Some of my favorite American music

American Pie
Someone to watch over me
Rhapsody in blue

Enjoy. pl

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12 Responses to Some of my favorite American music

  1. Degringolade says:

    No problem with any of these. Though I do somewhat prefer the Eagles version of “Desperado” over Linda’s. But, on the other hand, Linda was a LOT nicer to look at. My favorite tune of Linda’s was her cover of Warren Zevon’s “Hasten Down the Wind”.

  2. james says:

    the top one is such a great song! the other ones are good too.. here is a version of ‘someone to watch over me’ that i really like.. if you like ballads – this is my favourite jazz singer who does ballads like no one else…. the story on jimmy scott is quite fascinating as well …

  3. Keith Harbaugh says:

    A stirring rendition of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” by The United States Army Field Band:

  4. Deap says:

    A universal, but perhaps unlikely, platinum selling hit – also from America – Hawaii:

    The singer is highly beloved, now deceased, but the international equivalent of “Elvis” for millions across the Pacific Rim. – once listened to, it is hard to get out of one’s soul. I suspect Tulsi Gabbard would approve. The Great Polynesian Migration – one of the most extraordinary human endeavors on the planet.

    • The Twisted Genius says:

      Well praise the Lord! Seems that if you listen to someone long enough, you are bound to find some common ground. I don’t know where your fixation on unions came from, but we both appreciate IZ. I linked to him before I read your comment. He was an amazing talent. I spent three and a half years in Hawaii with the 25th Division and got to know the pig hunters of the Ko’olau Mountains and the paniolos of the Maui uplands. I learned to love Gabby Pahinui and that whole genre of local music. And I share your admiration of the Great Polynesian Migration.

  5. The Twisted Genius says:

    All great selections. Enjoyed them all. I have satellite radio in one of my cars along with a SiriusXM subscription. Of all the channels my favorite is Siriusly Sinatra. It plays a wide selection of music from Sinatra, his contemporaries and modern artists singing in that style. Great music for a drive to Richmond. Far better than ANY of the talk radio and 24 hour news shows. After a brief sampling, I avoid them like the plague.

    Some of my other favorites include Pat Benatar, who we proclaimed the patron saint of ODA 334. I remember explaining this to a Sergente Maggiore Capo of the 9th Parachute Assault Regiment during a pre-mission isolation. He was perplexed, but grew to love her music. When we met again, he had a Benatar tape in his camp in the Sabra neighborhood near the Shatila refugee camp.

    I also like Warren Zevon… a lot. While at MOTC I found that while we were listening to “Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner” in the Shouf Mountains, Marines were listening to the same music at the airport. We had four Lebanon veterans in my MOTC class.

    And two of my more recent favorites, both moving and personally meaningful:

  6. Jose says:

    Great choices, let me add this Julio Iglesias song in Spanish:

  7. Keith Harbaugh says:

    Might I add a musical homage to traditional Scotish culture?
    At least for some of us neanderthal types, that was a part of American culture.

  8. Fred says:

    We can’t leave out some of the other music from the 70’s.
    Gimme Three Steps. Which came in handy when I was a younger man……

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