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1939 HITS ARCHIVE: God Bless America - Kate Smith (her original recording)

God Bless America (Berlin) by Kate Smith, orchestra and mixed chorus conducted by Jack Miller This iconic original studio version of Irving Berlin’s patriotic anthem appears in both the 1939 and 1940 Hits Archive collections. Recorded March 21, 1939, it was a popular hit upon initial release that year. And a year later, Kate’s recording enjoyed a resurgence, climbing as high as #5 on Billboard’s best-sellers chart in mid-August. TIP: Click this link to browse through all 103 videos of the 1939 HITS ARCHIVE collection, alphabetically arranged in the convenient YouTube Playlist format: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTFzQlK7fWk9ok4DwUhCvTCMvXPGXNYqw THE 1939 HITS ARCHIVE - here in one place, a good-quality library of best-sellers and songs that made an impact, presented in the original-release versions Check out the daily music posts on my Facebook group: 1950s HITS--EVERY DAY! https://www.facebook.com/groups/824194430969202/ MusicProf78 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Musicprof78/689903871053047

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