Monday, May 30, 2011

The last full measure.

George M. Cohan, NYPL
In honor of Memorial Day, a few selections from the Library of Congress' National Jukebox (an online collection of historical recordings):

• "Over There," by George M. Cohan, perf. Nora Bayes, 1917.

• "Address at Hoboken on return for burial of 5,212 American soldiers, sailors, marines, and nurses," by President Warren G. Harding, 1921. ("Many sons and daughters made the sublime offering and went to hallowed graves as the nation's defenders.")

Lincoln's Gettysburg address, perf. Harry E. Humphrey, 1914.

• "Semper fidelis march," perf. Sousa's Band, 1904.

• "Anchors Aweigh," perf. U.S. Marine Band, 1921.

• "Private Tommy Atkins," perf. Victor Military Band, 1914.

• "It's a Long Way to Tipperary," perf. Victor Military Band, 1914.

• "The Laddies Who Fought and Won," perf. Harry Lauder, 1917.

• "Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning," perf. Arthur Fields, 1918.

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