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PostThu Oct 27, 2011 12:57 am » by The57ironman


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Irving Berlin wrote this song in 1917 for use during WWI. Does any one know why he did not release it then? No? Well, I will tell you. He thought it "too

saccharine," (sentimental) even for the horrific inferno that was WWI.
You will enjoy this and you younger folks will learn some history... the very first public singing of ?GOD
BLESS AMERICA."
But, before you watch, you should also know the story of the song.?The time was 1940.
America was still in a terrible economic?depression. Hitler was taking over Europe and Americans were afraid we?d have to go to war. It was a time of hardship?and worry for most Americans.
This was the era just before TV, when radio shows were HUGE, and American families sat around their radios in the evenings,?listening to their favorite entertainers ? and no entertainer of that era was bigger than Kate Smith.?Kate was also large in size, and the
popular phrase still used today is in deference to her,??It Ain?t over till the fat lady sings.?
Kate Smith might not have made it big in the age of TV,?but with her voice coming over
the radio, she was the biggest star of her time.
Kate was also very patriotic. It hurt her to see Americans so depressed and afraid of what the next day would bring. She had hope for America, and faith in her fellow Americans.
She wanted to do something to cheer them up, so she went to the?famous American song-writer, Irving Berlin (also wrote ?White Christmas?)?and asked him to write a song that would make Americans feel good again about their country. When she described?what she was
looking for, he said he had just the?song for her. He went to his files and found a song that he had written, but never published, 22 years before?-?way back in 1917. He gave it to Kate Smith and she worked?on it with her studio orchestra. She and Irving Berlin were not sure
how the song would be received by the public,?but both agreed they would not take any profits
from ?God Bless America???any profits would go to the Boy Scouts of America. Over the years,
the Boy Scouts have received millions of dollars in royalties from this song.
This video starts out with Kate Smith coming into the radio studio with the orchestra and an
audience. She introduces the new song for the very first time, and starts singing. After the?first
couple verses, with her voice in the background still singing,?scenes are shown from the 1940
movie, ?You?re In The Army Now.? At the 4:20 mark of the video you see a young?actor in the
movie, sitting in an office, reading a paper?-?it?s Ronald Reagan. Frank Sinatra considered
Kate Smith the best singer of her time,?and said when he and a million other guys first heard
her sing ?God Bless America??on the radio, they all pretended to have ?dust in their eyes? as
they wiped away a tear or two?
To this day, ?God Bless America? stirs our patriotic feelings and pride in our country. Back in
1940,?When Kate Smith went looking for a song to raise the spirits of her fellow Americans, I
doubt she realized just how successful the results would be?? for her fellow Americans during
those years of hardship and worry, and for many generations of Americans to follow.
Now that you know the story of the song, I hope you will enjoy it and treasure it even more.



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PostMon Nov 21, 2011 5:46 am » by The57ironman


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PostMon Nov 21, 2011 6:45 am » by Wolfbane7272


the57ironman wrote:i'd been thinking there needs to be a place to put off topic videos...

so i'm posting this as a start...

(if there isn't already one...... :mrgreen: )


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PostMon Nov 21, 2011 11:32 am » by Spock


I've always wanted a reason to pose like this...

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PostMon Nov 21, 2011 2:05 pm » by Kinninigan


Couldn't get through the rap music music...shes to gangsta for me!


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PostTue Nov 22, 2011 6:25 pm » by The57ironman


take yer' frickin' dogs for a walk ...will ya'...?

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PostSat Nov 26, 2011 10:35 pm » by The57ironman


you'll have to trust me on this one.....

i really have no clue about ''where'' it comes from ....

but , it's a really interesting musical trip down TPTB's memory lane....

we didn't start the fire.. :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

http://yeli.us/Flash/Fire.html

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PostSun Nov 27, 2011 4:37 pm » by Thruster


the57ironman wrote:you'll have to trust me on this one.....

i really have no clue about ''where'' it comes from ....

but , it's a really interesting musical trip down TPTB's memory lane....

we didn't start the fire.. :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

http://yeli.us/Flash/Fire.html

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Hehehehehe!! That was cool!!

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PostWed Nov 30, 2011 4:43 pm » by The57ironman


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PostWed Nov 30, 2011 5:01 pm » by Thruster


the57ironman wrote:take yer' frickin' dogs for a walk ...will ya'...?

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=qF ... &vq=medium


Amazing control.

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