Classic Labor Songs from Smithsonian Folkways

Classic Labor Songs from Smithsonian Folkways

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2006), 1 hour 19 mins

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Field of Interest
World Music
Description

Songs of the American labor movement over the 20th century called for just wages, dignity, and a fair shake. They voiced grievances, affirmed the value of the worker to society, and expressed hope for life in a more just world. Classic Labor Songs from Smithsonian Folkways is a collage of these voices—champions of the movement, singing songs with a passion and love for their fellow workers that rings just as true today as it did then. Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Joe Glazer, the Almanac Singers, and more chronicle the history of the American labor movement in stirring song.

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Content Type
Music recording
Duration
1 hour 19 mins
Format
Audio
Sub Genre
Struggle and Protest, Social Songs
Label
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Release Date
2006
Subject
World Music, Music & Performing Arts, United States and Canada, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá, United States
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá

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