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Options July 4, 2014: America America (4th of July special with Rich Hazelton)
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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Spinach  America America   Options   Liberty  1973  45    0:00:00 ()
Julius Eastman and the Fires of London  The Review: A Spanish March   Options Eight Song For a Mad King  Unicorn  1971  LP  Composed by Peter Maxwell Davies  0:03:32 ()
Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic  Fourth of July   Options Leonard Bernstein Conducts Charles Ives' Holidays Symphony  Columbia    LP    0:06:48 ()
Ground Zero  Washington Post March / Japan Dissolution   Options Plays Standards  Nani Records  1987  CD  Composed by John Philip Sousa / Omoide Hatoba  0:12:30 ()
Skeleton Crew  The Washington Post   Options Learn To Talk / The Country Of Blinds  Rec Rec Music    CD  Recorded 1983-4  0:15:34 ()
George M. Cohan  I Want to Hear a Yankee Doodle Song   Options Yankee Doodle Dandy  Laserlight  1991  CD    0:17:09 ()
 
Buddy Ebsen / Irene Ryan  Back Home U.S.A.   Options The Beverly Hillbillies  Coluimbia    LP    0:28:06 ()
Johnny Cash  I've Been Everywhere   Options The Legend of Johnny Cash      MP3    0:31:44 ()
Johnny Cash  White Girl   Options Bitter Tears  Columbia/Legacy    CD    0:33:27 ()
Loretta Lynn  Red, White and Blue   Options When the Tingle Becomes a Chill  MCA Records  1973  LP    0:36:19 ()
Henry Gibson  200 Years   Options Nashville  ABC  1975  LP    0:38:33 ()
 
Eugene Chadbourne  I Support the Troops and I Want My Money Back   Options I Support the Troops and I Want My Money Back  Chadula    CD-R    0:48:16 ()
Henry Flynt  Uncle Sam Do   Options I Don't Wanna  Locust Music  2004  CD    0:52:19 ()
Henry Flynt  Marine's Hymn   Options Raga Electric: Experimental Music, 1963-1971  Locust Music  2002  CD    0:55:04 ()
John Fahey  America   Options America  Tacoma  1998  CD  Originally released in 1971  1:03:41 ()
Woody Guthrie  Grand Coolee Dam   Options This Land Is Your Land: The Asch Recordings Vol. 1  Smithsonian  1997  CD    1:11:10 ()
 
The Nice  America   Options The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack  Fuel  2004  CD  Originally released in 1967  1:18:22 ()
Yes  America   Options Yesterdays  Atlantic  1974  LP    1:24:34 ()
Van Dyke Parks  By The People   Options Song Cycle  Warner Bros    CD  Originally released in 1968  1:35:00 ()
 
The Residents  The Thunderer   Options The Residents American Composer Series Volume II: Stars and Hank Forever  ESD  2000  CD  Originally released in 1985  1:46:46 ()
MX-80 Sound  We're an American Band   Options We're an American Band  Family Vineyard  2005  CD    1:44:42 ()
Meat Puppets  Lake of Fire   Options Meat Puppets II          1:58:50 ()
XTC  Statue of Liberty   Options Transistor Blast: The Best of the BBC Sessions      CD    1:56:12 ()
The Clash  I'm So Bored With the U.S.A.   Options Clash on Broadway  Columbia/Legacy  1981  CD    1:58:29 ()
 
James Blood Ulmer  Are You Glad to Be in America?   Options Are You Glad to Be in America?  DIW  1995  CD    2:03:31 ()
Funkadelic  America Eats Its Young   Options America Eats Its Young  Westbound    CD  Originally released in 1972  2:08:12 ()
Prince   America   Options Around the World in a Day  Paisley Park / Warner Bros.  1985  LP    2:13:55 ()
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings  This Land Is Your Land   Options Naturally  Daptone  2005  CD    2:17:30 ()
Matana Roberts  libation for Mr. Brown: Bid em in ...   Options Coin Coin Chapter One: Les Gens de Couleur Libres  Constellation  2011  CD    2:21:54 ()
David Axelrod  "Be Proud My Race!"   Options The Auction  Decca  1972  LP    2:31:40 ()
The Relatives  What's Wrong With America?   Options Live at the Bell House  Free Music Archive  2013  MP3  http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Relatives/Live_at_WFMUs_Benefit_Concert_at_the_Bell_House_January_2013_1695/  2:36:50 ()
Louis Armstrong  Fireworks   Options West End Blues: The Very Best of the Hot Fives & Sevens  Music Club  2000  CD    2:42:43 ()
Glenda Pari and Orchestra  Stars & Stripes Forever Merengue   Options Party Magic by Blackstone  Pathé Records  1061  LP    2:45:45 ()
Roy Rogers  Don't Fence Me In   Options           2:51:33 ()
This Heat  Independence   Options Deceit  These Records  1991  CD    2:54:07 ()
Rachel Grimes  Anthem   Options   Soundcloud    MP3  https://soundcloud.com/smithsonianmag/anthem-by-rachel-grimes  2:57:48 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Fri. 7/4/14 3:10pm ranjit:

happy 4th! www.youtube.com...
Avatar Fri. 7/4/14 3:13pm Chris M.:

now taking bets: who will win in this colossal fight to the finish, this dj battle of epic proportions: the incumbent Kurt Gottschalk or the insurgent Rich Hazelton? vote now and help to decide the fate of all mankind listening to this show.
Avatar Fri. 7/4/14 3:16pm ranjit:

[ ]
Kurt Gottschalk --->
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<--- Pat Buchanan
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Rich Hazelton --->
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  Fri. 7/4/14 3:23pm mary:

wow julius eastman.
thanks for the alt 4th, whilst(?! just slipped out, am in an international mood) just not so into the usa. I'm cleaning the apt and enjoying the cool windy nyc day from the wide open windows. And no family obligations or group bbq boredom...though I am probably the boring one not into drinking and shouting about futbol.
Love the rain and esp the thunderstorms; nyc foliage is so lush this year.
looking forward to rest of show tho not so into hearing the Ives, Cohen- but for the sake of cultural history why not?
Patriotic? Can I handle the rest of the show? I love both your shows in general so will hang in..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/4/14 3:30pm Caryn:

Loving this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/4/14 3:31pm PGB:

Jethro was Jed's nephew!
  Fri. 7/4/14 3:31pm SeanG:

Yee HAw!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/4/14 3:32pm Caryn:

2nd set of the show is definitely kicking ass so far.
Avatar Fri. 7/4/14 3:33pm Sem Chumbo:

Is this the start of the Hank Snow special I've been waiting for?
Avatar Fri. 7/4/14 3:40pm Sem Chumbo:

So, Hank Snow---or his replicant--IS on the playlist!
Nice one, Kurt.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/4/14 3:42pm Caryn:

I love that Gibson wrote this himself.
  Fri. 7/4/14 3:44pm Dave in PA:

Happy 4th Everybody!
  Fri. 7/4/14 3:47pm Dave in PA:

http://www.ehow.com/info_8365956_term-250th-anniversary.html
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/4/14 3:48pm Caryn:

Sesquicentennial is the 150th anniversary. 250th would be the sestercentennial.
  Fri. 7/4/14 3:51pm Dave in PA:

What is he playing that geetar with - a nickel?
  Fri. 7/4/14 3:53pm Marc Garber:

I thought sestercentennial was when your female sibling turned 100.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/4/14 3:53pm Kurt Gottschalk:

dave, ha! hard telling. i remember he used a she-ra action figure shield for a long time.

caryn, thanks!

hi everyone
  Fri. 7/4/14 3:54pm Dave in PA:

feminism in action (figure)
Avatar Fri. 7/4/14 3:55pm Eyepatch Fox:

Hooray! This is one of the greatest sets EVER. Thank you so much, guys! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/4/14 3:57pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

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✪ Happy 4th of July ✪
on Inflatable Minotaur Carcass
  Fri. 7/4/14 3:57pm Marc:

Didn't Chadbourne do one about racist Greensboro politician Billy Yow getting a golden shower?
Avatar Fri. 7/4/14 4:11pm Fuzzy:

Nice rainy-day American Music -- diggin' it!
  Fri. 7/4/14 4:14pm James:

Woody Guthrie is just what i was about to call in to request. His music is the epitome of what patriotic music should be. He was both equally critical as he was proud to be an American.
  Fri. 7/4/14 4:19pm Marc:

"You're A Grand Ole Flag." By George M. Cohan. What's more patriotic than our flag?
  Fri. 7/4/14 4:23pm James:

If we can hear Pete Seegers version of Ode to Joy, that would be phenomenal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/4/14 4:24pm Caryn:

I'm seconding the Seeger request!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/4/14 4:35pm Caryn:

Hmm, now that we've had 2 Leonard Bernstein appearances, I wonder if there will be a third? What with "Songfest" and "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue", there's still some America-themed Bernstein to go.
  Fri. 7/4/14 4:41pm Dave in PA:

I remember about 25 years ago hearing a radio program that I think was put together by a DJ with an American theme - mostly music from the 60s/70s - and I heard it more than once over the years - but I would have a hard time pinpointing it now - anyone have a clue what I am talking about?
  Fri. 7/4/14 4:41pm Carmichael:

Heya Kurt, happy 4th to ya. Long time no listen ...
  Fri. 7/4/14 4:44pm Dave in PA:

Bernstein was *not* a "bear" - discuss...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/4/14 4:44pm Caryn:

@Dave: but was he a stein?
Avatar Fri. 7/4/14 4:45pm ranjit:

It's rally round the flag! Charles Ives sings They Are There:
arcchicago.blogspot.com...
  Fri. 7/4/14 4:48pm Carmichael:

@Dave: perhaps Stan Freburg? He had a lot of comedy-based Americana stuff.
  Fri. 7/4/14 4:51pm Dave in PA:

My memories are soo fuzzy now... damn you, ethanol!
Avatar Fri. 7/4/14 4:53pm Fuzzy:

I'm sorry...
  Fri. 7/4/14 4:55pm Eric the Half a Bee:

God, remember going to a Yes concert at Roosevelt Field right in your ('FMU) hometown, with Yes version of America you played blaring on the car stereo as I drove up the Turnpike. And MX-80 Sound; have always enjoyed their entry on the Ralph Records sampler released when writer of Left my Heart in San Francisco passed away.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/4/14 4:58pm Caryn:

Aw, put the Meat Puppets on the playlist! How am I supposed to star them if they're not there?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/4/14 5:00pm Caryn:

Yay, thanks guys!
  Fri. 7/4/14 5:01pm andy the painter:

may I suggest "democracy is coming (to the USA)" by mr L Cohen?

I think the title track to an album from the nineties?

happy fourth! thanks!
  Fri. 7/4/14 5:10pm Eric the Half a Bee:

Damn, dude, James Blood: ya killin! America, do you remember the love? Next you'll be spinning Ornette's Skies over America...
  Fri. 7/4/14 5:13pm dc waters:

This sounds like some activity that is not eating.
  Fri. 7/4/14 5:23pm rw:

Enjoying the balance of good vs. evil USA in the broadcast today. Thanks guys!
Remember: light fuse and get away!
  Fri. 7/4/14 5:23pm Carmichael:

Baby backs just went on the bbq. Everyone is welcome in about 3 hours.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/4/14 5:25pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Freburg !
...'American Ruse' by MC5 comes to mind
...my 4th comp.s have included (from lack of resources as much as anything, I suppose):
- 'No More Kings' from Schoolhouse Rock (or Tribute thereof - Ween!)
...'American Music' by Blasters (& *their* version of '4th of July')
...'There's a Wall' by Dar Williams
...lessee - what else...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/4/14 5:26pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...'Power & Glory' by Phil Ochs is a kicker...
  Fri. 7/4/14 5:27pm dc waters:

A happy slave market song ... now I've heard everything.
  Fri. 7/4/14 5:27pm rw:

Hey Carmichael, what's your address?
I can bring some beer and potato salad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/4/14 5:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

freemusicarchive.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/4/14 5:34pm Santos L Halper:

@RRN63: I think Pavement did the No More Kings on that (and did it well). That and orig Schoolhouse Rock were on my kids players a lot a couple years back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/4/14 5:37pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- oh yeah - Ween did 'Shot Heard Round the World' - !...
  Fri. 7/4/14 5:39pm dc waters:

Who knew the senior advisor to the POTUS was a Decca artist in '72?
  Fri. 7/4/14 5:42pm dc waters:

Let me count the ways ...
  Fri. 7/4/14 5:44pm dc waters:

"All ovah the woild..."
  Fri. 7/4/14 5:51pm listener monica:

aloha!
Avatar Fri. 7/4/14 5:52pm Dan from Augusta:

Hello!
  Fri. 7/4/14 5:52pm dc waters:

Who knew that Glenda Pari(s) track was released five years before the Norman conquest of England?
Avatar Fri. 7/4/14 5:54pm Dan from Augusta:

Who's up next at 6?
  Fri. 7/4/14 5:55pm dc waters:

Happy trails and go 4th to all! Be safe. And thanks for the fine sets I heard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/4/14 5:55pm Caryn:

@dc waters: yep, when the Polynesians sailed from South America to the Easter Islands in 1062, they brought with them yams and a copy of the Stars & Stripes Forver Meringue.
  Fri. 7/4/14 5:56pm dc waters:

@caryn: I did not know that. [Carson tie adjustment]
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/4/14 5:59pm Caryn:

@dc waters: I'm now going to imagine you standing there in a light suit and with impeccable posture.
  Fri. 7/4/14 5:59pm dc waters:

Our anthem as dirge. Apropos from time to time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/4/14 6:00pm dale:

very appropriate as our nation is slowly dying.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/4/14 6:00pm Caryn:

Oh lord, a number from the Rocky musical is on tv. Switching to the movie of the evening.
  Fri. 7/4/14 6:01pm dc waters:

G'night!
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