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America, Why I Love Her
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop
This best-selling recording was performed by the legendary John Wayne. It's finally available as Duke?s spoken-word CD of poetry, written by Big John Mitchum. It's a must-have for all patriotic Americans, film buffs, col... more »
This best-selling recording was performed by the legendary John Wayne. It's finally available as Duke?s spoken-word CD of poetry, written by Big John Mitchum. It's a must-have for all patriotic Americans, film buffs, collectors and poetry fans.
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Jo V. (Jo) from BOISE, ID
Reviewed on 8/19/2006...
Any true fan of the Duke's will not be disappointed with this. I bought the album as a present for my dad years ago and got myself a copy when it came out on CD. Hearing the Duke talk about America with such love and understanding chokes me up every time.
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America, Why I Love Her
cindy mitchum | Santa Barbara, CA | 09/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My late father, John Mitchum wrote nine of the ten poems on this wonderful CD.He was nominated for a Grammy in 1973 when the album first was released.
John Mitchum was able to hear about the strong response to the re-release of the CD November of 2001 before his passing. Both of the "John's" were heartfelt patriots with a deep love for our country.
The title poem, America,Why I Love Her has been used in opening
ceremonies for rodeos, state fairs, NASCAR events, as well as military and private meetings.
With the wave of patriotism that has taken over the country, a campaign has begun to have the timeless piece of America, Why I Love become our National Poem.
I was told after the awful days of 9-11 that the words on this CD were the healing balm for our country.Bless all of you who listen to and appreciate John Wayne's interpretation of my father's thoughts."
Simple, Plain-Spoken Truths
Terry Knapp | Santa Rosa, CA United States | 10/11/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There is something reassuring about hearing John Wayne speak the words of Robert Mitchum's younger brother John. The sentiments are simple, yet honestly spoken and obviously from the heart. The familiar and unique cadence of Wayne's voice is as American as a Frederick Remington painting. I first owned this album on cassette in the early 1980's and to find it finally issued on CD during our hour of crisis has been a god-send. I did not always agree with Wayne politically, but this statement of human values will remain a cherished keepsake."