America Is You & Me
DAVE TANNER - America Is You And Me SCD-117 1. America Is You And Me was written by Phil York - Jim Batchelor - Jan Basham - Belinda Batchelor, with some refinements by Dave Tanner. The idea is to stir your heart with pride for our great country. Dave Tanner delivers a very heartfelt version! 2. I Love You And America was begun by Phil York, but greatly improved by Dave Tanner when he slanted the verses to tell the true story of two friends of his, one being an immigrant. The message is so true that you have to leave America to see how the rest of the world lives, or immigrate here, to appreciate all that we have. In particular, the freedoms and rights guaranteed by our Constitution. 3. Angels In The Dust was written by songwriter, singer, Mr. Vonnie L. Lightfoot shortly after the 9/11 tragedy. It it he conveys the eerie emotions and mental pictures we all have of that event. Mr. Lightfoot lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and is a prolific songwriter. 4. Forever The Beat was written by Philip Wylie York, aka Phil York, as an anthem for freedom around the world. It's infectuous BEAT parallels the march for freedom and the fight against oppression in America and elsewhere. Don't get out of step with the BEAT! 5. A New Star Spangled Banner was written by Dave Tanner when he noticed that the original melody to the National Anthem is difficult for many singers to sing. And that melody was borrowed from an English drinking song! (Details are in track 6 of this CD). Thus, Dave contemporizes the wonderful words penned in 1814 by Francis Scott Key. There will be occasions for both the original Star Spangled Banner and this one, with absolutely no disrespect for the original. 6. The Story Of The Star Spangled Banner was written by Dave Tanner for entertainment purposes as well as a history lesson for Americans of all ages. It details, in music and sound effects and with Dave narrating, why we are so proud of our heritage and the fierce battle for our freedom. This CD was produced by 3-Grammy recording engineer Phil York, who considers it his finest contribution to the world around him, after 50 years of living and working in the music recording business and in recording studios.