America the Beautiful [Columbia]

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/4/2009
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886974885528
  • Catalog Number: 748855
  • Sales rank: 149,951

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 Sr. 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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