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Happy Days Are Here Again! 26 vintage 'cheer-up' songs

Happy Days Are Here Again!   26 vintage 'cheer-up' songs
£12.99
CD / Product Number: RTR4359

If you think we have problems today, we should perhaps take a lead from the dark days of the Great Depression when so many ‘cheer-up’ songs, while not of course curing all ills, at least helped to make life bearable. Happy Days Are Here Again! (the anthem used for Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal in 1933) offers 26 uplifting ‘audio anti-depressants’ from 1928 to 1941 that should bring cheer to even the most miserable. The selection is presented by the top contemporary stars from both sides of the Atlantic. The 14 from the States include such top artists as Bing Crosby (Pennies From Heaven), Fred Astaire (Things Are Looking Up), Paul Whiteman (Great Day!) and Cliff Edwards (the original Singin’ In The Rain), plus the happiest of jazz from Fats Waller (Don’t Let It Bother You), Billie Holiday (When You’re Smiling) and Benny Goodman with Peggy Lee (On The Sunny Side Of The Street) or Helen Ward (Singing A Happy Song). The British dozen are equally potent in raising spirits. They include Al Bowlly (When You’ve Got A Little Springtime In Your Heart), Flanagan Allen (Are You Having Any Fun?), Gracie Fields (Looking On The Bright Side) and Hutch (The Best Things In Life Are Free). Here is a CD guaranteed to leave you smiling – and of course when you’re smiling . . . .

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1. Happy Days Are Here Again - Ambrose
2. Spread A Little Happiness - Binnie Hale
3. Sunshine - Whispering Jack Smith
4. Painting the Clouds with Sunshine - Nick Lucas
5. Singin' In The Rain - Cliff Edwards
6. Life Is Just A Bowl of Cherries - Layton and Johnstone
7. Sunny Side Up - Johnny Hamp
8. Looking On The Bright Side of Life - Gracie Fields
9. Great Day! - Nat Shilkret
10. The Clouds Will Soom Roll By - Elsie Carlisle
11. Get Happy! - Nat Shilkret
12. Letting the Sunshine In - Sam Browne
13. Smile, Darn Ya, Smile! - Billy Cotton
14. When You've Got A Little Springtine In Your Heart - Al Bowley
15. There's A New Day Coming! - Harry Ray
16. Pennies From Heaven - Frances Langford, Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby
17. Don't Let It Bother You - Fats Waller
18. Things Are Looking Up - Fred Astaire
19. Singing A Happy Sone - Benny Goodman
20. With A Smile and A Song - Teddy Wilson
21. When You're Smiling - Billie Holiday
22. Are You Havin' Any Fun? - Flanagan and Allen
23. It's A Hap-hap-happy Day - Dick Todd
24. On The Sunny Side of the Street - Peggy Lee
25. The Best Things in Life are Free - Hutch
26. Look For The Silver Lining - Connee Boswell