Happy 4th everybody!
Well, I never do themes, but in order to make sure I keep with my no-theme rule, that means that I must sometimes do a theme, lest my no-theme actually becomes a theme.
So, with that explained, tonight we will have a considerable amount of music about America. Then, in celebration of six years on the radio, I will play some of my all-time favorite music. Hope you enjoy – leave comments and suggestions for future shows and have a great night.
Ray Charles, “America The Beautiful,” Genius – The Ultimate Ray
Brazilian Girls, “Noveau Americain,” New York City
Yes, “America (Remastered Single Edit),” Close To The Edge [Expanded and
Kate Smith, “God Bless America,” Best Of
Kiss, “Rockin’ In The U.S.A.,” Alive II
The Residents, “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” Stars and Hank Forever
The Costello Show (featuring Elvis Costello), “American Without Tears,” King Of America
Caetono Veloso, “Soy Loco por ti America,” Tropicalia
Leonard Cohen, “Democracy,” The United States of Poetry
Broadcast, “America’s Boy,” Tender Buttons
The Beach Boys, “Surfin’ U.S.A. (Mono)” Endless Summer
Brian Eno/David Byrne, “America Is Waiting (Album Version),” My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
Noel Coward, “I Like America (Ace Of Clubs),” The Compact Coward
Leonard Bernstein and The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, “America,” West Side Story – Original Broadway Cast
Brave Combo, “Hail to the Chief/Minstrel Boy,” Holidays!
Kansas, “Song For America (Single Edit),” Song For America
Kronos Quartet/Ben Johnson, “Lawless Things,” Howl, U.S.A.
David Bowie & The Pat Metheny Group, “This Is Not America (2002 Digital
Remaster),” Best Of Bowie
Brian Eno, “The Fat Lady of Limbourg,” Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy
Igor Stravinsky, “Dumbarton Oaks, Movement 1,” Boulez, Barenboim
The Books, “It Never Changes To Stop,” Lost And Safe
Deerhoof, “Milk Man,” Milk Man
George Jones and Tammy Wynette, “Take Me,” Tender Years
Pixies, “Subbacultcha,” Trompe Le Monde
MOM, “Airplane Arms,” Little Brite
The Shaggs, “My Pal Foot Foot,” Philosophy of the World
Frank Zappa, “Outrage At Valdez,” Strictly Genteel
The Velvet Underground, “15 – Temptation Inside Your Heart,” Peel Slowly And