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?

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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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scpwuiHQvCw but I think the Filipina pianist Cecile Licad version is better.

  2. John Donaghy says:

    Charles Ives’ Variations on America

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