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On this Independence Day holiday weekend we celebrate America's classical music, Jazz. Both patriotic and protest songs are represented here. From Jon Batist's rendition of our national anthem, to Max Roach and Abby Lincoln's Freedom Day, you'll hear a slice of American life. Paul Simon has a couple of compositions that reflect American life, one sung by Kurt Elling the other from Simon & Garfunkel. Ray Charles, Abby Lincoln, Gil Scott-Heron and Cecile McLorin-Salvant give diverse interpretations of the American experience in words and music.

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Social Music - Jon Batiste and Stay Human on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Star Spangled Banner ~ Jon Batiste and Stay Human ~ Social Music
An American Tune ~ Kurt Elling ~ 1619 Broadway ‒ The Brill Building Project
AMERICA ~ Simon & Garfunkel ~ Bookends
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL ~ Ray Charles ~ Ray Charles Forever
Freedom Day ~ Abbey Lincoln & Max Roach ~ We Insist: Freedom Suite
JOHN HENRY ~ Cécile McLorin Salvant ~ Woman Child
COMPARED TO WHAT ~ Roberta Flack ~ First Take
Winter in America ~ Gil Scott-Heron ~ Midnight Band
AMERICA, the BEAUTIFUL ~ Alan Broadbendt and the NDR Big Band ~ America The Beautiful
Chaos In America ~ Salim Washington & RBA ~ Love In Exile
Uprisings and Revolutions ~ Antonio Sanchez ~ NEW LIFE
Maiden Voyage ~ Joel Holmes ~ African Skies

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