Saturday, July 4, 2009


I have some great patriotic music coming your way, but first. . . it's Sonday!!! So here's a great song for worship. Then scroll down for some real oldies but goodies! The music is Chris Tomlin's Amazing Grace/My Chains Are Gone. The video tells about the life of John Newton, the author of Amazing Grace. If you haven't seen the movie starring Ioan Gruffud yet, go rent it now!!!

NOW. . . on to some real classics!

This is one of my favorite B&W clips for the 4th of July. Sit back and enjoy Jimmy Cagney, Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland doing George M. Cohan's Yankee Doodle Boy!

Now here's the incomparable Kate Smith doing her signature song (written for her by Irving Berlin). . . God Bless America, set to a newsreel from the 1930s. After this, there's a more modern version that impressed me. Keep scrolling!

I love this song. I listened to many renditions of God Bless America. . . and then I found this one, done by country chanteuse Martina McBride. I think you'll be as impressed as I was!

And now. . . for the Grand Finale. . . enjoy America the Beautiful sung by the Gaither Vocal Band. This is the GVB including Bill Gaither, Guy Penrod, David Phelps and Russ Taff. Beautiful!


  1. Wow! Thanks so much for the 4th of July Concert! Gorgeous!

  2. Great Memories gathered here thank you sis for all the blending!!!!!!!!!

  3. One of my favorite songs is "God Bless the USA" brings back great memories of our choir in year's gone by performing the choral version of that in patriotic packages. Such a tear jerker! Thanks for the walk down memory lane ;)

  4. Wow, these are oldies but goodies. Nice post, Carla. I like your new blog look too-noticed earlier but didn't say anything 'til now.