Sunny Side of the Street
When we think of the Great Depression of the 1930s, we might only remember images of people waiting in bread lines and being served in soup kitchens. But even during the Depression, some folks managed to look on the bright side and find themselves "On The Sunny Side Of The Street." Join us for this fun musical evening featuring mirthful songs of the 1930s -- songs that eased the Depression's bite, offered pithy personal advice, and poked fun at the upper crust
Movies set during the Great Depression include "Of Mice and Men" See full list here: whatculture.com/...
I'm just a little "Jackie Horner" Since I met my sugar cane. That gang of mine has been revealin' That they're feelin' sore. I left the lamp light on the corner, For the moon in lover's lane. I'm doing things I never did before. When I take my sugar to tea, all the Boys are jealous of me, 'cause I Never take her where the gang goes, When I take my sugar to tea...
The Boswell Sisters - When I Take My Sugar To Tea
The Best Things in Life are Free - Bing Crosby (With Lyrics)
Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries - Rudy Valee - Life Is Just a Bowl Of Cherries is a popular song with music by Ray Henderson and lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva & Lew Brown, published in 1931 - Ethel Merman introduced this song in George White's Scandals of 1931. This Rudy Vallee version, recorded in 1931, spent five weeks in the top 10 pop music charts.
"Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries" (Rudy Vallee, 1931)
A bread line forms outside of the Rescue Society in New York City in 1929. "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" directly confronted the hardship of the Great Depression.