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¡Yes We Puede!: Creative Commons Music in Honor of Obama

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¡Yes We Puede!

In honor of this momentous occasion—a newfangled regime and a new lease on life—LAist would like to extend a musical goodie bag of sorts. LA-based record label Vosotros has released their latest endeavor ¡YES WE PUEDE!, a compilation of local artists covering nationalistic public domain tunes in honor of today's Presidential inauguration. The free eight-song disc, released under a CC BY-NC license, features LAist favorites Obi Best (LAist Interview, Review, #2), weyou and Learning Music. After all, we all deserve a handful of sweet songs for roughing it the last eight years.

Obi Best - "Taps - America The Beautiful"

From the ¡Yes We Puede! site:

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The times they are a changing, and we at vosotros are feeling it happen. Living in Los Angeles, California, a bastion of America's beauty (and ugliness), excitement and tension are running high as Barack Obama prepares to take office on January 20. The potential for a positive change has never been more real than now, and we have chosen some of our closest friends to express their excitement by covering tunes from America's national songbook! All songs are in the public domain and were recorded locally in under 2 weeks time. So stick a feather in your cap, ride to the top of Mount Rushmore and scream ¡ YES WE PUEDE ! (And don't be afraid to sing along - we know you-all know the words)

(click to play, right click to download)

1. Vosotros - "The Star Spangled Banner"
2. Obi Best "Taps - America The Beautiful"
3. Learning Music - "My Country 'Tis of Thee Pt. 1"
4. Learning Music - "My Country 'Tis of Thee Pt. 2"
5. Dream Kids - "Yankee Doodle"
6. weyou - "You're A Grand Old Flag"
7. B.R.A.M. - "Anchors Aweigh"
8. Mooey Moobau - "Swanee River"

or download the whole album!