Tag: Fourth of July

Time Capsule: An Old-Fashioned 4th of July, 1954

Time Capsule: An Old-Fashioned 4th of July, 1954

Capsules, Photography
I don't think I need to offer much commentary on this gallery. It was taken by Life magazine photographer N.R. Farbman on the 4th of July, 1954, in an unknown town in America. All the classic Independence Day scenes are here -- a family picnic, a parade complete with fire trucks, kids buying fireworks and holding sparklers, and smiles all around. Click on any thumbnail for a larger image. Related articles Time Capsule: Los Angeles Smog, 1954(grayflannelsuit.net) Photo Gallery: Memorial Day Army Parade, Washington, D.C., May 1942(grayflannelsuit.net) Car Capsule: Life Magazine 1949 Ford Photo Shoot(grayflannelsuit.net)
Sunday Jazz: Star-Spangled Jazz

Sunday Jazz: Star-Spangled Jazz

Music, Sunday Jazz
Tomorrow is of course July 4th, Independence Day here in these United States of America. So I'd be remiss if I didn't dedicate this week's Sunday Jazz to the birth of my country. She turns 235 years old this year, but if you ask me she doesn't look a day over 178. So here's a handful of jazz songs (if not necessarily jazz compositions) to get your flags waving and your fireworks exploding (legally, of course). "America the Beautiful," Ray Charles (live performance on The Dick Cavett Show, 1972) "The Star-Spangled Banner," Duke Ellington (from Ellington at Newport) "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," Red Nichols and His Five Pennies "When Johnny Comes Marching Home," Jimmy Smith (from Crazy! Baby)