Monday, May 15, 2017

All-American Music To Grill To

This is mostly for Americans. And maybe you wish to grill in quiet--that's okay, too.
Multi-generational fun.
But for us in the States, these might be fun tunes.
1. Born in the U S A Bruce Springsteen

A traditional song sung with soul.
2. Ray Charles - "America, the Beautiful" 

Maybe this is Juneteenth.

This includes some good ole America poetry with the music.

3. Ragged Old Flag * Johnny Cash * USA 

Johnny makes non-verbal comment. 

 While we're on Johnny Cash and poetry, the lyrics began as a poem by Julia Ward Howe

4. Johnny Cash sings The Battle Hymn Of The Republic 

Friends can have a cook out, too.

5.Simon & Garfunkel - American Tune 

6. Bob Dylan "With God on our side"

7.  Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Fortunate Son"

Good field for football later, or soccer. 

Here's classical based on the Quaker tune, "Simple Gifts." Another poem.

'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free

'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,

And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gain'd,
To bow and to bend we shan't be asham'd,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come 'round right.
Earliest American Bar B Que: Jamestown

8.  Simple Gifts - Yo-Yo Ma and Alison Krauss

9. God Bless The USA (Lee Greenwood) 

Little known fact about Jimi Hendrix--he served in the U S Army as a paratrooper. 

Jimi in the 101st


10. Jimi Hendrix - "The Star-Spangled Banner"

And just a little homage to my home state--

11. The Beach Boys California Girls 

Beautiful place for a picnic

I've heard many folks say, who were from other nations on the continents of North and South America, that they, too, could claimed to be Americans.

America the Diverse.

So, here is Celine, our Canadian friend, to sing God Bless America.

12. God Bless America - Celine Dion (With Lyrics & History) 

 Don't forget the marshmallows and s'mores.

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