The 8th May 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of VE Day - Victory In Europe Day - when the Allied forces formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany, signalling the end of the war in Europe.. This 50-track 2-CD set brings together hit recordings from the USA and UK which were part of that soundtrack to the war effort, and most of which were big chart hits in the USA (the UK did not yet have a records sales chart). From emotional classics like Vera Lynn's We'll Meet Again and White Cliffs Of Dover through the swing hits of Glen Miller which kept people dancing through the dark times, to the songs of longing and the rousing exhortations of patriotic anthems, it captures the unique spirit of the times. It closes with the announcements of the victory by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Harry S. Truman. Even for those who were not around at the time it's an evocative souvenir to commemorate a key moment in modern history.
The 8th May 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of VE Day - Victory In Europe Day - when the Allied forces formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany, signalling the end of the war in Europe.. This 50-track 2-CD set brings together hit recordings from the USA and UK which were part of that soundtrack to the war effort, and most of which were big chart hits in the USA (the UK did not yet have a records sales chart). From emotional classics like Vera Lynn's We'll Meet Again and White Cliffs Of Dover through the swing hits of Glen Miller which kept people dancing through the dark times, to the songs of longing and the rousing exhortations of patriotic anthems, it captures the unique spirit of the times. It closes with the announcements of the victory by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Harry S. Truman. Even for those who were not around at the time it's an evocative souvenir to commemorate a key moment in modern history.
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Format: CD
Label: ACROBAT
Rel. Date: 06/26/2020
UPC: 824046333522

75th Anniversary Ve Day Collection / Various
Artist: 75th Anniversary Ve Day Collection / Various
Format: CD
New: Available 16.99
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DISC: 1

1. We'll Meet Again - Vera Lynn
2. Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller Orchestra
3. Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye - Gracie Fields
4. God Bless America - Kate Smith
5. I'll Be with You in Apple Blossom Time - Andrews Sisters with Vic Schoen ; His Orch
6. Til Reveille - Kay Kyser ; His Orchestra with Harry, Ginny, Jack ; Max
7. Remember Pearl Harbor - Sammy Kaye
8. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - the Andrews Sisters
9. A String of Pearls - Glenn Miller ; His Orchestra 1
10. The White Cliffs of Dover - Vera Lynn 1
11. I Don't Want to Walk Without You - Harry James ; His Orchestra 1
12. Somebody Else Is Taking My Place - Benny Goodman ; His Orchestra with Peggy Lee 1
13. We'll Be Singing Hallelujah (Marching Through Berlin) - Ethel Merman 1
14. Johnny Doughboy Found a Rose in Ireland - Guy Lombardo ; His Royal Canadians 1
15. Just As Though You Were Here - Tommy Dorsey ; His Orchestra with Frank Sinatra ; the Pied Pipers 1
16. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me) - Glenn Miller ; His Orchestra 1
17. He Wears a Pair of Silver Wings - Kay Kyser ; His Orchestra 1
18. One Dozen Roses - Harry James ; His Orchestra with Jimmy Saunders 1
19. This Is Worth Fighting for - Jimmy Dorsey Orch. with Bob Eberly 2
20. I Left My Heart at the Stage Door Canteen - Sammy Kaye ; His Orchestra 2
21. When the Lights Go on Again (All Over the World) - Vaughn Monroe ; His Orchestra 2
22. Der Fuehrer's Face - Spike Jones ; His City Slickers 2
23. Praise the Lord ; Pass the Ammunition - Kay Kyser ; His Orchestra 2
24. For Me and My Gal - Judy Garland ; Gene Kelly 2
25. You'll Never Know - Dick Haymes ; the Song Spinners 2
26. I've Heard That Song Before - Harry James ; Helen Forrest 2
27. Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Ink Spots 2
28. I'll Be Home for Christmas - Bing Crosby 2
29. As Time Goes By - Rudy Vallee 3
30. Comin' in on a Wing and a Prayer - the Song Spinners 3
31. My Shining Hour - Glen Gray ; the Casa Loma Orch. with Eugenie Baird 3
32. I'll Be Seeing You - Tommy Dorsey ; His Orchestra with Frank Sinatra 3
33. Long Ago and Far Away - Dick Haymes ; Helen Forrest 3
34. Vict'ry Polka - Bing Crosby ; the Andrews Sisters 3
35. G.I. Jive - Louis Jordan ; His Tympany Five 3
36. I'll Walk Alone - Dinah Shore 3
37. Goodnight, Wherever You Are - Russ Morgan ; His Orch 3
38. It Had to Be You - Betty Hutton 3
39. Smoke on the Water - Red Foley 4
40. Lili Marlene - Anne Shelton 4
41. There'll Be a Hot Time in the Town of Berlin (When the Yanks Go - Bing Crosby ; the Andrews Sisters 4
42. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive - Johnny Mercer ; the Pied Pipers 4
43. Sentimental Journey - Les Brown Orch. with Doris Day 4
44. Bell Bottom Trousers - Tony Pastor ; His Orch. with Ruth McCullough 4
45. Till the End of Time - Perry Como 4
46. V-Day Stomp - Four Clefs 4
47. I Can't Begin to Tell You - Bing Crosby with Carmen Cavallero at the Piano 4
48. It's Been a Long Long Time - Harry James and His Orch. With Kitty Kallen 4
49. Announcement of Unconditional Surrender Ve Day - Winston Churchill 5
50. Harry S. Truman Announces Victory Over Germany 1945 - Harry S. Truman

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The 8th May 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of VE Day - Victory In Europe Day - when the Allied forces formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany, signalling the end of the war in Europe.. This 50-track 2-CD set brings together hit recordings from the USA and UK which were part of that soundtrack to the war effort, and most of which were big chart hits in the USA (the UK did not yet have a records sales chart). From emotional classics like Vera Lynn's We'll Meet Again and White Cliffs Of Dover through the swing hits of Glen Miller which kept people dancing through the dark times, to the songs of longing and the rousing exhortations of patriotic anthems, it captures the unique spirit of the times. It closes with the announcements of the victory by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Harry S. Truman. Even for those who were not around at the time it's an evocative souvenir to commemorate a key moment in modern history.