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Andy Fite | We the People: Kaleidoscopic Readings of the Founding Documents of the U. S. A.

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We the People: Kaleidoscopic Readings of the Founding Documents of the U. S. A.

by Andy Fite

Jazz Comic Philosopher Andy Fite takes you on a romp through the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution in settings for Talking Guitar Kaleidoscope and multiple voices.
Genre: Spoken Word: Educational
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1. In Congress, July 4, 1776
13:37 $0.99
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2. Preamble
0:37 $0.99
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3. A Congress (Article I, Section 2)
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4. Impeachment (Article I, Section 3)
1:39 $0.99
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5. Compensation (Article I, Section 6)
0:31 $0.99
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6. Powers of Congress (Article I, Section 8)
4:22 $0.99
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7. Habeas Corpus (Article I, Section 9)
1:13 $0.99
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8. Statement and Account (Article I, Section 9)
0:25 $0.99
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9. A President (Article II, Section 1)
2:33 $0.99
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10. Commander in Chief (Article II, Section 2)
1:20 $0.99
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11. High Crimes and Misdemeanors (Article II, Section 4)
1:02 $0.99
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12. One Supreme Court (Article III, Section 1)
0:38 $0.99
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13. Treason (Article III, Section 3)
0:44 $0.99
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14. Rights and Extraditions (Article IV, Section 2)
2:15 $0.99
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15. Article VI
1:46 $0.99
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16. The Bill of Rights (Amendments 1-10)
3:13 $0.99
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17. Abolition (Amendment 13)
1:15 $0.99
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18. Equal Protection (Amendment 14, Section 1)
0:50 $0.99
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19. Male Suffrage (Amendment 15)
0:41 $0.99
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20. Income Tax (Amendment 16)
1:50 $0.99
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21. Prohibition (Amendment 18)
0:45 $0.99
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22. Female Suffrage (Amendment 19)
0:30 $0.99
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23. Poll Tax (Amendment 24)
0:33 $0.99
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24. Incapacity (Amendment 25)
5:28 $0.99
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25. 18-Year Old Suffrage (Amendment 26)
0:27 $0.99
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26. Pay Raises (Amendment 27)
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Album Notes
As a child, I always loved a kaleidoscope. You look, here's this colorful pattern. Turn it a little, it changes a little, then a little more, and then suddenly in an instant it transforms into something completely different! But always in perfect continuity. Gradual or sudden, each image is integrally connected with whatever comes before and after it.

Another thing I've been fascinated by for a good thirty years now is the way in which, when we speak, we are singing.

And over the last several years, I've created a fair body of musical works based on these fascinations. I believe I'm getting better at it.

It's a very odd sensation after doing one of these when you hear a quote from the text, whether it be the Book of Revelation, or Colin Powell's infamous presentation at the UN, the political teachings of Machiavelli, or Thomas Jefferson's elegant rant of 1776: You can't help think, that's my song they're singing!

It was enlightening at last to read these essential documents of my home country. Here and there I got a small shock, as for example, when I note how weak the protection of Habeas Corpus always was...

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