Music In the 1930's
By: Sunny Singh
Top Hits of 1938
Types of Music
Effect of Music
Since the country was in the throes of a depression, people needed diversion and that is exactly what they got. This was the beginning of Hollywood, the music industry and the beginning of broadcast companies, mainly the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) and the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). Songs that went onto become very popular during this era were those that reflected the struggle of the average American - songs that were written as protests to the social conditions surrounding the songs author.
Lone Star Beer and Bob Wills' Music
A- Bob Wills
Q- How did music help in The Great Depression?
A- It distracted people of all the pain and sorrow and instead made them sing and dance along, creating a sense of happiness and joy.