"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice

Everything is a Remix

When I worked as an intern on Ken Burns’ Baseball documentary I had the occasion to drive to New Hampshire one day with him. Just the two of us. I played him a few songs I wanted him to hear–from the Pharcyde, I think it was–and then he said, “I want to play you something special.”

He put a cassette in the tape deck and turned me on to Marvin Gaye’s version of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” performed thirty years ago at the NBA All-Star game.

Over at Grantland, Pete Croatto explains why it stands alone.


1 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Feb 15, 2013 7:49 pm

Best ever. Wow. Marvin Gaye was just amazing.

2 Yankee Mama   ~  Feb 16, 2013 8:49 pm

Suweeeet! [1] What you said!

feed Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via email
"This ain't football. We do this every day."
--Earl Weaver