June 2007

More American Adventures

The Renditions of America the Beautiful and The Battle Hymn of the Republic on this page were both included in episode 20 To open the sound file now, click on the following link OR right-click on the link and choose SAVE TARGET AS to save the file to your hard drive. http://media.libsyn.com/media/bbdp/bbdp2007-20.mp3
...or follow this link to the SHOW NOTES Episode 20 Have a Glorious Independence Day

Several of The Voices of Liberty songs on this page were included in episode 44 of Mousin it Up. To open the sound file now, click on the following link OR right-click on the link and choose SAVE TARGET AS to save the file to your hard drive. http://media.libsyn.com/media/bbdp/bbdp44.mp3
...or follow this link to the SHOW NOTES Episode 44 The Voices of Liberty - Just For Fun!

As I walked out of the American Adventure pavilion (right back out the front doors) I saved my set and restarted recording taking a little of the music loop, the first song sounded like "Jesus loves the little children", when I got home I tried to look this up on the Disney Music loops web site, I didn't see that song listed, but the song I recorded after that WAS listed, in the place where I thought I had heard "Jesus Love the Little Children was a listing for "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp" , a few Wikipedia and google searches later I came up with the fact that these songs same the share melody and even found a web site with the melody (in midi) and lyrics (in text) http://www.nps.gov/archive/gett/gettkidz/gkmusic/cwsong3.htm .

Now I liked that first set of the Voices of Liberty enough that I wanted to catch some more sets, especially since I missed the beginning of that set, but In didn't want to spend my whole day here either, as I wanted to get a variety of entertainment recorded for use on my podcast. luckily for me there was other live entertainment nearby the Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corps also plays at the American Adventure pavilion, and I knew from previous experience that their sets end just before the Voices of Liberty's sets begin so this was a natural to enjoy next.

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Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corp part 1

Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corp part 2

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Above: Lonnie is a very Knowledgeable cast member who works at the American Adventure pavilion you can see a video of him at the re-dedication ceremony of the Golden Dreams sailing vessel on Laughing place.com. http://www.laughingplace.com/Lotion-View-231.asp

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Above and Below: Tiffany had the solo on The Battle Hymn of the Republic all I can say is WOW, years ago they used to do this song with a male soloist, when I first heard that a woman was doing the solo now I had to admit I was curious and wondered what it would be like this is one of the songs I made sure to include in the Independence Day Episode (2007).

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Above: The little girl in the picture was the twin sister of the young boy that they picked in the "Skip to my Lou" number and the Voice of Liberty behind her is the same VOL member, "Janie", who was the one who had the solo in Skip to my Lou.
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In between sets I took the opportunity to call my wife, and grab a sandwich (or was it an ice cream?) at the counter service restaurant in the pavilion, where I grabbed a photo of this "Colonial Flag" placard, the nest refers to the fact that a British General referred to this part of the Carolinas as a "hornets nest" of rebel activity, the date, May 20, 1775 however, refers to the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, what's that you say? you've never heard of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, first off let me tell you that Mecklenburg is the name of the County in North Carolina where the city of Charlotte is, and that the county was named for the provincial city/state in what is now Germany where queen Charlotte (who was married to one of Englands King Georges) was from so both the County and the city were named in her honor. Still relations with the crown didn't stay as good as they were when the town and county were first named and for the story of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence go to this link:
Then scroll down to about the 7th or 8th paragraph when you can learn about the Meck Dec and the controversy surrounding it, which makes me wonder where they (Disney) came up with this design for a colonial flag?

One More Set

Unfortunately I don't know the names of most of the songs in this (5PM) set, from the pictures below I can tell you that they performed Oh! Susanahand from my partial recording when I realized that my microphone was off and then turned it on I can tell you that they finished their set with the songs Back home in Indiana, and America the Beautiful.
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Above: This gentleman, JC, has been a fairly LONG-Time member of the VOL, he also sometimes sings with the Dapper Dans and has filled in with Four for a Dollar, I ALSO know the name of the woman he's singing to...

(wait for it)

, she's Susanah... if you didn't get that joke then perhaps you've never seen the Voices of Liberty perform the song Oh! Susanah

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Above: Ashleigh solos on America The Beautiful.

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