31 Min Released Jan 15, 2015

06. Mark Ronson: Funk Politics

Did you know the melody to the Star Spangled Banner was once a British drinking song? In preparation for the Super Bowl, we uncover how the national anthem has been co-opted and reinterpreted by mega pop-stars. Our understanding of how this song sounds has been shaped by sporting events and the spin pop artists put on it has altered our conception of the national song.

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Beyoncé, Jose Feliciano, Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix, Whitney Houston – The Star Spangled Banner
Iceland Symphony Orchestra – Finlandia, Op. 26
Ensemble Almageste – La Mantovana
Songs from the the Star Spangled Music Foundation
Sura Yako – Sauti Sol

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Switched On Pop

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