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MB_Avro_UK
05-29-2006, 05:11 PM
Hi all,

Just wondering as to your favourite music that was made during WW2.I don't mean recent film music but stuff that was released during WW2.

I like Lille Marlene's 'Underneath the Lamp Post'.She was German but both the British 8th Army in North Africa and the Afrika Korps played the same tune! Maybe that made this conflict a 'Gentleman's War?'.

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

hotspace
05-29-2006, 05:51 PM
Can I say When I'm cleaning windows.....

http://www.bazboothzone.co.uk/biog_pics/formby.jpg

.....by George Formby http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Monty_Thrud
05-29-2006, 06:01 PM
In The Mood ~ Glenn Miller...http://premium1.uploadit.org/bsamania//HEAVYBLOODYMETAL.gif

Boogie woogie bugle boy ~ Andrew Sisters (http://www.cmgworldwide.com/music/andrews/community/multimedia.htm)

Esel1964
05-29-2006, 06:18 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

Throw in some good ole' Delta-style blues,and some Texas-swing,too.

danjama
05-29-2006, 06:52 PM
Fairly stereotypical, but Vera Lynne is a fave!

Also Glenn miller, Frank Sinatra for a bit later.

BfHeFwMe
05-29-2006, 07:28 PM
Andreas Hoffer March performed by the modern German Air Force band does it for me, the ultimate military march for my taste. It predates both WW's having roots back to Napoleon since the guy it was composed for was a local Bavarian hero who resisted Napoleon undefeated against all odds.

There's plenty of great stuff,

Allied (http://www.stelzriede.com/ms/html/sub/mshws.htm#ww2)
Axis Jazz (http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2005/03/charlie_and_his.html)

Don't forget the link to the other 22 tunes off the second record. Old Charle carried a nice tune.

Bo_Nidle
05-29-2006, 07:46 PM
Any big band music- Glenn Miller,Tommy Dorsey et al. I used Glenn Miller tunes for the menu music for IL2 for a long time. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

A couple of years ago I took some friends to the Duxford Flying Legends show and as we pulled off the M11 and got our first view of the airfield and the fantastic flightline I put Glenn Miller on the car CD player-brilliant. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Although it did also result in a lot of sad headshaking and remarks that I was born about 40 years to late! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

wayno7777
05-29-2006, 08:49 PM
Glenn Miller - American Patrol....

WTE_Galway
05-29-2006, 10:10 PM
definitely Glenn Miller

In the Mood
American Patrol
Chatanooga Choo Choo

Esel1964
05-29-2006, 10:34 PM
From so many "big-band" entrees,no Tommy Dorsey?

SithSpeeder
05-29-2006, 10:58 PM
How 'bout the Andrews Sisters and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy? I remember that from the Abbott and Costello movies ("Buck Privates", I think).

Glenn Miller is an obvious choice as well.

* _54th_Speeder *

***
Slicker Smith: You're 40 years-old and you're in love with this little girl that's 10 years-old. You're four times as old as that girl and you couldn't marry her, could you?
Herbie Brown: Not unless I come from the mountains.
Slicker Smith: All right- you're 40 years-old, you're four times as old as this girl, and you can't marry her, so you wait five years. By that time the little girl's 15 and you're 45. You're only three times as old as that little girl. So you wait 15 years and when the girl is 30, you're at 60. You're only twice as old as that little girl.
Herbie Brown: She's catching up.
Slicker Smith: Yes, yes. Now here's the question. How long do you have to wait until you and that little girl are the same age?
Herbie Brown: Now what kinda question is that? That's ridiculous!
Slicker Smith: Ridiculous or not, answer the question.
Herbie Brown: If I wait for that girl she'll pass me up. She'll wind up older than I am.
Slicker Smith: What are you talking about?
Herbie Brown: She'll have to wait for me!
Slicker Smith: Why should she wait for you?
Herbie Brown: ...I was nice enough to wait for her!
***

Bewolf
05-30-2006, 12:20 AM
Originally posted by MB_Avro_UK:
Hi all,

Just wondering as to your favourite music that was made during WW2.I don't mean recent film music but stuff that was released during WW2.

I like Lille Marlene's 'Underneath the Lamp Post'.She was German but both the British 8th Army in North Africa and the Afrika Korps played the same tune! Maybe that made this conflict a 'Gentleman's War?'.

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

Actually the song was called "Lilli Marlene" and performed by Lale Anders. Later by MArlene Dietrich in egnlish as tribute to its popularity even to the allies.

But agreed, that is one very nice song. I also like the Heinz Rüyhman/Hans Albers Songs a lot from that time. They still have some popularity even today.

sukebeboy
05-30-2006, 12:23 AM
I'm going to say Tool.


Sure, some conspiracy theorist is going to come on here and start spouting **** about how Tool in fact did not go back in time and play tunes whilst I swooped about in my Tempest but to them I answer "Then why do I have a track of it, smart guy?"

lowfighter
05-30-2006, 01:54 AM
Originally posted by Bewolf:

Actually the song was called "Lilli Marlene" and performed by Lale Anders. Later by MArlene Dietrich in egnlish as tribute to its popularity even to the allies.



There is also a version sung by Marlene Dietrich in german, VERY lovely, I don't know though when she sang it.

Enjoy this site with many versions of the song, including the german one sung by Marlene Dietrich http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


http://ingeb.org/garb/lmarleen.html

strewth
05-30-2006, 02:54 AM
Appears to be a great site.

http://ragz.info/test1.htm

Altivista.com music search is good also.

Love the old time stuff

Bewolf
05-30-2006, 03:22 AM
Originally posted by lowfighter:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bewolf:

Actually the song was called "Lilli Marlene" and performed by Lale Anders. Later by MArlene Dietrich in egnlish as tribute to its popularity even to the allies.




There is also a version sung by Marlene Dietrich in german, VERY lovely, I don't know though when she sang it.

Enjoy this site with many versions of the song, including the german one sung by Marlene Dietrich http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


http://ingeb.org/garb/lmarleen.html </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Woo! great site, thanks! =)

RCAF_Irish_403
05-30-2006, 06:29 AM
Charlie Parker

PBNA-Boosher
05-30-2006, 08:26 AM
Lili Marlene with Marlene Dietrich

panther3485
05-30-2006, 09:31 AM
Quote:

"Can I say When I'm cleaning windows....."

And can I add 'Down on the Maginot Line'?



Love Glenn Miller

Some songs I like also come to mind,

'We'll Meet Again'
'Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree'
'Yes, My Darling Daughter'
'Over There' (Also from WW1 I think)

(more, but that's all I can think of for the minute)

panther3485

telsono
05-30-2006, 12:01 PM
"RCAF Irish 403" I too enjoy the "The Bird", my father played his music alot along with "Dizzy" Gillespies and Jack Teagarden. Most of the big bands I enjoy as well, especially "Satchmo" (Louis Armstrong).

One note on Marlene Dietrich is that she was against Hitler and very vocal about her feelings. She toured the Allied Military camps in Europe and the Pacific. Hitler put out an award for her capture which didn't scare her. During the Battle of the Bulge she was playing to camps in the Ardennes area and had to be evacuated.

djetz
05-30-2006, 12:16 PM
Glen Miller's "Moonlight Serenade" is the track that leaps to my mind.

Anything with Gene Krupa on drums is worth a listen.

The war years were pretty quiet for blues and country music, probably because full employment meant that the people who created those musical forms - poor people - were suddenly better off. The 30s and the 50s were much more creative in those areas. Though Hank Williams was doing some of his best work in the immediate post-war period, and the Chicago blues scene really took off in the same time-frame.

VF-51-Dart
05-30-2006, 02:27 PM
Bing anyone? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Bing Crosby - Shoo Shoo Baby

Eddy Howard and His Orchestra - Remember Pearl Harbor
Chick Webb and His Orchestra
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra
Count Basie and His Orchestra
D ick Todd
Vaughn Monroe
Frank Sinatra
Dinah Shore
The Four Vagabonds
Harry James and His Orchestra
Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra
Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra
...and of course Glenn Miller

If you all like music of that era then you should deffinately check the front page of our site where we have a link to KCEA 89.1 Music and Memories' playlist for Winamp. It's on the left, just above the FISC Member Logo. The link says " Listen to music from the era courtesy of kcea.org"

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

bienenbaer
05-30-2006, 02:28 PM
When they begin the beguine
It brings back the sound of music so tender,

These are the lyrics as sung by Ella ... Does anybody remember Artie Shaw's interpretation of Begin the Beguine by Cole Porter?

And does it bring back to anyone the tap dance Eleanor Powell and Fred Astaire did to those tunes in Brodway Melody 1940?

http://www.classicmoviemusicals.com/bway40.jpg


It brings back a night of tropical splendor,
It brings back a memory ever green.
I'm with you once more under the stars,
And down by the shore an orchestra's playing
And even the palms seem to be swaying
When they begin the beguine.

To live it again is past all endeavor,
Except when that tune clutches my heart,
And there we are, swearing to love forever,
And promising never, never to part.
What moments divine, what rapture serene,
Till clouds came along to disperse the joys we had tasted,
And now when I hear people curse the chance that was wasted,
I know but too well what they mean;
So don't let them begin the beguine
Let the love that was once a fire remain an ember;
Let it sleep like the dead desire I only remember
When they begin the beguine.


Oh yes, let them begin the beguine, make them play
Till the stars that were there before return above you,
Till you whisper to me once more,
Darling, I love you!
And we suddenly know what heaven we're in,
When they begin the beguine

Bremspropeller
05-30-2006, 02:52 PM
The Beatles

VF-51-Dart
05-31-2006, 12:10 AM
Artie Shaw http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Sharpe26
05-31-2006, 03:14 AM
Glenn Miller and Vera Lynn tunes, I happen to have an mp3 of Lili Marlen somewhere. Classic stuff.

and btw, speaking of classic stuff any of you guys got or seen the movie where Jimmy Stewart plays Glen Miller?

lowfighter
05-31-2006, 03:37 AM
Here's a site with WWII russian music, lots of them.

http://english.sovmusic.ru/top20.php

Grue_
05-31-2006, 06:31 AM
Some sentimental stuff

J'Attendrai by Rita Kelly (the one in Das Boot)
Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square by Hutch(?)
White Cliffs of Dover and We'll Meet Again by Vera Lynn

JRJacobs
05-31-2006, 08:20 PM
British
Kiss Me Goodnight Sergeant Major
Thanks Mr. Roosevelt

French
Oh cette Mitzi

German
Ich Hatt Einen Kameraden
[Auf Turkestan

Russian
Chesnokov
Polyushka

US
Count Your Blessings And Smile
Der Führer's Face
A Soldiers Last Letter
Hitlers Last Letter To Hirohito
Boogie Woogie BugleBoy V-Disc

djetz
06-01-2006, 08:26 AM
Oh yeah: Edith Piaf!

How did I forget the little sparrow?

No, I regret nothing...

leitmotiv
06-01-2006, 10:19 AM
"Colonel Bogey March"

Top_Gun_1_0_1
06-01-2006, 11:29 AM
"WHITE CHRISTMAS" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
and
USSR national anthem

watch this of u like RUSSIA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLi_m656tQQ&search=soviet%20national%20anthem

or this one http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif
.<<<>>>. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYEXBGGgm8M&search=bee%20gees%20emotions)

Megile_
06-01-2006, 11:54 AM
Cradle of filth

SeaFireLIV
06-01-2006, 11:59 AM
There are some WWII theme musics I like, probably from the late `30s.

problem is, I know so little about such music that I couldn`t say for the life of me what they`re called... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif


I`d know `em if I heard `em.

Top_Gun_1_0_1
06-01-2006, 12:12 PM
Nessun Dorma!

You can bag alot of kills with this music! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Click it:
Original:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsW_2AYQ9z4&search=%20Nessun%20Dorma%20

clearer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwlE_qNSWLw&search=%20Nessun%20Dorma%20

stubby
06-01-2006, 01:11 PM
This may sound totally gay but what the hell.

My cable tv provider (Comcast) has a whole series of comercial free digital music available by genre. When I play Il2, I put it on the 40's station and fly. I got the killer tunes playing in the background while flying the friendly skies.

For anybody serious about 40s tunes, a must get is the Time Life Music boxset: "Your Hit Parade". Everything from 1940-1946.

Rammjaeger
06-02-2006, 06:03 AM
The Red Army military marchsong "Sacred War".

"Stuka Lied" (marchsong of Stuka pilots)

Feathered_IV
06-02-2006, 06:19 AM
Al Boley ~ The Very Thought http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

The Andews Sisters ~ Accentuate the Positive

And of course, Glen Miller ~ Moonlight Serenade

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Crazy_Goanna
06-02-2006, 06:21 AM
My Grandmother preferred Vera Lynn "Till we meet agian..' but I prefer the music in 'Apocalypse now'-- eg Jimmy Hendrix etc-- as its more appropriate to the scenario of what was actually happening. Dont you agree?

AlGroover
06-02-2006, 08:24 AM
Al Bowlly was a big star in Britain in the 30's up to his death in an air raid in '41. Now, sadly almost forgotten. An excellent choice for an authentic RAF soundtrack.

Feathered_IV
06-02-2006, 09:05 AM
That song Al bowlly (sorry for the typo) did about the little ducth mill always reminds me of that recon photograph taken by a spitfire over Holland. The one showing a waving kid with a bicycle who has just scraped a big V for victory sign into the dirt of the road. Wish I could find a pic of it...