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Kate Smith singing God Bless America before a hockey game in 1975. Smith, who died in 1986, was one of the most popular singers of her time. She recorded almost 3,000 songs during her career, according to her obituary in The New York Times, but was most closely associated with God Bless America. The song was written by Irving Berlin during World War I but was first performed by Smith on her radio show in 1938. Starting in 1969, the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team began playing Smith’s God Bless America, substituting it for The Star-Spangled Banner before games. Smith also performed the song live at many Flyers games, including the one in which the team won its first Stanley Cup in 1974. Her association with the team became so strong that the Flyers erected a statue of the singer in front of their arena in 1987.

Kathryn Elizabeth Smith (May 1, 1907 – June 17, 1986), known professionally as Kate Smith and The First Lady of Radio, was an American singer, a contralto, well known for her rendition of Irving Berlin's "God Bless America". She had a radio, television, and recording career spanning five decades, which reached its pinnacle in the 1940s. Smith became known as The Songbird of the South after her enduring popularity during World War II.

The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States. The lyrics come from the Defence of Fort M'Henry, a poem written on September 14, 1814, by the then 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British ships of the Royal Navy in Baltimore Harbor during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812. Key was inspired by the large .

The Star Spangled Banner. Smith Written-By – . Matrix, Runout (Side A, Runout): 26198A. Matrix, Runout (Side B, Runout): 26198B.

WWII In American Music: Pre-War Nationalism. The Star Spangled Banner. Performed by Kate Smith. Recorded March 21, 1939. Written by Francis Scott Key. download file. 78. top. Last modified July 15, 2012.

Performer: Kate Smith Writer: Key; Arnold; J. S. Smith. With mixed chorus and orchestra. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are . mil truncated eliptical, . mil truncated conical, . mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 37., Rolloff: -1. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 26198B Catalog number: 26198-B.

Kate Smith - The Star Spangled Banner

On Friday, the Flyers said Smith’s God Bless America recording had been removed from their library. The New York Yankees had made a similar move earlier in the week. The Yankees suspended use of Smith’s recording during the seventh-inning stretch amid conflicting claims about several of her songs, including a 1939 song That’s Why the Darkies Were Born. The tune originated in the 1931 Broadway revue George White’s Scandals, and was considered satire at the time. That led to her performing the song several times before games in the 1970s. A year after her 1986 death, the team erected the statue.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A The Star Spangled Banner
Written-By – Key*, Smith*
B America, I Love You
Written-By – Gottler*, Leslie*


  • Conductor [Orchestra Under The Direction Of] – Jack Miller
  • Vocals – Kate Smith


Recorded 16 December 1941

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): CO 31983
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): CO 31982
Kate Smith  And The Kate Smith Singers - The Star Spangled Banner / America, I Love You FLAC album
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