Forgotten World War II Song Finally Released

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On Friday, January 15th, 2021, the song “I’m Dreaming of No One But You” written by Leona Augustine, will finally make it's recorded debut.  Swing City Radio will be premiering the song a little after 12pm (Noon) EST on Friday the 15th.  We will replay the premiere shortly after 4pm on the same day.  “I’m Dreaming of No One But You” will then enter normal rotation on The Modern Block.

Leona Augustine’s song has a fascinating back story. The sheet music sat forgotten for decades until her grandson, Jacob Luecke, discovered it in a collection of old family papers in the Spring of 2020.

I encourage you to read the press release below as well as visiting: www.leonasdream.com or facebook.com/leonasdream to learn more about this interesting project.  It's quite apparent that Jacob put a lot of effort into making his grandmother's dream come true so please consider getting a copy of the song for yourself.

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Forgotten World War II love song finally makes its recorded debut on January 15, 2021:

In 1942, a young woman wrote a love song. It was called “I’m Dreaming of No One But You” and was inspired by her future husband who had just left home for World War II. 

The song caught the attention of a famous Hollywood composer, who helped write the music. “I’m Dreaming of No One But You” was published, but never recorded. Over the years, the song was nearly forgotten. But now, nearly 80 years later, the song has been professionally recorded for the first time. The effort included contributions from musicians around the world.

“I’m Dreaming of No One But You” was written by Leona Augustine. She wrote the song as a young woman living on a Missouri farm. The original sheet music was composed by Bob Carleton, who had a memorable hit song in “Ja-Da” and later wrote songs for movies.

The song sat forgotten for decades until Leona Augustine’s grandson, Jacob Luecke, recently discovered the sheet music in a collection of old family papers. In the spring of 2020, he set out to record the song in a big band style similar to what was popular during the time of its writing. He ended up working with musicians from nine different countries to bring the song to life.

Jacob Luecke: “Grandma Leona died in 1984, when I was just two years old — so I never really knew much about her. It was amazing to discover that she was a songwriter, which is my hobby too. The first time I played the song, I could tell it was special,” said Jacob Luecke. “I’m excited to be able to share grandma Leona’s talent with the world. I am grateful to the many incredible musicians who contributed to this recording. I hope everyone enjoys listening to it!” 

The song will be released on January 15, 2021, on what would have been Leona Augustine’s 106th birthday. It will be available on all major streaming services.

For more information about this project, visit www.leonasdream.com or facebook.com/leonasdream.

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