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Super Sonic Inaugural Weekend: Sounds and Songs of the American Presidency

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings celebrates the 2017 presidential inauguration by offering listeners an aural journey through the diverse and intriguing world of presidential sounds. From presidential speech highlights and campaign songs, to satire, folk ballads and archival recordings, this Smithsonian Folkways stream offers a unique compilation of political representations. Featuring musical artists such as Pete Seeger, Joe Glazer, and The New Lost City Ramblers, as well as several American presidents, including Franklin D. Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton, this stream highlights a fascinating array of sounds relating to the American experience of the United States’ highest political office.

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