accentuate the positive

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With that inspiration, JB asked talented artists around the world to record songs written and composed between 1915 and 1945, songs that make up the Great American Songbook. The album was released in late 2021. Now that theaters and concert halls are reopening, JB will share this memorable music in a live performance. It's a show of well-known, recognizable music that will remind you to look for the silver lining!

It was in 1944 that Bing Crosby made the Johnny Mercer tune, Accentuate The Positive, a hit in film and on radio. It later became known as one of the songs that got Americans through World War Two. The popular songs of the day, most often written for Broadway, became an unofficial catalogue of music that comforted and connected Americans at home and abroad during hard times—the Spanish Influenza epidemic, the World Wars, Prohibition and the Great Depression.

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