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Sentimental Journey: Popular Songs of the 1940s

Boston trio Outrageous Fortune played an afternoon of old favorites to a crowd of more than 80 people in the Library atrium. Standards like “Comin’ in on a Wing and a Prayer,” “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” and “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to” got rave reviews, including the endorsement of 12-year-old Eli Kissman.

Voices from the concert:

About the music:
Outrageous Fortune’s Rod Thomas
Reaction:
Peter Brewer
Mary Clarke
12-year-old Eli Kissman remembers his grandfather

Voices from the film series on how World War II shaped the world we live in today:

Jim Joyce: everybody was joining up

Voices from the Homefront
Angela
Marie
Kenny
Nick

More clips from our interview with Harold DiMattio:

I’d had enough
Life’s lesson
Fear

Collector of WWII memorabilia on his father’s service as a machine gunner in the US Marines

The Big Bands: a Video Retrospective Humorist and WBZ radio personality Mel Simons took a crowd of 85 people on a foot-tapping video journey back to the Big Bands of yesteryear. Musical greats Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman all did their part to help the war effort, and play the last hurrah in a musical era that would end within a few years of the troops coming home.

Mel Simons: “It was the greatest music ever”

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