the songs, sounds and stars that lit up the dance floors, cinema screens, music halls and radio airwaves of 1940s Britain - golden nuggets from our musical past that raised the spirits and kept morale sky high during the most testing times in our nation's history.

Packed to the brim with original 1940s recordings by the likes of Bing Crosby, the Andrews Sisters, Vera Lynn and Glenn Miller, this exclusive 20-track CD offers a rich, lively tapestry of big band favourites, right-from-the-heart romantic ballads, irrepressible comedy classics and heartening singalong favourites. From Dinah Shore's spine-tingling "I'll Walk Alone" to Tommy Dorsey's sweet and swinging "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", these are the songs to which our parents and grandparents danced, dated and dreamed of better times ahead.


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  2. In Party Mood (Housewives' Choice) - West End Celebrity Orchestra
  3. A Nice Cup Of Tea - Binnie Hale
  4. That Lovely Weekend - Vera Lynn With Mantovani And His Orchestra
  5. I Don't Want To Walk Without You - Celia Lipton
  6. Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive - Bing Crosby And The Andrews Sisters
  7. Yours - Billy Cotton And His Band With Millicent Phillips, Vocals
  8. In The Mood - Joe Loss And His Band
  9. As Time Goes By - Anne Shelton, Vocas, With LAmbrose And His Orchestra
  10. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You - Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra
  11. Easy Come, Easy Go - Al Bowlly, Vocals, With Lew Stone And His Band
  12. There Goes That Song Again - Adelaide Hall
  13. Mairzy Doates - Merry Macs
  14. I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Benny Goodman And His Orchestra With Martha Tilton, Vocals
  15. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - Dinah Shore
  16. I've Got A Crush On You - Frank Sinatra With Axel Stordahl And His Orchestra
  17. Tangerine - The Squadronaires With Jimmy Miller, Vocal
  18. Shakin' The Blues Away - Ann Miller
  19. Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week) - Frank Sinatra With George Siravo And His Orchestra
  20. My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time - Doris Day With Les Brown And His Orchestra
  21. On The Sunny Side Of The Street - Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra With The Sentimentalists, Vocals
  22. Begin The Beguine - Artie Shaw And His Orchestra
  23. Juke Box Saturday Night - Glenn Miller And His Orchestra With Marion Hutton, Tex Beneke And The Modernaires, Vocals
  24. Near You - The Andrews Sisters
  25. Steppin' Out With My Baby - Fred Astaire
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