Senator Everett McKinley DirksenFebruary 21, 2010
Gallant Men: Stories Of The American Adventure Told By Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen
Goofy, fun patrio-psychotic found LP from 1966 by the late Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen.
The first track is the weirdest and the rest is simply a flag-waving look back at U.S. history, that’s only amusing in its earnestness and for those of use born after Vietnam, etc. and for Everett’s deep voice and denture-rattling presentation.
It’s certainly not Schoolhouse Rock.
- Gallant Men
- The Story Of The Mayflower And The Mayflower Compact
- The Story Of The Battle For Independence
- The Story Of The Flag
- The Star-Spangled Banner
- The Story Of Gettysburg
- The Gettysburg Address
- The Story Of The Statue Of Liberty
- Pledge Of Allegiance To The Flag
Some factoids about Everett:
- He was an ally (up to a point) of Joe McCarthy
- He tried to get school prayer put back in schools
- He was a key backer of the ’64 Civil Rights bill
- He had a cameo in the forgotten cult sci-fi flick The Monitors
- This LP made it to #29 on the Billboard charts and won a Grammy