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Popular Songs of the 1930s

NOTE: I've transferred these songs -- too rapidly and without adequate quality control -- to tape; the tapes will be placed on reserve in the Multimedia center.

I've clustered the songs in groups of three, by a logic even I cannot pretend to understand. You are asked to choose one group or to offer an alternative group of three from the period 1928-1942.

There is a folder, "American Popular Songs," in ASLAB that contains information on many if not all of the songs in this list.

#1:Depression Songs

  • Brother Can You Spare a Dime? Bing Crosby
  • Boulevard of Broken Dreams. Hal Kemp
  • Unemployment Stomp. Big Bill Broonzy

#2: Depression Songs
  • NRA Blues. Bill Cox
  • I Ain't Got No Home in This World Anymore. Woody Guthrie
  • Big Rock Candy Mountain. Maggie Smith

#3 Depression Songs
  • The Death of Mother Jones. Gene Autrey
  • On the Good Ship Lollypop. Shirley Temple
  • All in Down and Out Blues. Uncle Dave Macon
#4 American Popular Songs (APS) 1
  • Jeepers Creepers. Louis Armstrong
  • Georgia On My Mind. Mildred Bailey
  • They Can't Take That Away from Me. Fred Astaire

#5 APS 1

  • More Than You Know. Billy Holiday
  • Street of Dreams. Russ Columbo
  • Georgia On My Mind. Mildred Bailey

#6 APS 2

  • Zing Went the Strings of My Heart. Judy Garland
  • I Got It Bad and that Ain't Good. Ellington and Anderson
  • Stormy Weather. Lena Horne

#7 APS 2

  • Are the Stars Out Tonight? Frank Sinatra
  • I'll Get By. Buddy Clark
  • Our Love is Here to Stay. Gene Kelly

#8 APS 2

  • Sweet Loraine. Nat 'King' Cole
  • Something to Remember You By. Dinah Shore
  • A Cottage for Sale. Billy Eckstein

#9 APS 3

  • S'Wonderful. Sarah Vaughan
  • This Can't Be Love. Ella Fitzgerald
  • What is this Thing Called Love? Ella Fitzgerald

#10 APS 3

  • Nice Work if You Can Get It. Mel Torme
  • Just One of Those Things. Lena Horne
  • Dancing on the Ceiling. Terri Southern