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Friday, October 14, 2011

Clinton does Letterman; reveals playlist

Posted By on Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 7:55 AM

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UPDATE: Sorry, the Yahoo link for the Clinton appearance on Letterman played out on me. You can viewa part of it by hitting this link. Or this one, too.

The former president hit the late-night circuit this week to talk up a 65th birthday concert tomorrow night. It will be broadcast live only on Yahoo, which offers a world of Clinton coverage.

I was drawn to the sidebar about the president's playlist of his top 20 songs. It's jazz-heavy, but also includes "Brown-eyed Girl," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Philadelphia Freedom" and "Angel." I was interested to see one of my top 20 pieces of music, Ralph Vaughan Williams' "English Folk Song Suite," performed by the North Texas Wind Symphony. This is a sure tipoff that Clinton was a high school band nerd. The piece was an old chestnut for high school bands in concert competition in the 1960s, when I first played and heard it, and a beautiful piece of music. The Little Rock Wind Symphony did a knockout performance of it here a few years ago.

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