RAY CHARLES SINGS AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
We’ve really been through it this year–the west on fire; the coast pounded and punished by hurricanes; a pandemic that has killed over 200,000 of our fellow country men; an economic downturn not seen since the great depression and a bruising, contentious, difficult, scathing presidential election. It will all soon be over, and maybe, just maybe, we can lay down the polarizing political issues which have divided us and get back to what made us great and the huge tasks we face. If we need a theme song, I nominate Ray Charles version of “America, the Beautiful”….just brilliant and it gets better every time you hear it. This particular version was performed in a concert Ray did in Washington DC on the 4th of July, 2000. And yes, the fireworks interfere a bit with the sound, but no, the song is not diminished in any way by the celebration. So tee it up, turn it up, and get your head and soul straight. This is the soundtrack we need for America.
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