Green onions
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All right people. the rest of the hard working all star blues brothers are gonna be out here in a minute, including my little brother jake. but right now, I'd like to talk a little bit about this
tune you're hearing. this is ofcourse the green onions tune. it was a very big hit in the early sixties in this country. and ofcourse it was composed and recorded in memphis, tennessee, right here
in the united states of america. you know, people, I believe that this tune can be equated with the great classical music around the world.

Now you go to germany, you've got your bach, your beethoven, your brahms... here in america you've got your fred mcdowell, your irving berlin, your glenn miller, and your booker t & the mg's
.Another example of the great contributions in music and culture that this country has made around the world. and as you look around the world today, you see this country spurned.

You see backs turned on this country. well people, I'm gonna tell you something, this continent, north america, is the stronghold! this is where we're gonna make our stand in this decade! yeah,
people I've got something to say to the state department. I say take that archaic monroe doctrine, and that marshall plan that says we're supposed to police force the world, and throw 'em out! let's stay
Home for the next ten years people! stay right here in north america and enjoy the music and culture that is ours. yeah, I got one more thing to say.

I'm just talking about the music, people, and what it does to me. and that is, as you look around the world, you go to the soviet union or great britain or france, you name it, any country... everybody is doing flips and twists just to get into a genuine pair of american blue jeans! and to hear this music and we got it all here in america, the land of the chrysler 440 cubic inch engine!

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Written by: STEVE CROPPER, AL JACKSON, JR., BOOKER T. JONES, LEWIS STEINBERG

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Kevin Arnold

All right people. The rest of the hard working all star Blues Brothers are
gonna be out here in a minute, including my little brother Jake. But
right now, I`d like to talk a little bit about this tune you`re hearing.
This is ofcourse the Green Onions tune. It was a very big hit in the
early sixties in this country. And ofcourse it was composed and
recorded in Memphis, Tennessee, right here in the United States Of
America. You know, people, I believe that this tune can be
acquinted with the great classical music around the world. Now you
go to Germany, you`ve got your Bach, your Beethoven, your
Brahms... Here in America you`ve got your Fred McDowell, your
Irving Berlin, your Glenn Miller, and your Booker T & The MG`s,
people. Another example of the great contributions in music and
culture that this country has made around the world. And as you
look around the world today, you see this country spurned. You see
backs turned on this country. Well people, I`m gonna tell you
something, this continent, North America, is the stronghold! This is
where we`re gonna make our stand in this decade! Yeah, people,
I`ve got something to say to the State Department. I say Take that
archaic Monroe Doctrine, and that Marshall Plan that says we`re
supposed to police force the world, and throw `em out! Let`s stay
home for the next ten years people! Right here in North America
and enjoy the music and culture that is ours. Yeah, I got one more
thing to say. I`m just talking about the music, people, and what it
does to me. And that is, as you look around the world, you go to the
Soviet Union or Great Britain or France, you name it, any country...
Everybody is doing flips and twists just to get into a genuine pair of
American blue jeans! And to hear this music and we got it all here
in America, the land of the Chrysler 440 cubic inch engine!



sirstrongbad

Monroe Doctrine (1823)
President James Monroe’s 1823 annual message to Congress contained the Monroe Doctrine, which warned European powers not to interfere in the affairs of the Western Hemisphere.

Understandably, the United States has always taken a particular interest in its closest neighbors – the nations of the Western Hemisphere. Equally understandably, expressions of this concern have not always been favorably regarded by other American nations.

The Monroe Doctrine is the best known U.S. policy toward the Western Hemisphere. Buried in a routine annual message delivered to Congress by President James Monroe in December 1823, the doctrine warns European nations that the United States would not tolerate further colonization or puppet monarchs. The doctrine was conceived to meet major concerns of the moment, but it soon became a watchword of U.S. policy in the Western Hemisphere.

The Monroe Doctrine was invoked in 1865 when the U.S. government exerted diplomatic and military pressure in support of the Mexican President Benito Juárez. This support enabled Juárez to lead a successful revolt against the Emperor Maximilian, who had been placed on the throne by the French government.

Almost 40 years later, in 1904, European creditors of a number of Latin American countries threatened armed intervention to collect debts. President Theodore Roosevelt promptly proclaimed the right of the United States to exercise an “international police power” to curb such “chronic wrongdoing.” As a result, U. S. Marines were sent into Santo Domingo in 1904, Nicaragua in 1911, and Haiti in 1915, ostensibly to keep the Europeans out. Other Latin American nations viewed these interventions with misgiving, and relations between the “great Colossus of the North” and its southern neighbors remained strained for many years.

In 1962, the Monroe Doctrine was invoked symbolically when the Soviet Union began to build missile-launching sites in Cuba. With the support of the Organization of American States, President John F. Kennedy threw a naval and air quarantine around the island. After several tense days, the Soviet Union agreed to withdraw the missiles and dismantle the sites. Subsequently, the United States dismantled several of its obsolete air and missile bases in Turkey.

(Information excerpted from Milestone Documents [Washington, DC: The National Archives and Records Administration, 1995] pp. 26–29.)



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Kevin Arnold

All right people. The rest of the hard working all star Blues Brothers are
gonna be out here in a minute, including my little brother Jake. But
right now, I`d like to talk a little bit about this tune you`re hearing.
This is ofcourse the Green Onions tune. It was a very big hit in the
early sixties in this country. And ofcourse it was composed and
recorded in Memphis, Tennessee, right here in the United States Of
America. You know, people, I believe that this tune can be
acquinted with the great classical music around the world. Now you
go to Germany, you`ve got your Bach, your Beethoven, your
Brahms... Here in America you`ve got your Fred McDowell, your
Irving Berlin, your Glenn Miller, and your Booker T & The MG`s,
people. Another example of the great contributions in music and
culture that this country has made around the world. And as you
look around the world today, you see this country spurned. You see
backs turned on this country. Well people, I`m gonna tell you
something, this continent, North America, is the stronghold! This is
where we`re gonna make our stand in this decade! Yeah, people,
I`ve got something to say to the State Department. I say Take that
archaic Monroe Doctrine, and that Marshall Plan that says we`re
supposed to police force the world, and throw `em out! Let`s stay
home for the next ten years people! Right here in North America
and enjoy the music and culture that is ours. Yeah, I got one more
thing to say. I`m just talking about the music, people, and what it
does to me. And that is, as you look around the world, you go to the
Soviet Union or Great Britain or France, you name it, any country...
Everybody is doing flips and twists just to get into a genuine pair of
American blue jeans! And to hear this music and we got it all here
in America, the land of the Chrysler 440 cubic inch engine!

fedemanfredi

Continent of North America? wtf? y'all yanquis never heard about the meaning of subcontinent? oh my...

gary walters

i understand this was to be written into the constitution. but after some argument about rubber biscuits, the founding fathers decided to scrap it.

Mick, the alcoholic bear !

in France our biggest rock stars of the 70's, Johnny Halladay and Eddie Mitchell were both huge fans of old american R and B... they took the music from old blues numbers like house of the rising son or johnny b good and put french lyrics over the top of it and that was all they needed to do to be stars, they both loved the USA, both went there on vacation lots, Johnny had a house in LA and was a huge biker, i came across him on the back of my dad's harley when I was 11 in Kansas, he waved to us and smiled leaving a gas station and when we pulled in the people asked us if we saw Johnny the french rock star leave....the USA is still influencing Europe with rap, only france can do rap like the USA but all of europe STILL, like the kids today STILL LOVE AMERICAN MUSIC!!!! and yes they still go head of heals to get genuine LEVIS jeans... or the dream to ride a Harley or drive a big Ford or Chevy . american CULTURE won the world war hands down....

Mick, the alcoholic bear !

i live in France, i confirm that since the USA invented rock and roll europe has been all ears, the only nation to do rock n roll as good as the usa is the UK, the UK is also the only to do metal as well as the USA but no one over here and I mean NO ONE does the blues the way we do back home in the USA in my hometown of Chicago....

Yantaaa

Thanks, I’m not native in English and I found hard to understand some parts

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klavss76

"This continent, North America, is the STRONGHOLD!!!"

Coursing King

One of the best films ever made

Chris Reott

This song screams to me. It is probably my favorite song (this version). This album is top of the list too.

Chris Godla

Your not alone my friend

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