Sunday, November 01, 2020

Election 2020

I wasn't going to post anything before Thanksgiving this year, but I put together this playlist of stuff from The Internet Archive that I've really been enjoying, so why not share it hear with you folks. Not sure who might stumble across it before Election day in America this Tuesday, but hopefully it inspires you to go out and vote. It's all songs about elections, voting, politics, and in honor of this election cycle, a few songs about the post office. Lots of great stuff, here, including some comedy bits from Johnny Standley, Will Rogers, Yogi Yorgesson, even Amos & Andy (which I hope isn't too offensive to anyone). Fifties pop artists like Vaughn Monroe, Perry Como and Eddie Fisher are well represented, as well as some divas like Ella Fitzgerald and Sophie Tucker. Swing artists like Glenn Miller & Hal Kemp come in for a bit, and even a few Washington-titled instrumentals will get you into the dancing mood. Mamie Eisenhower's favorite The Three Suns join America's favorite The Sons Of The Pioneers in the list, as well as the daughter of Woodrow Wilson singing the Star Spangled Banner to raise money for The Red Cross in the oldest recording here.  It's a real hodge podge of stuff, and that's why I love it.  I hope you enjoy it as well.  Lemme know what you think in the comments, and maybe I'll do more of these themed collections throughout the year instead of just for Christmas.