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Darkness descends over St. Louis, a city already rocked by the Great Depression. More and more people are disappearing, and some have turned up dead. A sinister secret society is putting forward their plan known as “The Winnowing,” designed to wipe out those they consider “undesirable.”
After Stanley and Hazel foil the diabolical plans of Charles Chouteau, they become instant celebrities. Hazel is thrust into the role of debutante, and risks loses herself in it. Meanwhile, Stanley must deal with the horrific tragedy of his best friend’s death while being threatened by the unseen forces of the Veiled Prophet.
With things spiraling out of control, Stanley and Hazel’s relationship is tested, possibly beyond repair. As bodies pile up, people become more desperate. The divide between wealthy and poor grows ever wider, threatening to tear their worlds apart. Now, the two must find a way to work together if there is any hope at all of saving their relationship and their futures.
Song list for Stanley and Hazel
Stanley & Hazel takes place in the 1930s during the Great Depression. It was a time of economic crisis that created a desire for entertainment and fun. Hollywood and the music industry thrived as people flocked to theatres, dance clubs and tuned in by radio to escape the harsh realities of life.
Music of the time was made to for dancing. Jaunty jazz and fun love ballads topped the charts. Although some songs addressed that times were hard, during the Great Depression many of them expressed optimism and a carefree spirit. Many of the songs in the 1930s were more popular than the artists who sang them. It wasn’t unusual for an artist to make one song popular which would be re-recorded by another artist a short time later. The best songs were performed by several artists.
The music of composer Cole Porter ruled the charts along with the bands of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Glenn Miller. Popular vocalists like Louie Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire were all at the top of their game and the charts.
Here is a list of popular music of the time that Stanley and Hazel would have danced to and whistled to themselves. Look some of them up and see what you think!
- Blue Moon
- Anything Goes
- Blow, Gabriel, Blow
- I Only Have Eyes for You
- Cocktails for Two
- The Continental
- On the Good Ship Lollipop
- Let’s Misbehave
- You’re the Top
- I Get a Kick Out of You
- The Very Thought of You
- It’s Only a Paper Moon
- Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
- Lazy Bones
- Inka Dinka Doo
- Let’s Fall in Love
- Happy Days Are Here Again
- Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries
- Minnie, the Moocher
- All of Me
- Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
- Dancing in the Dark
- Dream a Little Dream of Me
- Body and Soul
- Georgia on My Mind
- The Battles of Jericho
- What Is This Thing Called Love?
- Walkin’ My Baby Back Home
- Embraceable You
- I Got Rhythm
- On the Sunny Side of the Street
- Brother Can You Spare a Dime?
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