Ballads of Sacco and Vanzetti

Ballads of Sacco and Vanzetti

produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 49 mins

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Field of Interest
American Music
Description
Woody Guthrie was one of the twentieth century's greatest poets and songwriters, and his songs about Sacco and Vanzetti include some of his best songs. The murder trial of Sacco and Vanzetti was one of this century's most controversial. Sacco and Vanzetti's story was dramatic; their front-page trial was filled with dubious procedures; and the years of appeals and their eventual execution led to protests around the world. These songs, written and recorded nearly twenty years later, have been carefully remastered from the original acetate discs and are presented with a previously unpublished letter by Guthrie to the judge in the case. Produced by Moses Asch. Reissue compiled by Anthony Seeger and Jeff Place.
Content Type
Music recording
Duration
49 mins
Format
Audio
Sub Genre
Struggle and Protest, American Folk
Label
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Producer
Moses Asch, 1905-1986
Release Date
1996
Subject
American Music, World Music, Music & Performing Arts, American Studies, American Folk Music, United States and Canada, Arrest and Trial of Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti, 1920, 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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