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Cover of the brochure of the "Entartete Musik exhibition
Cover of the brochure of the "Entartete Musik exhibition

"I owe my soul to the company store."--"Sixteen Tons" (1946) by Merle Travis

"Jazz is a lean and athletic music, unobsessed with romantic or commercial love. It shuns sentimentality and the languors of romantic desire. It demands monastic and arduous devotion from its practitioners, and when it deals with sex, does so frankly, without shame or furtiveness. While avoiding invidious comparisons, it is scarcely necessary to point out the erotic basis and quality of much revered Romantic music. There are examples like the Tristan und Isolde Liebestod, the Verklärte Nacht of Schoenberg, and many a church Mass, in which the amorous content, enfolded in sensuous textures, even if unrecognized, is none the less gratefully and luxuriously yielded to by most listeners."--Shining Trumpets, a History of Jazz (1946) by Rudi Blesh, p. 200

""There's No Business Like Show Business" is an Irving Berlin song, written for the 1946 musical Annie Get Your Gun and orchestrated by Ted Royal. The song, a slightly tongue-in-cheek salute to the glamour and excitement of a life in show business, is sung in the musical by members of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in an attempt to persuade Annie Oakley to join the production."--Sholem Stein

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1946 was the 946th year of the 2nd millennium, the 46th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1940s decade.


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