The 1930s ... and the Great Depression. Those who lived through this difficult decade didn't see it as being so great. But the experience gave them a great sense of pride. It also gave them stories of struggles to tell their grandchildren.
The 1940s ... remembered most for the War, a common cause that united Americans as never before. President Roosevelt would not see the war's end. That would be President Truman. And a new era would dawn: the Atomic Age.
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The 1950s ... remembered most for the recovery. Neither President Truman nor President Eisenhower can be given full credit for getting America back to normal. Ordinary Americans had a lot to do with it. This decade also witnessed a three-year war in Korea, and the birth of the civil rights movement.
Our CDs are about bygone days, but they're newly-produced. Fiction and history, plus music and a little poetry. Well-worn memories. The kind that smooth out over time. But whether you're buying or just looking, we're glad you stopped by.
Such sweet memories. Click on Mr. Money if you're hungry ...
TOP SONGS OF THE '30s
Over the Rainbow, Judy Garland
In the Mood, Glenn Miller
Minnie the Moocher, Calloway
Silent Night, Bing Crosby
Night and Day, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
TOP SONGS OF THE '40s
White Christmas, Bing Crosby
Stardust, Artie Shaw
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Gene Autry
Paper Doll, the Mills Brothers
Body and Soul, Coleman Hawkins
TOP SONGS OF THE '50s
Rock Around the Clock, Bill Haley and his Comets
Don't Be Cruel, Elvis Presley
Hound Dog, Elvis Presley
Mack the Knife, Bobby Darin
Heartbreak Hotel, Elvis Presley
TOP BOOKS OF THE '30s
The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
TOP BOOKS OF THE '40s
For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers
1984, George Orwell
The Stranger, Albert Camus
The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery
TOP BOOKS OF THE '50s
The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
The Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkein
The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
Lord of the Flies, William Golding
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
TOP MOVIES OF THE '30s
Gone With the Wind
The Wizard of Oz
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
TOP MOVIES OF THE '40s
The Great Dictator
The Best Years of Our Lives
The Maltese Falcon
TOP MOVIES OF THE '50s
The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Bridge on the River Kwai
A Streetcar Named Desire
Singin' in the Rain
PEDAL POWER (Click on the airplane if your grandkids need one.)
OH, YOU BEAUTIFUL DOLL (Click on Raggedy Ann if you're shopping for one.)
Dick Dedrick's book ...
COMMON ANGELS, LITTLE TOWN
type in dick dedrick
WestBow Press / Thomas Nelson
The Beer Wars broke out in the late 1970s. Many well-known names would fall by the wayside. Even Schlitz, once America's leading brand, would not survive. Today the beer makers, like the auto makers, have been narrowed to The Big Three. But craft beers continue to gain favor, and now (as it was in the 1940s) just about every state has its own special brew.
The first soft drink was Hires Root Beer, in 1876 ... followed by Dr. Pepper in '85, Coke in '86 and Pepsi in '98. Hundreds of other brands would follow in the 1900s; most would be gone by the 1990s. But some have returned. Click on your favorite bottle cap if we've made you thirsty.
NOSTALGIA ROAD ... takes you back.