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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U5SGSr6kXY

Not nessisarily this particular version, but I like to hear it done Traditionally like this. With Pomp and Majesty. Yes, part of it is my belief that Patriotic Traditions are important and cool. Then there's the part that likes to hear music in it's original form, presented the way it was it it's day.

 

This arrangement gives me shivers every time they get to the Crescendos, not so with any personalized renditions I've heard.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U5SGSr6kXY

Not nessisarily this particular version, but I like to hear it done Traditionally like this. With Pomp and Majesty. Yes, part of it is my belief that Patriotic Traditions are important and cool. Then there's the part that likes to hear music in it's original form, presented the way it was it it's day.

 

This arrangement gives me shivers every time they get to the Crescendos, not so with any personalized renditions I've heard.

What?! No out of control vibrato and self indulging phrasings?!

 

 

Fantastic! Now, why couldn't they get someone like that every time? Oh, it's more about show, I forgot.

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I'm not American(I'm Canadian)but when I saw Jimi Hendrix play the Star Spangled Banner at the Woodstock movie I teared up and got goosebumps.The raw emotion that Jimi put into that rendition would bring a statue to tears- that is truly the version of the song against which all others should be judged.

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They actually started using the Star Spangled Banner pretty much as a national anthem at Fort Meade - home of the 7th Cavalry after it left Fort Abraham Lincoln - before there was an official national anthem.

 

Arrangements from those days are a lot simpler than what's normally heard nowadays.

 

I prefer that. In fact, it's more or less how I do a "classical guitar" version that I've used several times, including one for a biiig community picnic that honored a 160-member construction unit for the Army National Guard based in my area when they returned from Iraq.

 

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May not be the best one "EVER", but I love Mariah Carey's voice so much.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-Hw-0_JOys

 

Speaking of which, GOD, this is so awesome:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IA3ZvCkRkQ

 

For me, she is the best vocalist of her genre of all time. Yeah yeah, that was an opinion.

 

Now, everyone rag on me for liking Mariah Carey. [tongue]

 

 

Does being one of the biggest Led Zeppelin fans out there redeem me a little?

I hope so, because just being a Led fan will get you through the pearly gates even if you sold your soul to the Devil.

 

I wish I was born before 1980 just so I could have seen them live.

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May not be the best one "EVER", but I love Mariah Carey's voice so much.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-Hw-0_JOys

 

Speaking of which, GOD, this is so awesome:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IA3ZvCkRkQ

 

For me, she is the best vocalist of her genre of all time. Yeah yeah, that was an opinion.

 

Now, everyone rag on me for liking Mariah Carey. [tongue]

 

 

Does being one of the biggest Led Zeppelin fans out there redeem me a little?

I hope so, because just being a Led fan will get you through the pearly gates even if you sold your soul to the Devil.

 

I wish I was born before 1980 just so I could have seen them live.

 

Don't be so defensive. It's OK and you're OK.

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I'm not a big fan of overly stylized versions of the National Anthem (aside from Hendrix, of course), and if pressed would probably say my current favorite is Jim Cornelison before a Blackhawks game. But I've never forgotten this one, Marvin Gaye before the 1983 NBA all star game. A year later, he was gone.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRvVzaQ6i8A

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