4th of July


July 1st, 1998 ~ May the Fourth be with you! Music celebrating American cultural independence and inter-dependence. Also a chat with fife player Otha Turner, and Santore fireworks family.

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  • Open Bed: Back in the USA Chuck Berry
    The Chess Box, MCA/Chess
  • Freedom of '76 Ween
    Chocolate and Cheese, Elektra
  • South Street The Orlons
    45rpm, Cameo
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Gil Scott Heron
    Pieces of a Man, Flying Dutchman/RCA
  • Every Man A King Randy Newman
    Good Old Boys, Reprise
  • Stars & Stripes Forever Eubie Blake
    The Eighty-Six Yearts of Eubie Blake, Columbia
  • Brilliant Mistake Elvis Costello
    King of America, Ryko
  • Instrumental: For Your Country and My Country George Gershwin
    The Piano Rolls, Vol. 2, Nonesuch
  • 4th of July Amy Mann
    Whatever, DGC
  • American Tune Paul Simon
    There Goes Rhymin' Simon, Warner Brothers
  • I'm A Yankee Doodle Dandy James Cagney
    Yankee Doodle Dandy Soundtrack, Hollywood Soundstage
  • I Want to Hear a Yankee Doodle Tune George M. Cohan
    Star Spangled Rhythm, Smithsonian Collection
  • Bugle Boy Rag Michael White
    Live on Folk Masters,1992,
  • Instrumental: The Star Spangled Banner 15 1/2" Regina music box
    From Salons to Saloons, IBRC
  • INTERVIEW: Othar Turner
  • Freedom Suite Sonny Rollins
    The Essential Sonny Rollins on Riverside, Riverside
  • Living in America James Brown
    The Greatest Hits of the Fourth Decade, Scotti Brothers
  • Washington Post March Bill Frisell
    Have A Little Faith, Elektra Nonesuch
  • Only in America The Drifters
    Rockin' & Driftin' - the Drifters Box, Rhino
  • America Chita Rivera & Company
    Star Spangled Rhythm - Voices of Broadway and Hollywood, Smithsonian Collection
  • One Time One Night in America Los Lobos
    By the Light of the Moon, Slash/Warner Brothers
  • Marcho Rock & Roll Isidro Lopez
    El Indio, Arhoolie
  • Instrumental: Freedom Sound Skatalites
    Balls of Fire, Island
  • Redemption Song Bob Marley
    Uprising, Tuff Gong
  • I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free Nina Simone
    Silk & Soul, RCA
  • Freedom ReBirth Brass Band
    Rebirth Kickin' It Live!, Rounder
  • INTERVIEW: Santore Family Fireworks
  • Instrumental: Fireworks Louie Armstrong
    The Hot Fives & Hot Sevens Vol. 3, Columbia
  • The Star Spangled Banner Robert McDuffie, solo violin
    Music & the Arts Vol. 1, No. 3,
  • There's a Star-Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere Elton Britt
    Classic Country Music, Smithsonian Collection
  • Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore John Prine
    John Prine, Atlantic
  • The Fourth of July Holidays Symphony, Charles Ives
    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra/Zinman, Argo
  • America the Beautiful Ray Charles
    Uh-Huh: His Greatest Hits, DCC
  • End Bed: When Johnny Comes Marching Home Jimmy Smith Trio
    The Master, Blue Note