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The Mask by the Fugees (from The Score, Sony, 1996)

The Whogees?

Workaday World by Jack Beaver (from Music for TV Dinners, Scamp, 1997)

This pluckily plucked and effervescent diapason is a longtime favorite of Only A Game listeners. It makes it easy to imagine oneself as a 1950's supermarket stock boy, the Chief Seamstress of a successful pre-Elvis drapery business or just a staff member of NPR's only sports program.

Outa-Space by Billy Preston (from Rock Instrumental Classics, Volume 3: The Seventies, Rhino, 1994)

Billy Preston won a Grammy. He worked with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Band, Nat King Cole, Aretha Franklin, the Jackson 5, Quincy Jones, Sly Stone, Johnny Cash, Little Richard, Ray Charles, George Harrison, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Sammy Davis Jr., Neil Diamond, and Ringo Starr, among others.

And, he apparently traveled Outa-Space.

The Star Spangled Banner by Carl Lewis (from youtube)

To learn more about those who have bungled our national anthem, check out an OAG episode from 2005: http://onlyagame.wbur.org/2005/07/23/show-rundown-for-7232005

This segment aired on April 16, 2011. The audio for this segment is not available.

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