As we are 2 days away from Father's Day (June 21 for those of you who don't know) I thought it only appropriate to create a Pick of the Week based on what my Dad would dig. He's obsessed with WWI and WWII. Growing up, we spent a lot of time walking around battlefields throughout France where my great grandfathers served. While most kids got a Gameboy for Christmas, we would get lectures on these Great United States. At the time I resented all that gab, but now I cherish our family folklore more than anything.
However, one of the things I find so interesting about the period of 1910-1945 is the music. It really conveys how good and bad things were during those times. I can't imagine anything more difficult than sending loved ones off to war, and anything more joyous than having them home safe. That being said, I bring you I Dreamed About You - Songs of Love and Longing from World War II. It is a great collection of music from the 1940s from ABC Classics. Here's a quick song listing:
1. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree
2. We'll Meet Again
4. It's Been A Long, Long Time
5. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
6. I'll Walk Alone
7. I Cried for You
9. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
10. Room 504
11. Why Don't You Do Right?
13. I'm Beginning to See the Light
14. Star Eyes
15. I've Heard That Song Before
16. Don't Fence Me In
18. Home Town
I'm planning on putting together a playlist for my Dad on his account. Do you have any suggestions for all the Dad's out there? Hope you have a great Father's Day!