Monday, August 15, 2005

Bill Clinton Collection

Here's something from

Fans of former President Bill Clinton will soon be able to enjoy some of his favorite recordings in the comfort of their own home. "The Bill Clinton Collection: Selections From the Clinton Music Room," the first of several planned albums, tilts toward such jazz classics as John Coltrane's "My One and Only Love," Miles Davis' "My Funny Valentine" and Zoot Sims' "Summertime."

Clinton also chose such inspirational recordings as Mahalia Jackson's "Precious Lord" and Nina Simone's "I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free)." Evangelical singer Mickey Mangum, a longtime Clinton friend, is represented by his version of "In the Presence of Jehovah."

But will there be any party music on future compilations? "President Clinton hasn't picked the songs yet for the subsequent albums," says Clinton Foundation president Skip Rutherford, "but in all likelihood there will be [some R&B and rock included] because he likes a wide variety of music."
Bill Clinton was perhaps our first Advanced president. There are a lot of examples of his Advancement, but you don't need to know much more than this: Lou Reed played at the White House when Clinton was president.

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