The Swing Era / The War Years (1940-1950)
Song Performer Year
A Tisket A Tasket Ella Fitzgerald 1938
Around Midnight Thelonius Monk 1948
Begin the Beguine Artie Shaw 1938
Blue Moon of Kentucky Bill Monroe 1945
Body and Soul Coleman Hawkins 1940
Boogie Chillun John Lee Hooker 1948
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy The Andrews Sisters 1941
Cattle Call Eddy Arnold 1945
Deep in the Heart of Texas Alvino Ray 1942
Don't Let Nobody Turn You Around The Fairfield Four 1947
God Bless the Child Billie Holiday 1941
Goodnight Irene Leadbelly 1944
Happy Trails Roy Rogers/Dale Evans 1951
If I Didn't Care The Ink Spots 1939
I'll Fly Away The Chuck Wagon Gang 1948
In the Mood Glenn Miller 1939
Move on Up a Little Higher Mahalia Jackson 1948
Near You Francis Craig Orchestra 1947
New San Antonio Rose Bob Wills 1940
Oklahoma! cast recording 1943
Ornithology Charlie Parker Sextet 1946
Paper Doll The Mills Brothers 1943
(Ghost) Riders in the Sky Vaughn Monroe 1949
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Gene Autry 1949
Salt Peanuts Dizzy Gillespie 1945
Sentimental Journey Les Brown 1945
South Pacific cast recording 1949
Stormy Weather Lena Horne 1943
Strange Fruit Billie Holiday 1939
Take the A Train Duke Ellington 1941
This Land Is Your Land Woody Guthrie 1947
When You Wish Upon a Star Cliff Edwards 1940
White Christmas Bing Crosby 1942
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Johnny Mercer 1946

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