Edward Meeker – “Everybody Loves A Big Brass Band” (mp3)

Edward Meeker – “Everybody Loves A Big Brass Band” (mp3)

‚ÄúEverybody Loves a Big Brass Band,‚Äù by Edward Meeker is his all inclusive attempt to bring cheer to the people of 1917. During a time when Americans were focusing on entertaining activities such as baseball and vaudeville skits, music of the early 19TH century focused on being upbeat and lighthearted, anything to keep the minds of Americans off of¬†the war. Just as Meeker chants in his song, ‚Äúall folks gather round when a big band comes to town,‚Äù implying the unifying and jovial effects of music, perhaps also insinuating the relief that will come when the war is over and the big bands will indelibly provide the soundtrack to the people’s celebration.