Video

(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhPYwuPAmAY)

In this rare, rediscovered “By Request” ARMY-NAVY Screen Magazine episode, Mary Small sings requests from the troops. Incredible footage of American cities in the 1940’s. The Army-Navy Screen Magazine was a short film program, which was shown to the American soldiers around the world during World War II. It was produced from June 1943 until early 1946 by the Army Signal Corps under the supervision of director Frank Capra.

Audio


https://marysmall.tumblr.com/post/117343251794/audio_player_iframe/marysmall/tumblr_nl8j4wC35U1r53t64?audio_file=https%3A%2F%2Fa.tumblr.com%2Ftumblr_nl8j4wC35U1r53t64o1.mp3

This song has a special meaning for me because it is the only recording I have, or I think which exists, of my birth mother Patty Small Keeler’s voice. She recorded this song with her mother Mary probably in the 1960’s and it was released on Coral Records.