Posts Tagged ‘4th of July’

Ain’t That America

July 4, 2018

“Little Pink Houses,” written and performed by John Mellencamp.

John Mellencamp website

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This is My Country

July 4, 2018

“This Is My Country,” written by Curtis Mayfield, and performed by him with The Impressions.  Released on Mr. Mayfield’s Curtom Records label in 1968.

“And I know you will give consideration
Shall we perish unjust or live equal as a nation
This is my country”

Lyrics here.

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American Girl

July 4, 2018

“American Girl,” written and performed by Tom Petty, with visual cameos by Ethel Barrymore, Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, Norma Talmadge, Louise Brooks, Mary Astor, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Ava Gardner, Jean Arthur, Helen Hayes, Gene Tierney, Carole Lombard, Barbara Stanwyck, Rita Hayworth, Donna Reed, Hedy Lamarr, Loretta Young, Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard, Audrey Hepburn, Susan Hayward, Natalie Wood, Grace Kelly. Great video by YouTube user jaxdriver.

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American Woman

July 4, 2018

“American Woman,” performed by Lenny Kravitz, 1999. The song was written by Randy Bachman with lyrics by Burton Cummings, and originally recorded in 1970 by their band, The Guess Who. Video directed by Paul Hunter.

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4th of July

July 4, 2018

“4th of July,” written by Dave Alvin and performed by him with the band X.

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American Girl

July 4, 2018

“American Girl,” written and performed by Bonnie McKee. Ms. McKee, who has written songs for (and with) Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Kesha, Kelly Clarkson and others, has a fine grasp of contemporary American culture.

Celeb karaoke version here

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America

July 4, 2018

“America,” composed by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, from the 1961 film West Side StoryRita Moreno (Anita) and George Chakiris (Bernardo) are the principal singers in the movie; their roles were originally created on Broadway by Larry Kert and Chita Rivera in 1957.

“Life is all right in America, if you’re all white in America”

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4th of July

July 4, 2018

Star Swain of Tallahassee visits the Lincoln Memorial.

“She hesitated to sing the national anthem at the Lincoln Memorial. Then, she slayed.” Lindsey Bever, Washington Post

Happy Independence Day.

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American Girl

July 4, 2017

“American Girl,” written and performed by Bonnie McKee. Ms. McKee, who has written songs for (and with) Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Kesha, Kelly Clarkson and others, has a fine grasp of contemporary American culture.

Celeb karaoke version here

Bonnie McKee official website

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American Woman

July 4, 2017

“American Woman,” performed by Lenny Kravitz, 1999. The song was written by Randy Bachman with lyrics by Burton Cummings, and originally recorded in 1970 by their band, The Guess Who. Video directed by Paul Hunter.

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