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DJ Sessions: A Soundtrack From The Great Depression

Paul Whiteman is pictured with his orchestra in 1921. (Wikimedia Commons)
Paul Whiteman is pictured with his orchestra in 1921. (Wikimedia Commons)

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.


Note: We have a Spotify playlist for our weekly DJ Sessions segment! The playlist is updated each week with new songs. Spotify is free to use, but requires a login.

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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