About Free Music Archive
dvd on 07/04/2012 at 12:30PM
Here in the USA we're all taking a break from the work week to drink beer, eat meat, and blow stuff up (what better way to celebrate the nation's Independence Day than by doing what we do best). Here at the Free Music Archive (where no occasion to make a playlist goes un-noticed) we've put together a mix that celebrates a different kind of freedom. Freedom from the man. Freedom to share. Freedom to download. Oh yeah, also all of the songs have something to do with America.
If you're looking for some reading material we've already written a few times about the history of the Star Spangled Banner. We've got a few different archival recordings as well, so if you want to learn/listen more check out these blog posts (here and here) from the Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project at the UC Santa Barbara Library and WFMU's own Joe McGasko!