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2nd July
written by Matt The Cat

Friday Night Cat Fight

“Only In America”

This week, the Friday Night Cat Fight takes on a song about the “American Dream” that was a hit for Jay & The Americans in August of 1963. The tune was originally presented to and recorded by The Drifters. However, Atlantic didn’t feel that they could release a tune that spoke of opportunity for all by a black group at that time. Now, it’s your turn to judge who had the better song. Listen to the Cat Fight and vote for your favorite version of “Only In America” below.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

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1 Comment

  1. 02/07/2010

    I was kind of surprised that I didn’t like the Drifters version any better than the Jay & the Americans version of ‘Only in America’. Then again, I always thought that song sounded like it was written and arranged for the Rockville Rocket — Gene Pitney.

    Thanks for Ray’s “America the Beautiful”, Matt. Just the perfect tune to start off this weekend with.

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