Ben Selvin Happy Days Are Here Again 1930





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Published on Apr 15, 2009

The great depression hit the US (and soon most of the rest of the world) with sickening speed in 1929. Lives were turned upside down as unemployment soared to 35% and the good times and prosperity of the 1920s were lost to generations. Deja vu.
Politicians were certainly premature in telling voters in 1930 that prosperity was just around the corner. By 1933, the situation had grown even worse thanks to inept politicians. The US wouldn't lose its "depression" until the 1940s when WWII caused a huge uptick in unemployment as the war machine revved up. Throughout the 1930s, popular music and movies continued to depict optimism and better days as those who could afford a movie ticket or record sought a brief few minutes of escapism from their mundane and boring lives, a hard pill to swallow after living in the roaring 20s.

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  • License

    • Standard YouTube License
  • Song

    • Happy Days Are Here Again - Wochenend Und Sonnenschein engl. Version
  • Artist

    • Ben Selvin Und Sein Orchester Mit The Crooners
  • Album

    • HITS OF THE 30ies - Hits Der 30iger - Puttin` On The Ritz
  • Writers

    • Jack Yellen, Milton Ager
  • Licensed by

    • Kontor New Media Music (on behalf of Black Hole Music); EMI Music Publishing, Warner Chappell, PEDL, and 4 Music Rights Societies


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