Monday, March 30, 2009

Trivia Monday

Kate Smith first introduced Irving Berlin's song "God Bless America," on Armistice Day (now Veteran's Day) November 11, 1938, at the New York's World Fair. Berlin gave all royalties from the very popular song to the scouts. It became Kate Smith's signature song after "When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain."

6 comments:

Darla said...

Aren't you just a bowl full of info? I love these posts!!

Carol said...

I love the song, God Bless America! Kate Smith is one of my favorite old time singers!

W. Latane Barton said...

Oh my, Patsy. Our brains were working along the same line today. Check out my new blog 'Petals in the Wind'(see my sidebar for link) and see my take on the old time music.

Becca's Dirt said...

I love the old photo. Such a beautiful song and she sang it beautifully.

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, my, when I came to America in the 50s, Kate Smith was still belting out the songs, and no one could sing God Bless America quite like her! I did not know Irving Berlin gave all the royalties to the song to the scouts. What a wonderful gift!

We had a beautiful day in the region today, didn't we? I enjoyed it.

Hugs,

Renie

Shellmo said...

I can tell from the photo that she's really belting the song out! love your history info!