That's Why We're Marching: World War II and the American Folksong Movement

That's Why We're Marching: World War II and the American Folksong Movement

produced by Guy William Logsdon, 1943- and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 1 hour 12 mins

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Field of Interest
American Music
Description
Artists include Woody Guthrie, Almanac Singers, Lead Belly, Tom Glazer, Cisco Houston, Pete Seeger, Josh White, Burl Ives, and others. Few people have heard these songs composed and sung from 1940 to 1945 by artists primarily known for their influence on American folk music after 1945. Both the protest songs and the pro-war songs are assembled for the first time in this historic compilation; they present the conflicts, the hopes, and the way songs were used to raise morale during World War II. 25 tracks, including Mr. Hitler, Talking Sailor, Ballad of October 16, and Sinking of the Reuben James. Notes include artist biographies and bibliography. Compiled and annotated by Jeff Place and Guy Logsdon. "A great slice of history...also a great musical performance." — Daily News
Content Type
Music recording
Duration
1 hour 12 mins
Format
Audio
Sub Genre
American Folk, Struggle and Protest, Historical Song
Label
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Producer
Guy William Logsdon, 1943-, Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006
Release Date
1996
Subject
American Music, World Music, Music & Performing Arts, American Studies, American Folk Music, United States and Canada, World War II, 1939-1945, Música Folklórica Norteamericana, Folk Music Norte-Americana, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá, United States
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Música Folklórica Norteamericana, Folk Music Norte-Americana, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá

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