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Minorities made the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ what it is. Today’s progressives want to undo that.

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Both Brietbart and The Epoch Times ran different pieces about how the NFL was back in the day when Whitney Houston sung America’s National Anthem “The Star Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XXV in 1991.

The long running syndicated radio program American Top 40 (which was hosted by radio personality and game show announcer Shadoe Stevens at the time) used Billboard’s Hot 100 chart long enough to play Whitney Houston’s “The Star Spangled Banner” for as long it was in the Top 40 of the Hot 100 coupled with Whitney’s record company Arista Records selling it as a single in record stores. Those broadcasts were from March 9, 1991 through April 20, 1991 for a total of seven weeks and seven AT40 broadcasts.

(March 16, 1991 broadcast below)

She is one of two artists who cracked the Hot 100 with their takes on our National Anthem. The other artist by the way was José Feliciano who peaked at #50 with his Latin tingled version of “The Star Spangled Banner” and the only controversial thing he did was not sticking to composer intent…unlike Houston’s version.

Both versions that did make the Hot 100 were performed by minorities. One was Hispanic/Latino, male and legally blind, and the other African-American and female. Today if Whitney were alive, I think she would get on the Black Lives Matters bandwagon. The progressives are doing a very successful job at promoting race hatred and getting the black community (and other minorities) to hate our nation and what it stands for. These minority groups regardless of pigmentation don’t understand the real history of who the Democratic Party was.

Lyndon Baines Johnson knew exactly what to do when he and the Democrats lost the civil rights fight. Got to admit, LBJ was not a sore loser, and he dusted himself off and let his racism hang while a media protected him of that ever being exposed. Grass Roots Conservatives and certain Republicans (especially those who are bucking the establishment) must speak out against this cover up that the Democrats and the overall Progressives have gotten away with for years. If we don’t then will all be heading for a much greater plantation…and this one will be run by Washington DC.

And then there’s Jimi Hendrix’s version…

Hendrix served in the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne. He wasn’t a particularly good soldier, but he understood his country and what sacrifice is.

Jimi Hendrix’s “Star-Spangled Banner”: The Epitome of the Countercultural Experience | Jennifer Liu

https://medium.com/@mimono.chroma/jimi-hendrixs-star-spangled-banner-the-epitome-of-the-countercultural-experience-3bd325fd9358The narrative that was subtly woven into the “Star-Spangled Banner” made visible the prevalent segregation of race in the nation and even within the counterculture and rock genre of music. JImi Hendrix was both revered and tormented for the fact that he was African American. During his time in Westminster, London, Hendrix came to the forefront of rock music with the Jimi Hendrix Experience, which included two other band members Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell. Aside from Hendrix, the band and its audience was dominantly White. Interestingly, Hendrix had already disbanded from the Jimi Hendrix Experience persona and was in a transitional phase when the Woodstock promoters placed him on the lineup roster. He decided last minute to play at Woodstock with the Band of Gypsies, an all-Black band, and the way their set was played shows an obvious lack of musical unity due to inadequate practice as a group. However his “Star-Spangled Banner” solo sought to establish a kind of compromise among racial difference, suggesting that the anthem is an abstract but inherently “American” thing that many kids grow up singing (referring back to the Dick Cavett Show interview). Thus, “the ability of his music to cross the deep divide of race in America made the government fear him” (Cross 2005, 251). Following Woodstock the Black Power movement insisted that Hendrix join their civil rights cause, but he was neither nor on the situation, remaining pacifist while acknowledging the systematic oppression of Blacks in society. Instead, Hendrix preferred to associate himself entirely to his music with some respect for the fundamental aims of the counterculture.

Someone who wants to be a voice for liberty and freedom. Telecom (Radio/TV) Pikes Peak Community College 1993-1998, BS Journalism, minor Political Science, Colorado State University-Pueblo 1999-2004

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