DJ Sessions: A Soundtrack From The Great Depression09:26
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For this week's DJ Session, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Dewey Gill, who hosts "The Sunday Big Band Show" on WMSE in Milwaukee. Gill shares music that was popular during the Great Depression, including a song about raising the rent, and another about World War I veterans suffering through economic troubles.

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Songs In This Segment

  • "Are You Makin' Any Money" by Paul Whiteman and his orchestra, featuring Ramona Davies.
  • "Raisin The Rent" Paul Whiteman and his orchestra, featuring Ramona Davies.
  • "Remember My Forgotten Man" by George Hall and the Hotel Taft Orchestra.
  • "White Heat" by Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys.
  • "Panhandle Shuffle" by Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys.
  • "We're In The Money" by the Gold Diggers, performed by Henry Red Allen.

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This segment aired on December 3, 2014.

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