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When Pop Broke Up With Jazz

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American composer Irving Berlin sings his song "God Bless America" in front of Boy Scouts troop members and spectators gathered at a tent in Monticello, New York in 1940. Instead of collecting royalties from "God Bless America," Berlin created a fund that collected and distributed them to the Boy and Girl Scouts. Getty Images hide caption

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From Peace To Patriotism: The Shifting Identity Of 'God Bless America'

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Hear What Makes Berlin's 'Cheek To Cheek' So Great

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'White Christmas'

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'Alexander's Ragtime Band'

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