Just the hint of a melody can transport one back in time. Who (assuming you were of a certain age in 1963) can forget the mournful strains of EternalFather Strong to Save, often called The Navy Hymn, which permeated the airwaves for a week after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy?
Or, God Bless America, actually popularized by singer Kate Smith during World War II, which comforted a nation after September 11?
Remember your high school’s “fight song” played triumphantly by the band after every football score? Or the music you danced to at the prom? The score from a particular movie which impressed you during your growing up years?
Music reflects the times of our lives…the eras of history. This week’s Friday Five reflects on music from three particular time settings, not coincidentally the years important to Alan, Lenore, Annie, and David, the characters of the Shining Star books.
Everyone likes nice clean lists with handy dandy links, so without further ado, here are five songs from the historical eras between 1914 and the early 50’s:
|Book 1: Where Is Papa's Shining Star?|
A wealthy businessman, blinded in World War I, falls in love with the woman he hires as his personal assistant during the Depression—and finds her secrets may destroy their chance at happiness.
|Book 2: Finding Papa's Shining Star|
A young woman makes a hasty wartime marriage and discovers her husband’s unexpected link to her past may cost her life
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