Many popular big band songs are featured in Songbird, but others just didn’t quite make the list. During World War II, songwriters used their skills to write propaganda pieces for the war effort. I think you will find these both hilarious and terrible! “You’re a Sap, Mr. Jap” Performed by the Murphy Sisters (A song written to humiliate the Japanese Army) You're a sap, Mr. Jap, you make a Yankee cranky
You're a sap, Mr. Jap, Uncle Sammy's gonna spanky
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Songbird is a musical in words, celebrating big band and gospel music from the 1940s. My favorite song in the book is “It’s Been a Long, Long Time.” I love this song! Listen to Harry James and his band perform it in 1945. The singer is the very talented Kitty Kallen. #harryjames #kittykallen #bigband #1945 #songbird #thewarsongseries