The Star-Spangled Banner
Composer: Francis Scott Key
No Grateful Dead recordings.
This list is not intended to be comprehensive.
Favorite American Marches, Imperial Brass Band, 1958
Happy Birthday Louis!, Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars, 1960
Call of Freedom, Various Artists, 1962
Jimi Hendrix Live, Jimi Hendrix, 1984
Greatest College Football Marches, University of Michigan Band, 1987
Rattle and Hum, U2, 1988
Flight Of The Cosmic Hippo, Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, 1991
God Bless America, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, 1992
Carnegie Hall Concerts, January 1942), Duke Ellington, 1992
Alive III, Kiss, 1993
An American Reunion: A Musical Celebration, Various Artists (En Vogue), 1993
Union and Liberty, D.C. Hall New Concert and Quadrille Band, 1994
Jimi Hendrix Woodstock, Jimi Hendrix, 1994
The Master: 1961-1984, Marvin Gaye, 1995
Planet Home, Charnett Moffett, 1995
41 Great College Victory Songs, University of Michigan Band, 1996
Great American Favorites, Various Artists, 1996
Heart of Bluegrass, Various Artists (Charlie Cushman), 1998
Sing America, Various Artists (Cher), 1999
Yankee Transcendoodle, Joseph Byrd, 19??
Charlie Waddell, 19??
Experience Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix, 2000
Freedom: Songs From The Heart Of America, Various Artists (Duke Ellington), 2002
Freedom: A History of Us, Various Artists (Duke Ellington), 2002
Intersections, Bruce Hornsby, 2006
The words are the poem "Defense of Fort McHenry" by Francis Scott Key written after watching the bombardment of Fort McHenry in 1814. The words became attached to the tune of an existing song, "To Anacreon in Heaven," the music of which is attributed to an English composer, John Stafford Smith (born 1750). The first musical edition was published by Benjamin Carr of Baltimore as "The Star-Spangled Banner." It became the official United States national anthem in 1931.