Styles of Music Popular in the Forties
Music Styles, Bands and Artists During the 1940's
And few can chronicle the pop parade like those compilers at Shout! Factory, whose track handiwork here is also being seen on your local PBS station! Skip to main content.
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Recordings include live jazz, slow-dancing songs, and a love song about apple trees. At least one, a hard-rock song recorded by The Platters, may be quite a surprise. Topics include welcome and unwelcome letters, to dance or not to dance, a sweet ballad vs. Top pop music. One of these recordings is virtually invisible on the internet, but an old-fashioned research technique finally revealed its story. Click for Playlist. Topics include breakdowns, speeding, hot dates that wound up going nowhere, muddy roads, a fantasy Cadillac, parking problems, and a honeymoon in a Buick.
For music from a year in the s, go to 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 This article includes an overview of the major events and trends in popular music in the s. After World War II, the big band sounds of the earlier part of the decade had been gradually replaced by crooners and vocal pop.