Sunday, July 1, 2012
Gave My Love a Cherry
She's Got to be a Saint
Why Are you Marching Son
I'll Fly Away
City of New Orleans
They're Hanging Me Tonight
Why I Love Her
This week we will celebrate our nation's 236th birthday, and I thought it fitting that I feature Dick Bodine's America LP.
Released in 1983 (Great American Records label 26101), Dick Bodine is featured on the cover--an obvious protector of the second amendment.
I knocked around these United States and this old world for over 50 years. I've visited most countries and every continent. This album, which I hope you will enjoy as much as I enjoyed making it, tells me feelings for a people and a land. This combination make it the greatest nation on earth, the United States of America. - Dick Bodine (liner notes)
There are a few other spoken word pieces ("Why Are You Marching Son," "The Pledge," and "Why I Love Her") that are equally patriotic, but Dick lets loose on a few folk standards.
Dick is accompanied by the musically-diverse Doc Hoffman on guitar, steel, harp, banjo, 12-string guitar, bass, mandolin, electric guitar, and harmony vocals. Marty Hill handles the electric bass, and harmony vocals.
Apparently Dick has some affiliation with the Colorado Music Network, out of Aurora, as there is an address on the back of the LP, for more information on this release.