Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Musical Interlude: God Bless America (1938)

If you've been to Yankee Stadium to see the Bronx Bombers play, you've probably heard this next item during the 7th inning stretch.

"God Bless America" was written by Irving Berlin in 1938, and was recorded by Kate Smith, whose recording plays at the Stadium seemingly every night. It was a favorite of the late George Steinbrenner, and the tradition has continued under his sons, Hal & Hank, in recent times.

As the US turns 242 today, let's turn back the clock.

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