In honor of Memorial Day, I thought I'd post a 1917 version of George M. Cohan's classic, "Over There." It's performed by Arthur Fields and accompanied by some terrific vintage photos. I find it interesting that even 97 years ago, when there's a break in the singing the musical arrangement mixes in a big of Cohan's "I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy."
And no, don't worry, we wouldn't let you go without including James Cagney performing it from Yankee Doodle Dandy.
By the way, the woman singing lead on the song is Frances Langford. Some of you may have heard of the great radio series, Bickersons, many sketches of which were released on albums. They starred Don Ameche as the husband of a wildly and hilariously bickering couple -- and the wife was played by...(you might have figured this out by now) Frances Langford.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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