The term jukebox came into use in the United States around 1940, apparently derived from the familiar usage “juke joint,” an establishment where the customers were rowdy or disorderly. So although many associate jukeboxes with rock and roll and 45 rpm records, they had a wave of popularity in the early1940, and it is estimated that three-quarters of the 78-rpm records produced were for jukeboxes. Much of that popularity is reflected in the 1942 hit song “Jukebox Saturday Night”. For our opening concert of the 2011-12 season, we present a survey of the songs that first appeared on jukeboxes in 1940-42, to find out which of the most popular ones are still a part of the American Songbook. We think you will be surprised at how many there are! Look for such timeless classics as "How High the Moon", "I Hear Music", "The Nearness of You", "Taking a Chance On Love", "When You Wish Upon a Star", "It’s Always You", and more!