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The Best of the War Years


Download links and information about The Best of the War Years by Dinah Shore. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to Pop genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 56:33 minutes.

Artist: Dinah Shore
Release date: 2001
Genre: Pop
Tracks: 20
Duration: 56:33
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No. Title Length
1. Coax Me a Little Bit 3:03
2. The Thrill Is Gone 3:31
3. Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry 3:04
4. I've Got You Under My Skin 2:49
5. I Fall In Love Too Easily 1:56
6. Candy 2:54
7. It's De-Lovely 2:34
8. Somewhere 3:10
9. Can't You Read Between the Lines 2:55
10. Sleigh Ride In July 2:52
11. I Can't Tell Why I Love You, But I Do 2:49
12. Like Someone In Love 2:32
13. I Wish I Knew 2:49
14. Remember 2:46
15. Memphis Blues 1:50
16. Someone to Watch Over Me 2:59
17. I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me 2:57
18. Along the Navajo Trail 3:08
19. Heartache, Sadness and Tears 2:42
20. "Murder" He Says 3:13



The Best of the War Years is a misleading title for this CD, which doesn't contain Dinah Shore's most famous and essential recordings of World War II. Such a collection would include her hit versions of "I'll Walk Alone" and "Blues in the Night," neither of which are provided. But while The Best of the War Years isn't really a best-of, it is a consistently enjoyable collection of rarities from the '40s, a decade in which Shore (along with Peggy Lee, Jo Stafford, Doris Day, and Lena Horne) was among the female vocalists who defined jazz-influenced pop singing. When Cleopatra assembled this collection for its Stardust label in 2001, it turned to various sources. Many of the recordings are from Shore's popular radio show of the '40s, while others are V-disc recordings. During World War II — and for several years after the U.S. declared victory over the fascist governments that had been plaguing Germany and Japan — V-discs were 78s that were shipped overseas for the enjoyment of American servicemen. Shore was among the many pop stars who participated in the government-run, Pentagon-approved V-disc program, and this CD contains her military recordings of "I Can't Believe You're in Love With Me," "I Fall in Love Too Easily," and "It's De-lovely." Those are appealing examples of her sentimental, vulnerable approach, as are radio performances of "Someone to Watch Over Me" and "I've Got You Under My Skin." Again, The Best of the War Years isn't really a best-of, and listeners who are seeking a dose of Introductory Dinah 101 would be better off with a collection of her essential hits. But those who consider themselves collectors and hardcore fans will find a lot to admire about this CD.