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Friday random ten – All American

I know it’s past the Fourth of July, but how about some American music?

1. The American And Florence/Nobody’s Side – from “Chess”
2. American Girl – Roger McGuinn
3. American Idiot – Green Day
4. American Land – Bruce Springsteen
5. American Names – Sebastien Grainger
6. American Patrol – Glenn Miller
7. American Pie – Don McLean
8. American Teen – Khalid
9. American Tune – Simon & Garfunkel
10. American Woman – Lenny Kravitz

Yes, I know I cheated a little, using “American” as a noun as well as an adjective. Feel free to do the American thing and sue me. Roger McGuinn was the frontman for The Byrds, and his was the original version of “American Girl”. Quite a few classics on this list, which I suppose is fitting. Don’t sleep on “American Patrol”, which is a highly underrated Glenn Miller tune.

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  1. Robbie Westmoreland says:

    Are you relying on the recording in “Concert in Central Park” for American Tune to be S&G? Because it’s just a Paul Simon song (from There Goes Rhymin’ Simon). Some good covers of that one, too.

    I don’t know whether I prefer the Guess Who or Lenny Kravitz on American Woman. Probably depends on my mood.

    I’d never heard the McGuinn rendition of American Girl. That’s pretty good.

  2. Robbie – Yes, the version I have is from the “Concert in Central Park”. And I feel the same way as you about “American Woman”.