By William E Studwell, Bruce R Schueneman
Pass, group, cross! Rah, rah, rah! Boomalacka, boomalacka! Sis-boom-bah! Get your pennants and varsity shades and head for the stadium simply because collage struggle Songs will make you knowledgeable at the musical historical past of college athletic topics and anthems prior to the second-half kickoff. the following, in a single anthology, you’ll discover a specified choice of musical and historic details that hasn’t been compiled and up-to-date because the days of Knute Rockne and the Galloping Ghost. This clever and lively assortment provide you with lots to upward push and shout approximately, bringing jointly the entire lyrics, short historic annotations, and musical ratings for the songs of over a hundred of the country’s such a lot well-known schools and universities.If you’re a researcher, librarian, musical fanatic, band chief, musical historian, old-timer from long ago while, or a tender underclassmen drawn to conserving a couple of loved notes of your school’s heritage, university struggle Songs is the ebook for you. You’ll locate lots of hard-to-find evidence in regards to the songs and the folk who encouraged them, and you’ll get particular info in those components:
- complete musical ratings of school struggle songs
- full lyrics of school struggle songs
- basic historic history in regards to the songs and their associations
- information in regards to the track creators and the school nicknamesSo, swing at the Rambling smash from Georgia Tech, rally round the bonfire and provides a holler for the Buckeyes, the Wildcats, the Sooners, the Boilermakers, and the Tigers! The Gipper, the endure, and Johnny U look forward to you during this really good compendium of nostalgia and musical rankings. Even after a number of pages, university struggle Songs could have you hailing your alma mater and leaping within the automobile to move for the hop.
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Joyce Akers wrote the words and Wilbur Chenowith (1899- ) wrote the music. The University of Nebraska, Omaha, uses "UNO Fite" by James R. Sakee, and Creighton University in Omaha uses "The White and Blue," by Gordon Raymond. HAIL STURDY MEN (UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA) Reno, Nevada not only has legalized gambling and other attractions, but, apparently, athletic teams with sturdy men. An unknown person wrote "Hail Sturdy Men" for the University of Nevada. " The University of Nevada, Las Vegas' fight song, "Win with the Rebels," was created in 1985 by Gerald Willis, also known as J.
Lampert. It was a favorite by the 1930s. Another state institution, Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, uses "Yea Eastern" by Mary Catherine Burns. UL FIGHT SONG (UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE) Louisville, the home of the Kentucky Derby, is perhaps better known for horse racing than for college sports. Yet the "Cardinals" of the Univer- Historical Notes 27 sity of Louisville have a strong athletic tradition and a good sports song, "UL Fight Song," written by Robert B. Griffith (1914- ), possibly in the 1960s.
Whether describing past glories or looking forward to new triumphs, "Carolina Victory" or "Carolina Victory March" (1938), written by Robert McManeus, class of 1938, is a confident composition. McManeus also wrote another composition for the school, "Carolina Fight Song" (1947). " Two more famous alumni, band leaders Kay Kyser (1906-1985) and John Scott Trotter (1908-1975), collaborated on another fight song, "Tar Heels on Hand" (1937). Kyser wrote the words and Trotter the tune. The University of North Carolina at Asheville uses "Fight Song" by Frank Edwinn, the University of North Carolina at Greenville uses "The Spartan Spirit" by John Locke, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington uses "Green and Gold" by Graham Hatcher.