Jun 15, 2017
RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL COUNTS DOWN THE TOP 40 PATRIOTIC SONGS OF ALL TIME
This episode celebrates Uncle Sam’s birthday with a countdown of the top 40 patriotic tunes as tabulated by our “Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll” research department.
These red, white, and blue records include the rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” that revolutionized how our national anthem is performed at major sports events, and the famed folk song that was written as a protest against the iconic “God Bless America,” yet became one of the most beloved tunes about the U.S. in its own right.
And then there’s the patriotic platter that just might be the rarest hit single of all time.
We'll also relate the story of how a group nicknamed "America's Band" was banned from performing a July 4th show at the Washington, D.C. Mall.
You’ll hear about all that along with such featured all-American artists as James Brown, Neil Diamond, Prince, Marvin Gaye, Whitney Houston, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys, Survivor, Charlie Daniels, Bruce Springsteen, Connie Francis, Glen Campbell, and even Frank Sinatra, John Wayne, and Red Skelton among many others. It’s the greatest July 4th celebration on record, and you’ll hear it all right here.