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CA 101H Top 20 Songs That Shaped the 20th Century: 1920s

Resources for CA 101H: Top 20 Songs That Shaped the 20th Century.

Audio playlist - 1920s

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Background Videos - 1920s

Video playlist - 1920s

America the Beautiful

Music: Samuel A. Ward
Lyrics: Katharine Lee Bates
Performer: Louise Homer (1924-5 recording), Shannon Quartet (1923 recording)
Date first published: 1910

What did I do to be so Black and Blue?

Music: Fats Waller and Harry Brooks
Lyrics: Andy Razaf
Performer: Ethel Waters
Date written: 1929 (for the Broadway musical Hot Chocolates)

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