America the Beautiful [Columbia]

America the Beautiful [Columbia]

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As patriotism peaked about a couple of years after George W. Bush took office, Columbia issued this collection of 13 patriotic songs, including many of the most well-known patriotic standards: "The Star-Spangled Banner" (by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir), "Amazing Grace" (

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As patriotism peaked about a couple of years after George W. Bush took office, Columbia issued this collection of 13 patriotic songs, including many of the most well-known patriotic standards: "The Star-Spangled Banner" (by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir), "Amazing Grace" (Tramaine Hawkins), "America the Beautiful" (Charlie Rich), "My Country 'Tis of Thee" (Mahalia Jackson), "Battle Hymn of the Republic" (the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, again), "Stars and Stripes Forever" (the New York Philharmonic), and "God Bless America" (by perhaps its most noted interpreter, Kate Smith). A highlight is Pete Seeger's cover of Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land." Johnny Cash is represented by "Ragged Old Flag" and "Song of the Patriot," and Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the U.S.A." is here as expected. A fragment of John Wayne's delivery of a Davy Crockett speech from the 1960 film The Alamo appears as the disc nears its conclusion.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/04/2009
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886974885528
catalogNumber:
748855
Rank:
100839

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Conductor
Dimitri Tiomkin   Conductor
Johnny Cash   Vocals
Lee Greenwood   Vocals
Charlie Rich   Vocals
Marty Robbins   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Percy Faith   Conductor
Pete Seeger   Vocals
Tramaine Hawkins   Vocals
Mahalia Jackson   Vocals
Kate Smith   Vocals
Columbia Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Mormon Tabernacle Choir   Choir, Chorus
Eugene Ormandy   Conductor
Alexander Schreiner   Organ
New York Philharmonic   Performing Ensemble
Marty Paich   Conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Jerold D. Ottley   Conductor
John Wayne   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part

Technical Credits

John Philip Sousa   Composer
Johnny Cash   Composer
Lee Greenwood   Composer
Charlie Rich   Arranger
Marty Robbins   Composer
Woody Guthrie   Composer
Tramaine Hawkins   Adaptation
Irving Berlin   Composer
John Hammond   Producer
Richard Condie   Director
Thomas Frost   Producer
Marty Paich   Arranger,Adaptation
John McClure   Producer
Shirl Milete   Composer
John Newton   Composer
Billy Sherrill   Arranger,Producer
Irving Townsend   Producer
Samuel A. Ward   Composer
John Stafford Smith   Composer
Francis Scott Key   Composer,Lyricist
Katherine Lee Bates   Composer,Text
L.H. Greenwood   Composer
Public Domain   Composer
Thomas & Richard Frost   Producer
Julia Ward Howe   Composer
Billy Sherrill   Producer
John Hammond   Producer

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