Soundtrack for the Fourth

Some quintessential music for the American holiday. Here’s some of what’s on my list for today:

Ellington’s Black, Brown & Beige Suite

Grofe’s Mississippi Suite

Gershwin, just about anything

Sierra Hull’s genius mandolin picking on her “Bombshell”

Alison Krauss and Shawn Colvin’s cover of a classic Paul Simon tune.

Tony Rice and others on “Freeborn Man”

Bluegrass, just about anything.

Any suggestions, out there?

About catholicsensibility

Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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2 Responses to Soundtrack for the Fourth

  1. Known as 332 says:

    Louis Moreau Gottschalk – Union. Interesting story behind this Creole pianist. Here’s a link but I think the Filipina pianist Cecile Licad version is better.

  2. John Donaghy says:

    Charles Ives’ Variations on America

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