Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Music While You Work CDs

We've posted about the wartime BBC radio programme Music While You Work elsewhere and you can now buy CDs of some of the favourite pieces which were brought together to provide psychological uplift to British workers during WWII as they worked their way towards victory. Originally these came as around 400 78s from Decca including popular tunes, light classics and film music as well as musical lollipops. Guild records are republishing lots of light music and have two special CDs dedicated to Music While You Work. Click on the Guild link above to reach a page where you can also listen to some lovely free excerpts from volume 2 or here for volume 1 where there's lots more background material about the pieces.

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