New State of Our Union

New State of Our Union
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New State of Our Union (a musical playlist)


Inspired by the change in our nation's leadership, I had tweeted on Inauguration Day (1/20/21), links to "What A Day" by Poco (It starts, "It's a good mornin' and I'm feelin' fine. Smile. I never thought I could be this way. I wanna play. Oh what a day!”) and Al Kooper's Brand New Day (“Last night I had a dream that the world was changing by leaps and bounds. It started up in the bigger cities and spread to the smaller towns.). Since that time I culled my existing playlists and music library and more for songs consistent with the sentiments enjoyed and felt by this commentator and many others here and abroad.


Not meant to be partisan but from about a week following the November election through the actual inauguration of a new president, I sought out songs that give meaning to the change who governs and my views on what it means (If you know not, you’ll need to look elsewhere to find my take.).


I already devised playlists with themes that may overlap in part, including State of Our UnionSongs to Inspire and Doin’ Fine. Some songs from those collections also work in this new, New State of Our Union playlist.


Today, it get unveiled first in Gotham:


What A Day – Poco

Brand New Day – Al Kooper

Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles

Here Comes the Sun – George Harrison (Concert for Bangla Desh)

A Beautiful Morning – The Young Rascals

You’ve Got a Friend – Carole King

You Can All Join In – Traffic (from Inspiration playlist)

Sing this Song All Together – Rolling Stones

It’s Wonderful – The Young Rascals

It’s Wonderful – The Rascals (Once Upon A Dream reunion)

Something in the Air – Thunderclap Newman

Things Will Be Better – The Byrds (From Doin’ Fine playlist)

Gettin’ Better – The Beatles

Celebrate – Three Dog Night

Glad – Traffic (from Doin’ Fine playlist)

Revival – Allman Brothers Band (from Inspiration playlist)

Beautiful Day – U2

All You Need is Love – The Beatles

Keep on Believin’ Poco

We Are Family – Sister Sledge

Everything Going to be Alright – Paul Butterfield Blues Band (from Doin' Fine playlist)

Land of Hope and Dreams – Bruce Springsteen

Feelin' Alright – Dave Mason (from Doin' Fine playlist)

Feelin' Alright – Traffic (from Doin’ Fine playlist)

Feelin’ Alright – Joe Cocker

Feel So Good – The Faces (from Doin’ Fine playlist)

A Little Help from My Friends – The Beatles

Get Together – The Youngbloods

Up to Me – Roger McGuinn (from Inspiration playlist)

Up Around the Bend – Creedence Clearwater Revival (from Inspiration playlist)

A Right Along – Poco (from Songs for the Road playlist)

Mystic Highway – John Fogerty (from Songs for the Road and Songs to Ring in the New Year playlists)

Respect – Aretha Franklin

Promised Land – Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band

Come Together – The Beatles


Do enjoy!


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