Saturday, July 03, 2010

The 1968 Six Flags Over Texas "Red, White & Blue Revue"


This is the album I was working so hard to get on here before July 4th. If you've ever been to any large amusement park, you've probably seen a show with a similar format: a bunch of young people (mostly college aged) singing and doing their best to entertain you six times a day (more on weekends and holidays). That being said, these ladies and gentlemen do quite a nice job. The record itself, on the other hand, was giving me fits! I had a number of spots where I fought with stubborn skips, but I think I emerged triumphant for the most part thanks to some stubbornness on my part and a tube of Scratch-Off. (I don't know whether the Scratch-Off really helped that much, or if it just made me more determined to get this done.)

Anyway, most of these songs are medleys. I'm only listing the medley titles in the track list. If you want to know the individual songs, they're shown on the back cover (which is included with the download).

Finally, let me direct your eyes to that cover. Now these kids look like they're ready to do a show! You've got the ten in the front (including those Fabulous capes the ladies are wearing), a banjo player, an accordianist, a harpist, three violinist, a drummer, a bass player, and two guys who apparently play large drums with their feet. How can a show like that miss??

Enjoy, and Happy Independence Day!

Here's the track list:
  1. Overture
  2. American Music Medley
  3. Spiritual Medley
  4. Tin Pan Alley Medley
  5. Songs of the South
  6. Music of the American West
  7. Music of the Broadway Theatre
  8. Tara's Theme
  9. Music of Our Land
Click here to download!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this Independence Day treat. I remember when Six Flags Over Texas opened in 1968, while attending college in Denton Texas, and I remember this group playing in the amusement park's old west theme theater. The times and the park have changed dramatically over the years but the hope and promise of America is still embodied in the music in this album.

The words of the Declaration of Independence are still the world's best hope for peace and freedom in the world.

BigBirdFan said...

I would never have the patients to fix something in this bad of shape. I would end up tossing it into the fireplace. LOL. Bob

BigBirdFan said...

One more thing Where do you get Scratch-Off?

I searched Google and Amazon and I can't find it. Thanks. Bob

Tony said...

Actually it's called "Scratch-Out". It's made for CDs and DVDs, but something I read said that products like this can work for records too. I bought it at Office Max. I don't know if it really helped, or if it just made me more determined to get the record done.

BigBirdFan said...

Ok. I guess you will never know until you try it again. Bob

bjbear71 said...

In 1976 I was working at Walt Disney World in Florida and their "patriotic" group that gave daily stage shows were called "The Kids of the Kingdom". They were also college-aged and put on a spectacular show each and every time. I can still hear their medley called "Lady America"...