Fun Music Facts from 1900-1950


The era dating from 1900-1950 influenced music by encouraging changes. Artists could now sing about their loved ones and get a little more graphic in tone. This era also witnessed a change from traditional folk music to more popular music such as big band and swing. It was the type of music that the previous generation never dreamed about listening to.

Music Awards

The Grammy’s official information on the Grammy Awards.

Tony Awards includes information on the winners in major Broadway and off-Broadway productions.

Lyrics

Popular Songs in American History lists lyrics to popular songs throughout history.

International Lyrics Playground database containing lyrics from around the world.

Nursery Rhymes Lyrics and Origins lists the lyrics of popular nursery rhymes and how they started.

Children’s Songs and Nursery Rhymes lists popular songs for children, with the original lyrics.

Folk Lyrics database of lyrics relating to popular folk songs.

Disney Song Lyrics lists lyrics from all Disney movies dating back to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

American Pop Music from 1900-1950 included big band artists and mellow voices such as Frank Sinatra. George Gershwin and Irving Berlin were also popular during this time. Top songs included Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Around Midnight, I’ll Fly Away and This Land is Your Land.

American Popular Music from 1900-1949 lists popular songs, themes, trends and artists from this time period.

Timeline of Trends in Music focuses on the trends found in music from the early part of the 19th century.

Blues Music

A Short Blues History looks at the popular artists and types of music used in this era.

The History of Blues Music an in depth history on how blues evolved out of the growing freedom of blacks.

A Brief History of the Blues looks at the differences found between blues and jazz.

A Brief History of Blues Music a short history that describes the way in which blues evolved.

Uncensored History of the Blues offers behind the scenes stories surrounding the blues movement and artists.

Jazz Music

Miles Davis offers information on his discography, biography and history.

Jazz examines the history of jazz music up to the modern day.

Jazz Timeline offers a timeline of the major events relating to jazz music and musicians.

History of Jazz shows how jazz evolved out of blues music.

Jazz History offers an in depth study of jazz music and the major artists working in the medium.

WW I music focused on songs that spoke to the heart and the women waiting at home. “If You Were the Only Girl in the World”, “I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now”, “They Didn’t Believe Me” and “For Me and My Girl” were all popular songs.

World War I Music & Songs lists the popular songs and artists from this era.

Music as War Propaganda looks at how the government used music in their war efforts.

Musicals and Theater

A History of the Musical focuses on musicals from the early years, in particular the burlesque movement.

Top Opera Bands of the 1940s lists the most popular opera singers during the 1940s.

Big Band/Swing

Bing Bands Database a searchable database that lists all big band singers and artists.

Swing Music lists a history of swing music, popular bands and includes photographs.

WW II songs once again focused on the women left behind as their men fought overseas. Frank Sinatra and Etta James were two of the top recording artists at the time. Popular songs included “I’ll Be Seeing You”, “Moonlight Becomes You”, “Seems Like Old Times” and “We’ll Meet Again”.

Sinatra includes a biography of popular singer Frank Sinatra and the music he recorder during World War I.

Popular Music During World War II lists information on the popular recording artists working during this era.