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From the Great War to White Christmas: The Long Reach of Irving Berlin’s Yip Yip Yaphank

Jeffrey Magee

in Over Here, Over There: Transatlantic Conversations on the Music of World War I

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042706
eISBN:
9780252051562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042706.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Irving Berlin’s all-soldier World War I revue, Yip Yip Yaphank, made a unique impact on Broadway in 1918 and in Berlin’s work for decades to come. The show forged a compelling and comic connection ... More


As the Storm Clouds Gather: Origin Myths and Hidden Battles

Sheryl Kaskowitz

in God Bless America: The Surprising History of an Iconic Song

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199919772
eISBN:
9780199345595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919772.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

The song’s story begins during World War I, when Irving Berlin first sketched “God Bless America” for use in the all-soldier musical revue Yip Yip Yaphank, then leaps forward to 1938, when Kate Smith ... More


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