Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ask Not What Your Blog Can Do For You

Jumping right on the 50th anniversary bandwagon, here's an album of JFK's best oratorical moments.

On December 12, 1963 this vinyl LP set a record for album sales. A total of 4 million copies sold in the first six days of its release.The album, released on the Premier label, included recordings of some of Kennedy's most memorable speeches, as well as memorial tributes to the president broadcast in the aftermath of his assassination on November 22, 1963. The recordings included excerpts from his inaugural address and his campaign debates with Richard Nixon as well as highlights from speeches on a variety of topics from civil rights to space to the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962. Some of Kennedy's most enduring quotes were captured on the album including "ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country" (from his inaugural) and "ich bin ein Berliner" (translated as "I too, am a Berliner") from a speech he delivered at the Berlin Wall during the height of the Cold War. Each copy of the album cost 99 cents and the proceeds went to the Joseph Kennedy, Jr., Foundation for Mental Retardation.

A1 Pre-Election Speech Of Senator Kennedy
A2 Oath Of Office For Presidency By J.F.K.
A3 Inaugural Address By J.F.K.
A4 Presidential Press Conference
A5 J.F.K. Speech On Space Flight
A6 J.F.K. Speech On Cuban Crisis.
B1 J.F.K. Speech In Houston, Texas
B2 Newscast Of Assassination
B3 Eyewitness Account Of Assassination
B4 Ambassador Adlai Stevenson
B5 Senator Barry Goldwater
B6 General Dwight D. Eisenhower
B7 Prime Minister Sir Alec Home
B8 His Holiness Pope Paul VI
B9 President Lyndon B. Johnson
B10 Eulogy - Taps


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