Monday, May 29, 2017
Memorial Day 2017, Part 2
Two more selections for today, and I'll try not to complain about Windstream in this post, especially considering the fact that Zippyshare is now, for some reason, working.
I have no idea how I got it to work. It could have been one (or more) of any four solutions I tried, including switching from Google Chrome and saying in a loud Patrick Stewart voice, "YOU WILL WORK AS I COMMAND." It was probably the Patrick Stewart voice.
I think the last time I featured Ferde Grofe's wonderful c. 1929 Over There Fantasie was in 2013. Not sure, since I long ago purged most of this blog's history (too many "dead" links), but here it is again, and in something we don't hear a lot of at this blog: stereo. I've coupled it with a highly enjoyable and inspiring version of William Billing's Revolutionary War anthem Chester, arranged by United States Army Band leader and commanding officer Colonel Samuel Loboda. It includes a 21-gun salute (just to let you know).
Click here to hear: Over There Fantasie--Chester
Over There Fantasie (Grofe, c. 1929)
Chester (William Billings; arr. Colonel Samuel Loboda
The United States Army Band, Colonel Samuel Loboda--Leader and Commanding Officer, 1975.
From LP, The United States Army 1775-1975 (No label name)