The assassination of John F Kennedy in 1963 sent countless ripples through American culture at the time – and the murder was so tragic, so brutal, there were few corners of society who were unmoved at the time. The loss was enormous, one that took the country years to deal with – and part of the healing process was a surprising array of songs and record
s that recounted and reflected on the tragedy – not just million-selling record
s that featured Kennedy speeches, but also countless singles by singers and musicians who paid tribute to the president. This collection offers up a huge amount of those obscure record
s – in a variety of styles that runs from folk, to country, to rock, and even some soundtrack-styled modes – interspersed with some instrumentals, and even a few excerpts of news clips from the time. The package is fantastic – almost more in a Bear Family style of historical presentation than the usual collection we know (and love) from Omni – and titles include "Memories Of President John F Kennedy" by Bobby Atkins, "God's Game Of Checkers" by Red River Drive, "November 22 1963" by Charles Wright, "The World Lost A Man" by David Price, "Ballad Of John F Kennedy" by Autry Inman, "Lovely Roses Stained With Red" by The Keys, "The Spontaneous Man The Gifted Assassin" by Michael Goldman, "The Kennedy March" by Joe Meek Orchestra, and "2968" by Carlo Savina.