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Letters: Prop 8, Post Election Mixtape and Pilgrim Hats

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We open the Weekend America mailbag and hear your responses to recent stories, including a California church-goer who voted for, not against, Proposition 8; a post-election mixtape of listeners' favorite voting season songs; and, in preparation for Thanksgiving, one explanation for what those buckles were doing on the Pilgrims' hats.


The Election Mixtape according to Weekend America Llisteners:

John Lennon "Imagine"
Curtis Mayfield, "People Get Ready"
Ray Charles, "America the Beautiful"
Etta James, "At Last"
Atlas Sound, "Quarantined"
The Polyphonic Spree, "It's the Sun"
Nirvana, "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
The Strawbs, "Part of the Union"
Paul Simon, "American Tune"
Dixie Chicks , "There's Your Trouble"
Simon and Garfunkel, "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
Cat Stevens , "Peace Train"
Jesus Jones, "Right Here, Right Now"
Martha & The Vandellas, "Dancing In The Streets"
Marvin Gaye, "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)"
Jimmy Cliff, "You Can Get It If You Really Want"
The O'Jays, "Love Train"
Neil Young, "Lookin' for a Leader"
Bill Withers, "Lovely Day"
Stevie Wonder, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered"
Bob Dylan, "The Times They Are a Changin"
Young Jeezy, feat. Nas, "My President Is Black"
Sam Cooke, "A Change Is Gonna Come"
The Who, "Baba O'Reily"
Carly Simon, "Let the River Run"
UB40, "Sing Our Own Song"


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  • By Jason R

    From CA, 11/23/2008

    Yes, please list the songs you included!

    By len freeman

    From seattle, WA, 11/22/2008

    I second the call for the list of post-election songs. Here in Seattle, as the streets filled with celebrating people, a bar on Capitol Hill put speakers on its roof and blasted... Journey's "Don't Stop Believing"! At one of the, if not the most monumental historical moments of our lifetime, hundreds of people were in the streets singing, "He was just a city boy, born and raised in South Detroit..." It was bizarre, and somewhat deflating to be honest. But at the same time, I was at a loss for what I would have played to the jubilant crowds. So, yeah, I'd love to see the list. Thanks.

    By Abby Arnold

    From Santa Monica, CA, 11/22/2008

    Any chance that you'll post the list from the post-election mix? My son and I each made our own mix and shared them with each other as we did a jigsaw puzzle of Obama.

    Please post the list!

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