Music

'Finn, ' a Country Tune & 'Eve of Destruction'

September 25, 2013

  You can listen to Joe DeFilippo's well-produced, bouncy, country song "Finn, " which he wrote and performed with the R.J. Phillips Band, on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUvwGEMufwk   The song, told in the first person by a…

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Memorial Day Writers' Project on the Mall

May 24, 2013

Once again this year---on Monday, May 27---the Memorial Day Writers' Project will set up its tent on the Mall close to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. And once again there will be an open mike for…

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Jack Murphy's New Song, 'The Promise'

February 13, 2013

Jack Murphy, a Vietnam veteran who served with the 199th Light Infantry Brigade in 1969-70, also is a singer songwriter. His latest tune, "The Promise, " has been getting a lot of attention.  He wrote…

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Composer and Conductor Butch Morris, 1947-2013

January 30, 2013

Lawrence "Butch" Morris, the acclaimed, pioneering jazz composer and conductor who served a tour of duty in the Vietnam War, died January 29 at the Fort Hamilton, N.Y., VA Medical Center. He was 65 and…

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Lem Genovese's latest CD: 'Righteous Reconnaissance'

September 19, 2012

Lem Genovese is a very talented singer/guitarist/songwriter who served in the Vietnam War in the Mekong Delta with the 1st Aviation Brigade and as a medic in the first Persian Gulf War with the 209th Med Clearing…

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Vietnam: There and Back CD

August 3, 2012

The new CD, Vietnam: There and Back ,   is a group of acoustic guitar, country-inflected tunes, all of which deal with the Vietnam War and Vietnam veterans. The songs---with titles such as "Incoming, "…

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Memorial Day Writers' Project on the Mall, 2012

May 23, 2012

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Lewe Barnett, 2006"] [/caption] On Monday, May 28, Memorial Day 2012, the Memorial Day Writer's Project one again is hosting a group of veteran writers, poets, songwriters, and singers--many of them…

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Michael Hossack, 1946-2012

March 14, 2012

Michael Hossack, the long-time drummer for the classic rock band the Doobie Brothers, died March 12 after a long battle with cancer. He was 65 years old and served in the U.S. Navy during the…

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A Musical Tribute to Vietnam Veterans

February 24, 2012

Shelley Griffith, a Vietnam Era veteran who is a physician in Tennessee, has posted a music video of his song, "Beyond the Wall, " a tribute to Vietnam veterans, on YouTube . Dr. Griffith is…

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Bob Burns' 'Forgotten Heroes'

August 12, 2011

Bob Burns, who served two tours in Vietnam with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 128, has written and recorded "Forgotten Heroes, " a ballad that is a moving tribute to those of us who served in…

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