Sunday, July 02, 2017
Mingo presents... Fourth of July, 2017!!
Mingo's eyes were operated on two weeks ago, and they're doing way better. The way I understand it (and I may be wrong) is that all three of Mingo's eyelids--upper, lower, and inner--were turned the wrong way. Our vet, Dr. Mike, had never encountered anything like it before and was hesitant at first to operate, but Mingo's condition kept getting worse, so he went ahead, and... now Mingo is looking (and seeing) a lot better! Mingo can't wait for the local-town fireworks, which are visible from our back yard.
The selections--marches, polkas, fiddle tunes, choral performances, and more--were all ripped by me (with musical direction by Mingo) from 78s and vinyl my collection. Mingo and I wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth!
Click here to hear: Fourth of July, 2017
The Standard Bearer March--Conway's Band, 1917
The Star Spangled Banner--Prince's Band, 1916
Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean--Prince's Band, 1916
Yorktown Centennial--March (Sousa)--United States Marine Band, 1921
Swanee (Gershwin)--All Star Trio, 1920
Original Jigs and Reels--George Stehl, Violin Solo, 1910
Battle Hymn of the Republic--Victor Mixed Chorus w. Orch., 1928
Arkansas Traveller--Kessinger Brothers, 1928
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere--Budd McCoy, 1959
Stars and Stripes Forever--The Thunderer (Street Organ, Amsterdam), 1959
American Eagle Polka--The Polkateers
Americana Medley--The Banjo Barons, 1959
You're a Grand Old Flag--George M. Cohan, Jr., 1948
Chester (Billings)--Janice Beck, organ
Chester (Billings)--The Gregg Smith Singers, 1969
This Is a Great Country (Irving Berlin)--Lawrence Welk, 1976
This Is My Country--Lawrence Welk, 1976