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Classic Labor Songs from Smithsonian Folkways
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2006), 1 hour 19 mins

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—champion...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2006), 1 hour 19 mins
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Classic Protest Songs from Smithsonian Folkways
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2009), 1 hour 12 mins
War, social injustice, personal plaints, and calls for action have long fueled musical creation and performance. In Classic Protest Songs, Mark Gustafson and Jeff Place tap the historic Smithsonian audio collections to compile 22 songs favored by leaders of antiwar, civil rights, industrial labor, farm worker, a...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2009), 1 hour 12 mins
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Ear to the Ground
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produced by Rosalie Sorrels (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2000), 1 hour 3 mins
Malvina Reynolds, the well-known songwriter and activist for social justice and the environment, performs some of her most famous songs in this compilation of studio and live recordings from the 1960s and 1970s. Reflecting the cultural and political turmoil of the day, her powerful, sometimes somber, sometimes li...
produced by Rosalie Sorrels (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2000), 1 hour 3 mins
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Fight with Song
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produced by Barry O'Brien (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 31 mins
Barry O’Brien is a hard-traveling topical song writer and performer who can be heard both on street corners and in concert halls around the United States. The ten songs on this recording represent him well— homespun, earnest, and easygoing. They carry strong messages for embattled times. Introduction by Step...
produced by Barry O'Brien (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 31 mins
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Headlines and Footnotes: A Collection of Topical Songs
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produced by Mark Greenberg (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 1 hour 15 mins
For nearly 60 years Pete Seeger, with his banjo and 12-string guitar, has made music which inspires people to improve their lives and world. Selections on this anthology, culled from the hundreds Seeger recorded for Folkways Records between 1955 and 1999, include concert and studio recordings about prominent even...
produced by Mark Greenberg (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 1 hour 15 mins
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If I Had a Hammer: Songs of Hope and Struggle
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produced by Anthony Seeger, 1945- and Mark Greenberg (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 12 mins
For over 50 years Pete Seeger's music has included songs on labor, civil rights, peace, and the hope for a better world. This CD contains 24 tracks selected from hundreds released on Folkways Records in the late 1950s and 1960s and 2 new songs recorded especially for this collection. Pete plays the 5-string banj...
produced by Anthony Seeger, 1945- and Mark Greenberg (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 12 mins
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Long Ways to Travel: The Unreleased Folkways Masters, 1944-1949
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produced by Guy William Logsdon, 1943- and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 56 mins
These 17 powerful songs by Guthrie, some sung with his comrade Cisco Houston, were carefully selected from dozens of unreleased Guthrie masters. Extensively annotated by fellow Oklahoman and Guthrie scholar Guy Logsdon, this collection reaffirms Guthrie's unique place in American music. Includes Harriet Tubman's...
produced by Guy William Logsdon, 1943- and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 56 mins
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Songs of Struggle & Hope
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produced by Daniel E. Sheehy; performed by Agustín Lira, 1945-, Ravi Knypstra, 1970- and Patricia Wells Solórzano (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2016), 51 mins, 16 page(s)
produced by Daniel E. Sheehy; performed by Agustín Lira, 1945-, Ravi Knypstra, 1970- and Patricia Wells Solórzano (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2016), 51 mins, 16 page(s)
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Hard Travelin': The Asch Recordings, Vol. 3
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produced by Guy William Logsdon, 1943- and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 17 mins
The songs on this recording, the third in a series of four, are from the enormous collection of topical material that Woody Guthrie composed in the 1930s and 1940s. Most of his recordings were done for one man, Moses Asch, the founder of Folkways Records. Asch and Guthrie often organized song collections around...
produced by Guy William Logsdon, 1943- and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 17 mins
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On My Journey: Paul Robeson's Independent Recordings
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2007), 1 hour 19 mins
An American giant of 20th-century music, Paul Robeson stood tall against racism, McCarthyism, and blacklisting to proclaim the majesty of African-American culture. Recorded on his own Othello label in the 1950s, Robeson’s voice rings out with traditional spirituals and folk melodies from around the globe inspir...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2007), 1 hour 19 mins
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