The later version was notably recorded by Kate Smith , becoming her signature song. Irving Berlin wrote the song in while serving in the U. Music critic Jody Rosen says that a Jewish dialect novelty song, "When Mose with His Nose Leads the Band," contains a six-note fragment that is "instantly recognizable as the opening strains of 'God Bless America'". He interprets this as an example of Berlin's "habit of interpolating bits of half-remembered songs into his own numbers. In , Smith's rendition was featured in the patriotic musical This is the Army along with other Berlin songs. The manuscripts in the Library of Congress reveal the evolution of the song from victory to peace.
On air from the mountains to the oceans
It was , and Kate Smith was in the market for a new brand. She was going to be wholesome, the girl next door. So when they approached the composer Irving Berlin , in need of a new patriotic gem for Smith to perform on Armistice Day now Veterans Day in , he had just the thing: an old tune, written and stashed away during his Army days 20 years earlier. Early on, it was a lofty monument of patriotism as the United States climbed out of the Depression and then lurched into war. Seventy years later, it became a symbol of unity after the Sept. Berlin, born Israel Baline, was 5 years old when his family arrived in the United States, having fled anti-Semitic persecution in Russia. The song was written at an Army camp in the Long Island hamlet of Yaphank, which some years later would become home to a community of German-Americans who supported the Nazis.
A team keeps the flame alive
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