Blue and Gray - Songs of the Civil War
Music and song have had an impact throughout time and the Civil War was no exception. During the Civil War, music and musical instruments served a practical purpose. Drums were used to keep soldiers in line. Fifes were popular instruments because they could be heard over cannon noise. And bugles were used as a way to issue commands. Blue & Gray: Songs of the Civil War features the folk songs of the era, including Shenandoah, Turkey in the Straw, Battle of Shiloh March, and Battle Hymn of the Republic. With performances from all branches of the United States military, this album is the perfect tribute to an important era in our nation's history.