Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!!

Happy Independence Day to our friends in the USA. Thank you for the declaration of independence, for Thomas Jefferson, John Steinbeck, Benjamin Franklin, Louis Armstrong, Jesse Owens, FDR, JFK, baseball, jazz, Walt Whitman, James Brown, Henry David Thoreau, Irving Berlin, Martin Luther King Jr, R&B, Babe Ruth, Bob Dylan, John Muir, John Coltrane, Soul, Rosa Parks, Funk, Frank Lloyd Wright, Marvin Gaye, Ralph Waldo Emmerson, Sam Cooke, Helen Keller, Duke Ellington, Jackie Robinson, Aretha Franklin, Jonas Edward Salk, Country Music, Cole Porter, Frederick Douglass, The Carter Family, Sinclair Lewis, Hank Williams, Robert Frost, Frank Sinatra, The Grand Ole Opry, Albert Einstein, Chess Records, Miles Davis, Muhammad Ali, Willie Dixon, Ernest Hemmingway, Cesar Chavez, Robert Johnson, Harriet Ross Tubman, Blues, Mardi Gras, Carl Sagan, Ray Charles, and Harry Belafonte!

Here are a few songs to celebrate the day

Woody Guthrie - This Land is Your Land

Dave Alvin - 4th of July

Jimi Hendrix - Machine Gun.

and finally Nina Simone

What songs do you want to send out to our American friends.

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