Saturday, July 4th

by musicclipoftheday

Happy 4th of July!

This country has gotten a lot of things wrong—music it got right.

The Blasters, “American Music,” live, Champaign, Ill., 1985

 

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Bruce Davidson (1933-), Chicago (south side blues bar), 1962

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radio: WKCR (Columbia University)

What better way to celebrate Louis Armstrong’s adopted birthday than to play his music around the clock?