History Class, Life, Music, Uncategorized, World War 2

Musical Interlude: “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”

Could anyone else use a bit of upbeat music today?

Between substitute teaching for middle-schoolers, hosting a birthday celebration or two, and working through a last run of major editing before sending my manuscript to my last (I hope- fingers crossed!) round of beta readers, I feel like I could use about three more days to this weekend before Monday comes, thank you!

As that doesn’t seem to be an option, caffeine and a good beat will have to do. Today’s selection is one of my favorite pieces from the ’40s: “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B.”

The words and music of “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” were composed by Don Raye and Hughie Price, but they weren’t the names that would make the song famous.

The talented Andrews Sisters brought the piece to life with their amazing harmonies in the 1941 Abbot and Costello film Buck Privates.

Not only was it a hit for their group, but it won the 1942 “Best Song” Oscar and became an iconic melody for the U.S. in the Second World War.

If you’d like more information, I found the following articles interesting.

http://www.americainwwii.com/articles/boogie-woogie-bounce/

https://www.allmusic.com/song/boogie-woogie-bugle-boy-mt0005569317

Many thanks for visiting, and best wishes on the fast-approaching Monday!

 

 

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