Today, Mitt Romney made a lame birther joke about President Obama. The Obama campaign quickly responded that Born in the U.S.A. is the song of the day. One blogger, suggested, however, that the song above would have been a far more appropriate response. If you think about it, Born to Run wouldn’t have been bad, either.
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--A Tribe Called Quest to The Dick Hyman Trio (In other words, A to H) --Indigo Girls to Queen Ida (I to Q) --Radiohead to ZZ Top (R to Z)
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Duke Ellington brought class, sophistication and style to jazz which, until that point, was proudly unpolished and raucous. His story is profound. The author, Terry Teachout, also wrote "Pops," the acclaimed bio of Louis Armstrong. Click here or on the image.
What else is there to say? Here is the story behind every song written by The Beatles. Click here or on the image.
The Grateful Dead don't get enough credit for the profound nature of its lyrics. Many of the band's songs are driven by a deep and literate Americana ("I'm Uncle Sam/That's who I am/Been hidin' out/In a rock and roll band" and "Majordomo Billy Bojangles/Sit down and have a drink with me/What's this about Alabama/Keeps comin' back to me?").
David Dodd's exhaustive study tells the story, song by song. Click here or on the image.
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