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Jimmie Osborne's 1950 Country Song "God Please Protect America" About the Korean War is Still Relevant Today

Osborne, moved by the invasion of South Korea by North Korean forces, crafted a song that seamlessly blended American nationalism with a fervent prayer for divine intervention.

By: S.L. Rachel

January 5 2024

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Satirical Songwriting From the 1960s: Janet Greene Dismantles Communist Propaganda With "Poor Left Winger"

Born Janet Marcum in 1930, she quickly earned the moniker "anti-Baez" for her sweet voice paired with politically barbed lyrics.

By: S.L. Rachel

January 4 2024

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"Wind of Change" by Scorpions: A Musical Celebration of Unification After Cold War Victory

Released in 1990 as part of the album Crazy World, the song became an international sensation, capturing the essence of a world undergoing significant geopolitical shifts.

By: S.L. Rachel

January 4 2024

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Janet Greene Lampoons Left-Wingers in 1966 with "Commie Lies": A Nostalgic Journey into Right-Wing Folk

Janet Greene, an influential figure in the 1960s, is remembered not only for her distinctive voice but also for her politically charged folk songs that took a staunch right-wing stance.

By: S.L. Rachel

January 3 2024

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Soulful Sounds of Centuries Past: The Sacred Resonance of the Coventry Carol in the Spirit of Christmas

It used to be performed in Coventry, England, as part of a play called "The Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors," which told the Christmas story from the Gospel of Matthew.

By: S.L. Rachel

December 22 2023

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Country Artist Ray Anderson Mocks Communism in 1953 with "Stalin Kicked the Bucket": A Classic American Beat Delight!

"Although he was a man of power, he was scared of Eisenhower, so now the devil can retire, ‘cause old Joe Stalin will keep the fire" - Ray Anderson, 1953

By: S.L. Rachel

December 21 2023

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1952 Blast from the Past: Lulu Belle and Scotty Roast Stalinism in Witty Country Classic "I'm No Communist"

Released in 1952 on Mercury 6400, this anti-communist country anthem is a bold and unapologetic declaration of the duo's love for America and their disdain for communism.

By: S.L. Rachel

December 20 2023

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Tim Pool's Timcast Music Surprises Fans with #1 Debut for Cover of Smokey Mike & The God-King’s Daily Wire Hit "Together Again"

It's worth noting that Smokey Mike & the God-King performed the original "Together Again" live at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville during a memorable Daily Wire "Backstage Live" event last year

By: S.L. Rachel

December 15 2023

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Reviving the Spirit of True Country Music: Legendary 1975 Performance of "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way" by Waylon Jennings

The track serves as a poignant commentary on the evolving landscape of country music in the 1970s, paying homage to the legendary Hank Williams Sr. while critiquing the glitzy transformation of contemporary country artists.

By: S.L. Rachel

December 14 2023

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WATCH: 1958 Doo-Wop Brilliance - The Silhouettes' Classic Performance of "Get a Job"

The song, penned by Richard Lewis, Earl Beal, William Horton, and Raymond Edwards, skyrocketed to the top of the Billboard R&B singles chart and pop singles chart, solidifying The Silhouettes as one of the era's notable groups.

By: S.L. Rachel

December 14 2023

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WATCH: Zac Brown Band's "Chicken Fried" Stands Out as a Classic American Beat!

With its catchy melody, feel-good vibe, and genuine lyrics, this song has become an American Beat classic, resonating with audiences across the nation.

By: S.L. Rachel

December 11 2023

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Carrie Underwood's Heavenly Hit: The Untold Story Behind "Jesus, Take the Wheel" That Shocked Critics and Soared to Chart-Topping Glory

Upon its release, "Jesus, Take the Wheel" faced initial skepticism regarding the marketability of a faith-based song for launching Underwood's career.

By: S.L. Rachel

December 8 2023

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"Capitalism" by Oingo Boingo: Danny Elfman's Satirical Ode to Free Enterprise and Capitalism

​​​​​​​"Capitalism" serves as a satirical critique of those who advocate for revolutionary change without, as the lyrics suggest, having ever "dug a ditch."

By: S.L. Rachel

December 8 2023

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The Eagles Throw Shade at the Culture of Victimhood with their Rocking Song "Get Over It"

The lyrics lash out at a culture of victimhood and entitlement, a sentiment that resonates strongly with conservative values of self-reliance and personal accountability.

By: S.L. Rache

December 8 2023

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