Old Chestnuts will take you back, to those good old days. Maybe these nostalgic songs were popular when you were young or maybe your parents sang you these songs when you were growing up. Either way, these songs get under our skin and become familiar. A collection of World War II songs and jazz standards, Old Chestnuts seems fresh and new as these songs echo the sentiments of love, loyalty and devotion. And maybe, just maybe, you might reach for your dancing shoes…
As Time Goes By
Made famous by Dooley Wilson in the 1942 movie Casablanca, the American Film Institute included As Time Goes By as #2 in their list of 100 best songs in film. The song was written by Herman Hupfield in 1931 for the Broadway musical "Everybody's Welcome".
Moonlight Serenade is an American jazz standard written by Glenn Miller. In his classic style, the clarinet leads the "big band" sound. In 1939, Miller had his own 15 minute radio series on CBS called "Moonlight Serenade". In 1991, Miller's recording of Moonlight Serenade was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
We'll Meet Again
We'll Meet Again is one of the most famous songs of the World War II era made famous by British singer Vera Lynn. Music and lyrics were written by Ross Parker and Hughie Charles. The title of this song implied hope at a time when many soldiers did not survive to see their loved ones again. In 1943 a musical film titled "We'll Meet Again" was made starring Vera Lynn.