TODAY’S CLIP: This is a song titled “We Watch The Skyways” by Gus Kahn (words) and Max Steiner (music) which was the opening theme song for the movie “Dive Bomber” (1941) as well as the movie “Operation Pacific” (1951) . However, if you’re a Looney Tunes head (like I am) then you’ll probably recognize this song from “Yankee Doodle Daffy” (1943). So let’s do a comparative study. Check it out and enjoy!
“We Watch the Skyways” from “Dive Bomber” (1941)
“We Watch the Skyways” from “Operation Pacific” (1951)
“We Watch the Skyways” from “Yankee Doodle Daffy” (1943)
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As a musician, 90% of what you do is listening. Music is too much of a universal language to get stuck on one dialect. Therefore, today’s blog is dedicated specifically for you to LISTEN (to the clip provided), EXPAND (your thinking on music in a way that you may not have considered before), AND ROCK NOW (with more musical knowledge added to your repertoire)!
What do you think? Shared wisdom makes us all stronger.
DISCLAIMER: I do not own the rights to this song. The video included in this blog is only intended to bring musical awareness to the reader.