Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Best Version of 'The Star Spangled Banner'!


It's Super Bowl Sunday and of course as much as the game itself, one great thrill is always who will sing our National Anthem? About 20 years ago the very best rendition of this sacred ode to freedom was performed by the late Whitney Houston! No one I know of has forgotten it. As a matter of fact, whenever we gather to listen to 'The Star Spangled Banner' before the big game, someone invariably says, "Yeah, that was good, but no one has ever sung it better than Whitney!"

One of my favorite anecdotes come from Whitney's cousin, Dionne Warwick. This version of the anthem was released as a single! Dionne says Whitney came over to her house not long after the release and she said to her, 'What you gonna do next, the phone book?'

No doubt it would have been a hit! Enjoy!

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