Sounds Good Celebrates Independence Day with Two Hours of Jazz, Blues, and More

Jun 25, 2020

Sounds Good celebrates Independence Day on Friday, July 3rd, with two one-hour specials celebrating the American spirit through music.

See the schedule for Sound's Good Independence Day programming on Friday, July 3rd, below:

11 a.m. - "Freedom Jazz!" by WFIU Public Media (Bloomington, IN)
From PRX:
"Perfect for the Fourth of July or other celebratory national holidays! "Freedom Jazz!" offers a uniquely jazzy tribute to the spirit of liberty and America, featuring music by Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Jackie McLean, Ray Charles, and more."

12 p.m. - "America: Our Country, Our Music" by Charlie Warren
From PRX:
"Familiar and forgotten songs, many not normally associated with Independence Day, that highlight the people, issues, and ideas that create America, supported by insightful commentary. 

After the program introduction, you'll hear a dramatic rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner," accompanied by rare facts about the origin of its words and music. Talented featured performers include Neil Diamond, Linda Ronstadt, Louis Armstrong, Bruce Springsteen, Arlo Guthrie, Chip Davis and Mannheim Steamroller, Cher, and more."

Listen to "Freedom Jazz!" and "America: Our Country, Our Music" on Friday, July 3rd, on 91-3 WKMS or online at wkms.org.