What They Listened To: 1862

As many of you know MY NOVELS are set in Civil War and post-Civil War America. I thought it would be fun each week to focus on a different year of music from 1860-1900. Maybe my characters were listening to these songs back in the day. ENJOY.

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  1. Ah, but would there have been anyone around who sang like Judy!

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    1. Probably not. They may have thought she was a bit over-the-top. 🙂

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  2. Two great pieces of music – Saint-Saens always moves me with its beauty. As for Garland’s rendition – she looks healthy and sings with the passion few others match.

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    1. Judy had a big impact on my childhood. When my parents told me she died of a drug overdose while we watched The Wizard of Oz my heart was broken about the world for a long while.

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      1. They are just people after all and they succumb to the same stress and diversions that imprison everyone, just more publicly.

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      2. I know. I don’t envy people who were or are child stars. It’s even worse for them. Every year my father would watch Meet Me in St. Louis and get teary-eyed when Judy sang at Christmas to her little sister.

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