UNDER HIS WINGS
Wow....why were they on strike? Hard to believe no records for a year..but can totally see how that could happen. Love all the history!
This was an interesting strike. Basically, the musicians were concerned that recordings took away the demand for live performances - and their livelihood. So yes, for a year, recordings were limited - singers weren't affected, so a cappella recordings became very popular. The musicians ended up shooting themselves in the foot! Before the strike, the big band sound ruled, but during the strike, people gained a taste for the "crooners." Combined with the war, which produced a yearning for softer music, this pretty much killed the big band sound and ushered in a time of singers with light musical back-up.
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