1940 - Glenn Miller records "Pennsylvania 6-5000"
I love this because it proves that even amidst war and sadness, humanity, kindness and joy prevail.
My gosh! It's toe-tapping enthusiasm. I can imagine Glenn directing the orchestra, "No. Stand up and shout! I want every last creature -- including that fly on the wall way in the back -- to hear you above the saxes and trumpets. Now, again, with me, Pennsylvania 6-5000!" He'd punctuate with his baton and then laugh when they did it the way he wanted.
And people would dance.
It was a different time, perhaps not better and maybe not worse...
But certainly enchanting.