Brother Can You Spare A Dime

Brother Can You Spare A Dime

Book - 1930?
Rate this:
Charley Pilloy - Brother can You Spare A Dimesung by Charley PilloyUsage Public DomainTopics popular, 1930s, 78rpm78 RPM record GRINDING noises is removed (with Goldwave)"Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?, also sung as Buddy, Can You Spare a Dime?, is one of the best-known American songs of the Great Depression. Written in 1930 by lyricist E. Y. "Yip" Harburg and composer Jay Gorney, "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" was part of the 1932 musical Americana;[1] the melody is based on a Russian-Jewish lullaby Gorney's mother had sung to him as a child.[2][3] It was considered by Republicans to be anti-capitalist propaganda, and almost dropped from the show; attempts were made to ban it from the radio.[4] The song became best known, however, through recordings by Bing Crosby, Al Jolson and Rudy Vallee. They were released right before Franklin Delano Roosevelt's election to the presidency and both became number one hits on the charts. The Brunswick Crosby recording became the best-selling record of its period, and came to be viewed as an anthem to the shattered dreams of the era.[5]  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brother,_Can_You_Spare_a_Dime%3F
Publisher: [s.l.] : [s.n.], [1930?]
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (3 min.))

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

  Loading...

Find it at DCPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top