Until last week, Kate Smith was an unlikely but miraculously enduring sports and music institution. Her status was such that the statue erected a year after her death stood outside that building along with ones of Philly legends Sylvester Stallone and Julius Erving. But suddenly, Smith is persona non grata in Philadelphia and elsewhere the Yankees dropped her last week. On Friday, the Flyers covered up her statue — which had been outside the Xfinity Live! Because new attention is being paid to songs with racist lyrics that Smith sang in the s.
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Why a CorrectionHistory. Bronx historian Bill Twomey, whose two-part mini-history of Hart Island appears elsewhere on our Correction History web site, sent us the link to the Kate Smith God Bless America film clip that depicts her introducing the song on her radio show in Above is a generic American pre-TV scene of a family gathered near the radio in the living room. The film clip shows a bugle being taking from its Yip Yip Yaphank glass case. The above image of part of the Yaphank jail's interior is from the web site of the LiRo Group, which "provided construction management services for the construction of this new addition to the Yaphank facility and the renovation of the existing structure. Here is a link to a MP3 version of the actual original audio from that Nov. Here is a link to a MP3 version of the actual audio from a later broadcast after the U. While the storm clouds gather far across the sea, Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free, Let us all be grateful for a land so fair, As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer. God bless America, Land that I love.
She had a radio, television, and recording career spanning five decades, which reached its pinnacle in the s. As a baby, she failed to talk until she was four years old,  but a year later she was singing in church socials. By the time she was eight, she was singing for the troops at Army camps in the Washington area during World War I. Smith never had a singing lesson in her life and possessed a 'rich range' of two and a half octaves. Her earliest performances were during amateur nights at vaudeville theaters in D. Her earliest musical influences were her parents: her father sang in the choir at the Catholic church; her mother played piano at the Presbyterian church. She attended Business High School in D.
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