And so today we give you some of America's finest, live versions of a few quintessential soul songs, festive and celebratory.
And speaking of dancing, we can't forget the Motor City:
Maybe this one can help you beat the heat that is bearing down on much of the country right now:
Now let that guitar fall in:
The man himself, America's great musical ambassador, Ray Charles:
We'll close this dance party and hopefully inspire the music for your own celebration with one of America's true legends, James Brown, just absolutely killing it here from 1965:
Happy 4th of July from all of us here at WYMA.