Presents the United States of America, Vols. 1-2 ()


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Even though it took Stan Freberg three-and-a-half decades, he successfully updated the irreverent and historically challenged masterpiece Presents the United States of America, Vol. 1: The Early Years (1961). With tongue firmly planted in cheek, Freberg and his all-star company take on some of the greatest tales and incidents from the annals of U.S. history. The luminous cast boasts players from Freberg's hit novelty 45s and his short-lived, self-titled weekly radio series, such as Peter Leeds and June Foray, alongside the ...

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  1. Overture
  2. Columbus Discovers America: It's a Round, Round World
  3. Pilgrim's Progress (Take an Indian to Lunch)
  4. Thanksgiving Story (Under the Double Turkey)
  5. The Sale of Manhattan: Top Hat, White Feather, and Tails
  6. The Boston Tea Party
  7. Declaration of Independence: A Man Can't Be Too Careful What He ...
  8. The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
  9. Betsy Ross and the Flag: Everybody Wants to Be an Art Director
  10. The Discovery of Electricity
  11. Washington Crosses the Delaware (Command Decision)
  12. Yankee Doodle Go Home (Spirit of '76)
  13. The Battle of Yorktown
  14. Finale: So Long, Friend...
  15. Intro & Overture
  16. Madison, Jefferson, Franklin, & Osbourne: The First Advertising ...
  17. Madison, Jefferson, Franklin, & Osbourne
  18. Madison, Jefferson, Franklin, & Osbourne, Pt. 2
  19. America! America!
  20. Madison, Jefferson, Franklin, & Osbourne, Pt. 3
  21. Rumplemeyer's Horseshoes: The Francis Scott Key Story
  22. Rumplemeyer's Horseshoes
  23. Stephen Foster, Beloved Songwriter
  24. Samuel F.B. Morse Sends the First Telegram
  25. Abe Lincoln in Analysis
  26. Show Folk
  27. Abe Lincoln at Home in the White House
  28. Barbara Frietchie, Martyr of the Year
  29. Shoot if You Must
  30. Lincoln at Shiloh With General Grant
  31. As Long As You're Up/A Sober Life's a Hard Life
  32. The Appomattox Courthouse Bar & Grill
  33. There'll Never Be Another War
  34. Custer's Last Stand
  35. Alexander Graham Bell and the First Phone Call
  36. Thomas Edison Invents the Light Bulb! The Phonograph!, Pt. 1
  37. Perseverance
  38. Thomas Edison Invents the Light Bulb! The Phonograph!, Pt. 2
  39. Planned Obsolescence
  40. The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk
  41. Henry Ford Invents Detroit
  42. Perseverance (Reprise)
  43. The Sinking of the Lusitania
  44. Two Tin Pan Alley Songwriters
  45. U-Boat/The Guns of August
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