American composer Cole Porter has produced hundreds of pop songs, including a slough of hits (most notably, "It's All Right With Me," performed by Rosemary Clooney, and "From This Moment On," performed by Frank Sinatra) adored by Americans at home and abroad during the Korean War.
Many consider Hank Williams, Sr. to be to country music what James Brown is to soul. He was a prolific singer songwriter who produced some of his most enduring recordings, including "Rambling Man" and "Cold, Cold Heart," during the Korean War years.
Mandel and Altman present a collection of tracks inspired by the widely popular satirical film about the Korean War. It includes the haunting theme song, which also opened the beloved, long-running television sitcom series of the same name.
Like the music of Ray Charles, Hank Williams, and Cole Porter, the unique compositions of r&b pianist Johnny Otis thrilled and inspired Americans on the home front and on the war front during the years of the Korean conflict.
Just as Vietnam War soldiers enjoyed the stirring sounds of rock artists such as Creedence Clearwater Revival and Jimi Hendrix, men on the Korean warfront found comfort in the crooning of country-blues greats like Ray Charles. This comprehensive collection of Charles's greatest works features many of his early hits, including "Mess Around" and "I Got a Woman," famously sampled in rapper Kanye West's recent hit single, "Gold Digger."