19 November 2010

5 On Friday - 1914 - 1918

Once more Friday and the great meme from Trav's Thoughts:

1. Grab the banner, make your post title Five on Friday, and be sure to link back here.
2. Go to Playlist.com to make your play list of five songs. You may choose a particular theme to share with us, or post random tunes if that's your vibe for the day. You can simply post the play list, or you can add a little summary about what you are sharing.
2a. Don't feel restricted by the tracks listed on Playlist.com. And don't be discouraged if the Embed code won't work. You're welcome to use any type of media to share your Sets.
3. Be sure to sign Mr Linky so everyone can visit your Set.
4. No tags, but feel free to invite your friends to play along if they need a post topic on a Friday.

Since last week was Veterans Day originally Armistice Day, I thought it might be interesting to turn on the way back machine again for some of the songs of WW I.

How You Gonna Keep 'em Down On The Farm - Eddie Cantor - If you are young enough to never have seen Eddie in movies or on TV - Look for more videos with dancing on You Tube.  Also, here is a great site with details about this song as well as lots of info on First World War dot Com.

It's A Long Way To Tipperary - John McCormack

Mademoiselle From Armentieres - Feel free to sing any of the x rated versions you know

Over There - George M. Cohan received the Congressional Medal for this song.

Roses of Picardy - One of the most sentimental here sung by Mario Lanza

Just a reminder that the music was wonderful --- The War was not.

Green Fields of France - The Fureys


Mike Golch said...

A great set.I enjoyed these videos.

Julia Phillips Smith said...

Wow, Jamie! This is fantastic!

Have to say I have a soft spot for Over There. Strange to say 'soft spot' for a fighting song, but whatever...

Travis Cody said...


Wikipedia lists only 4 veterans of WWI still alive. There are 2 from the UK, both born in 1901, 1 from the US, also born in 1901. The 4th is from Poland, born in 1900.

Linda said...

And now I shall have "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" resounding through my mind as I try to fall asleep this evening but that's quite alright!

Great choices for this week - as always!