For the 4th of July, 2020: Songs to Play Today

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Dreams will not be thwarted
Faith will be rewarded

From Springsteen’s “Land of Hope & Dreams,” a perfect song for today, 4th of July, 2020, in America. He’s got other songs which fit this day, of course. But this one is so powerfully inspirational, and continues to deliver a message of hope, even now.

But it rocks, too. It’s the first song of our big
playlist of songs for Independence Day, 2020.

Happy 4th of July.

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, “Land of Hope & Dreams”
Ray Charles, “America The Beautiful”
Mose Allison, “Ever Since The World Ended”
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, “American Girl”
Tom Waits, “Johnsburg, Illinois.”
Dave Alvin, “4th of July”
Woody Guthrie, “I Ain’t Got No Home”
Phil Ochs, “Small Circle of Friends”
Simon & Garfunkel, “American Tune” from the Concert in Central Park
Stevie Wonder, “Love’s In Need Of Love Today”
Pete Seeger, “Old Devil Time”
Bob Dylan, “Tales of Yankee Power/Senor,” live, 1978.
Don McLean, “American Pie”

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