By Don Tyler
On the finish of WWII, issues in tune shifted from infantrymen' stories at battle to coming domestic, marrying their sweethearts, and returning to civilian lifestyles. The tune itself additionally shifted, with crooners equivalent to Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra exchanging the massive Bands of years earlier. state tune, jazz, and gospel persevered to adapt, and rhythm and blues and the hot rock and roll have been additionally well known in this time. song isn't created with out being encouraged by way of the political occasions and societal adjustments of its time, and the tune of the Postwar period is not any exception.*includes mixed musical charts for the years 1945-1959 *approximately 20 black and white photographs of the singers and musicians who characterize the era's track
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The pianist’s left hand kept a steady, march-like rhythm, while the right hand played the melody in a much more syncopated rhythm. The music was often later transcribed for other instruments, for ensembles like military bands, and for banjo players in particular. ’’ The song’s title came from the Kansas City street that was the home of several pawnshops he frequented. The original version was almost impossible to play on the piano with only two hands, so Bowman wrote a new version and sold the rights to J.
The investigation ended by absolving Clark. However, in 1959 ABC-TV gave Clark the choice of selling his outside businesses or leaving the network. His music-business enterprises proved to be very impressive, including a trio of labels, as many publishing companies, one disc-distribution firm, and one pressing plant. Clark capitulated and sold his ‘‘outside’’ business ventures. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. Clark survived and thrived, while others, like Freed, had their careers and lives ruined by the payola scandal.
Musically, the big bands had been the big thing from the mid-thirties into the early years of the forties, but many of the bandleaders and their sidemen enlisted or were drafted, making it difficult for the bands to function as before. Many of the dance halls that had featured the bands had closed because musicians and their fans found travel difficult with wartime rationing of gasoline and tires. The new musical trend was toward the singers being the feature, with the bands, those that still existed, accompanying these new singing stars.
Music of the Postwar Era (American History through Music) by Don Tyler