Posts Tagged ‘music’

With a Little Help From My Friends

July 5, 2020

“With a Little Help From My Friends,” written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, performed by Charles Jones, 2020.

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None of Us Are Free

July 5, 2020

“None of Us Are Free,” written by Barry MannCynthia Weil, and Brenda Russell, recorded by Sam Moore, 2006. Accompanists include Sting and Sheila E.

Sam Moore website

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The Right to Walk Away

July 5, 2020

“The Right to Walk Away,” written by written by Dennis Locorriere, John Lyon, and LeRoy Preston, recorded by Mr. Locorriere, 2001.

Dennis Locorriere website

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Praise the Lord and Send Me the Money

July 5, 2020

“Praise the Lord and Send Me the Money,” written by Hugh Moffatt, recorded by Bobby Bare, 1982.

Bobby Bare website

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Oh Freedom!

July 5, 2020

Oh Freedom!“, a traditional Spriritual, interpreted by The Golden Gospel Singers, 2011. Bob Singleton, founder.

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This Land Is Your Land

July 4, 2020

“This Land Is Your Land,” written by Woody Guthrie in 1940, as interpreted by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. This version restores the song’s original verses about “great big walls” and urban poverty. It was meant to be a protest song.

More:

“The Story Of Woody Guthrie’s ‘This Land Is Your Land,’” Nick Spitzer, NPR

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Ain’t That America

July 4, 2020

“Ain’t That America,” written and performed by John Mellencamp.

John Mellencamp website

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This is My Country

July 4, 2020

“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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America

July 4, 2020

“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, 2020

Star Swain of Tallahassee visits the Lincoln Memorial.

Happy Independence Day.

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