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The March King: John Philip Sousa Conducts His Own Marches and Other Favorites (An Historical Recording)

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Many may think this is bad quality. It is actually recording's of John Philip Sousa conducting his own band. This is history and is an excellent example of how his marches should sound.

Properly understood, this is a historical album...

...and will include more than a few "vintage" recordings. But, that said, Sousa's recording of the Washington Post March is worth the price of the entire album. It's probably the best march ever written, and this is among the best ever recorded.

Interesting!!

So Sousa takes his marches at a quick tempo - love it! These recordings would certainly come from old 78's if not even cylinders, so the sound will be as such, but it is great to have Sousa himself at the helm.

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Born: November 6, 1854 in Washington D.C.

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '/0s, '00s, '10s, '20s

John Philip Sousa wrote the most famous American military marches of all time, including "Stars and Stripes Forever," earning him the nickname "the March King"; he was also known as a great bandleader, and organized the famed concert and military group, Sousa's Band. Born in Washington, D.C., on November 6, 1854, Sousa followed in the footsteps of his father, a musician in the U.S. Marine Corps, and enlisted by the age of 14. Before this, Sousa had studied violin with John Esputa. While active in...
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  • Genres: Classical, Music, Pop
  • Released: Feb 23, 1999

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