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Star Spangled Banner

The best rendition:


Freedom76 said…
WOW! This was pretty inspiring. Also, a very good antidote to all the pop, rock, rap, hip-hop, R&B, county, and jazz renditions ad nauseum by singers who can't hit or hold a note, and so instead ruin this great anthem with all idiotic manner of warbling and vocal nonsense.

The Star Spangled Banner has been our anthem for almost a century. It should be sung as an anthem, not entertainment.
Don Pesci said…
Agreed. The reactions say it all.
Don as a fan of the National Anthem and the lost art of TV sign-offs (even I remember when that happened in the 80's), one favorite version of mine was something called Flag Evolution. You will see why I and many fans call it that here...

I do not think any CT TV station played this version.

The most unique one hands down WTIC-TV Channel 61 pre-FOX. The dedication to Ella Grasso. Here from 1984, is Bob Steele at WTIC-TV's opening night in 1984, introducing the sequence...
Awesome! I'm adding it to my collection!

BTW, LOVE that Sam Adams quote.
Don Pesci said…

I try, sometimes successfully, to live up to it.

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