Covers: 4th of July

Dave Alvin wrote “4th of July” which was recorded when he was briefly in the band X on 1987’s See How We Are.  The lead vocals are by X’s John Doe. He has continued to perform it during his solo career.  The last link below is to a live performance which included David Hildalgo on backing vocals and guitar and the great Flaco Jimemez on accordion.

Original X recording (1987)

X at Farm Aid (7/4/86)

Dave Alvin Live from Austin TX (1/29/99)

Dave Alvin, David Hidalgo, Flaco Jiminez, Los Cenzontles (2/16/17)

 

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