rsz_uncle_samLong Island-based music producer Henry Golis has produced and released an upbeat, patriotic song by The Jordanaires, a storied country music singing quartet, just in time for Memorial Day weekend dubbed “Uncle Sam There’s No One Like You.”

The song may be one of the last, if not the last song performed by The Jordanaires, which formed in the 1940s and has performed backup vocals for the likes of Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson, Patsy Cline, Ringo Starr, Carrie Underwood and countless others. The song begins with an introduction Louise Harrison, sister of late Beatle George Harrison, before launching into a catchy tune that calls listeners to march along to the beat.

“It’s a light-hearted patriotic song” that makes you “Proud of being an American,” said Golis of Park Lane Records.  “People like it. It’s upbeat and has a good meaning.”

It features Country Music Hall of Fame member and former music director for the popular television show, Hee Haw, Charlie McCoy on harmonica, Jimmy Capps on guitar, David Smith on bass and Gene Chrisman on drums. It was written by Bill and Ted Golis, recorded at Merit Recording Studios in Nashville, Tenn. and mixed and mastered by Fred Guarino at Glen Cove-based Tiki Recording Studios.

The chorus repeats, “You strive, to make, the whole wide world your friend. And for mankind’s sake, your goodness has no end.” And afterwards rings out, “You will always be number one.”

The song has been picked up my one radio station and Golis is working on generating more airplay. He is already working on another music recording, possibly coming out later this year. He is also working on an animation project.


He hopes “Uncle Sam There’s No One Like You” will become a regular on playlists during patriotic American holidays for years to come. It can be downloaded for $0.99 on


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