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The Best of Broadside 1962-1988: Anthems of the American Underground from the Pages of Broadside Magazine

Various Artists
The Best of Broadside 1962-1988: Anthems of the American Underground from the Pages of Broadside Magazine

The Best of Broadside, Anthems of the American Underground from the Pages of Broadside Magazine. Eighty-nine songs, including some never commercially released. Compiled and annotated by Jeff Place and Ronald D. Cohen. A five CD boxed set. Broadside was a small underground magazine smuggled out of a New York City housing project in a baby carriage, filled with new songs by artists who were too creative for the folkies and too radical for the establishment. A still-underground Bob Dylan, Janis Ian, Rev. Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick, Phil Ochs, Malvina Reynolds, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Pete Seeger, and dozens of others first published songs like "Blowin' in the Wind," "Little Boxes," and "Society's Child," in Broadside. The Best of Broadside features 89 songs from the Folkways collection, tapes from the Broadside magazine office, and some tracks released on other labels. The set contains a variety of performers, topics, and musical styles that tell tales spanning the 25 years of the Broadside era (1962-1988), but many of them address contemporary issues as well, since the new millennium has not see the end of warfare, nuclear threat, ethnic conflict, immigrants' suffering, women's unequal rights, ecological devastation, and social injustice. This is the underground music that fueled the innocent-sounding Folk Revival on the one hand and the explosions of angry rock and rap on the other. The Best of Broadside brings an era, its musicians, and its many stories to a new audience. The extensive notes feature the graphics of the original Broadside magazine and provide information on the careers of its many musicians with extensive discographies, the stories behind most of the songs as well as their full texts. They also describe the dramatic history of the magazine itself—a remarkable achievement of dedicated musicians and social activists.

Track Listing

101
Links on the Chain The Broadside Singers with Phil Ochs 4:15
102
Blowin' in the Wind The New World Singers 2:32
103
Paths of Victory The Broadside Singers 1:38
104
The Ballad of Ira Hayes Peter La Farge 3:35
105
Ain't That News? The Broadside Singers with Tom Paxton 1:40
106
The Times I've Had The Broadside Singers with Phil Ochs 2:53
107
Go Limp Matt McGinn 2:33
108
Ding Dong Dollar The Glasgow Song Guild 1:58
109
Mack the Bomb Pete Seeger 2:40
110
The Civil Defense Sign Mark Spoelstra 3:50
111
Let Me Die in My Footsteps Happy Traum and Bob Dylan 3:42
112
Hiroshima, Nagasaki Russian Roulette Jim Page 4:52
113
What Have They Done to the Rain? Malvina Reynolds 2:18
114
Ballad of William Worthy Phil Ochs 2:09
115
Train for Auschwitz Tom Paxton 3:50
116
Do as the Doukhobors Do Pete Seeger 2:12
117
Christine The Broadside Singers with Tom Paxton 2:21
118
As Long as the Grass Shall Grow Peter La Farge 5:06
201
John Brown Bob Dylan 4:19
202
Take Me for a Walk (Morning Dew) Bonnie Dobson 4:19
203
The Willing Conscript Pete Seeger 2:16
204
Kill for Peace The Fugs 2:12
205
Plains of Nebrasky-o Eric Andersen and Phil Ochs 2:50
206
Benny Kid Paret Gil Turner 3:44
207
What Did You Learn in School Today? Tom Paxton 2:01
208
Changin' Hands The Broadside Singers with Phil Ochs 2:40
209
Welcome, Welcome Emigranté The Broadside Singers with Buffy Sainte-Marie 2:06
210
Shady Acres Janis Ian 3:24
211
Lord, Hold Back the Waters Will McLean 3:50
212
Ballad of Donald White Bob Dylan 4:31
213
Song for Patty Sammy Walker 5:54
214
A Very Close Friend of Mine Richard Black 2:35
215
Long Time Troubled Road Eric Andersen 3:22
216
Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall Pete Seeger 5:19
301
Mississippi Goddam Nina Simone 4:59
302
We'll Never Turn Back The Freedom Singers 3:34
303
Freedom Riders Phil Ochs 2:15
304
Father's Grave (for Cordell Reagon) The Broadside Singers with Len Chandler 3:49
305
Baby, I've Been Thinking (Society's Child) Janis Ian 2:44
306
I'm Going To Get My Baby Out Of Jail Len Chandler and Bernice Johnson Reagon 5:03
307
The Ballad Of Martin Luther King Mike Millius 2:57
308
Carry It On The Broadside Singers with Len Chandler 3:17
309
Birmingham Sunday Richard Fariña 4:01
310
The Migrant's Song Danny Valdez and Augustin Lira 5:08
311
El Picket Sign El Teatro Campesino 3:15
312
La Lucha Continuará Danny and Judy Rose-Redwood 5:26
313
Contra La Por (Against Fear) Raimon 1:55
314
Mrs. Clara Sullivan's Letter Pete Seeger 2:23
315
If It Wasn't For The Union Matt McGinn 2:57
316
More Good Men Going Down The Broadside Singers with David Blue 3:00
317
Sundown Sis Cunningham 5:56
318
My Oklahoma Home (It Blowed Away) Sis Cunningham 5:01
319
Draglines Deborah Silverstein & The New Harmony Sisterhood Band 3:22
320
My Father's Mansion's Many Rooms Pete Seeger 2:05
401
Pinkville Helicopter Thom Parrott 3:50
402
Hell No, I Ain't Gonna Go Matt Jones and Elaine Laron 3:28
403
We Seek No Wider War Phil Ochs 4:19
404
Waist Deep In The Big Muddy Pete Seeger 3:03
405
Vietnam Paul Kaplan 5:45
406
Hole In The Ground Thom Parrott 3:53
407
To Be A Killer Wes Houston 1:51
408
New York J-D Blues Pete Seeger 6:00
409
Little Boxes Malvina Reynolds 2:11
410
Not Enough To Live On But A Little Too Much To Die Mike Millius 2:21
411
The Faucets Are Dripping Malvina Reynolds 3:51
412
Bizzness Ain't Dead The New World Singers 2:31
413
Business Pete Seeger 2:07
414
Legal-Illegal Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 4:10
415
Brown Water And Blood Jeff Ampolsk 3:50
416
The Aberfan Coal Tip Tragedy Thom Parrott 5:11
417
Lafayette Lucinda Williams 3:48
418
The Ballad Of Earl Durand Charlie Brown 7:23
419
Plastic Jesus Ernie Marrs, Bud Foote, Eleanor Walden, and Danny Smith (The Dixie Devils) 3:40
501
Burn, Baby, Burn Jimmy Collier and Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick 4:16
502
The Cities Are Burning Jimmy Collier and Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick 3:45
503
Nothing But His Blood Jimmy Collier and Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick 2:56
504
You're Just A Laughing Fool Jimmy Collier and Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick 3:26
505
Time Is Running Out Wendy Smith 2:56
506
But If I Ask Them Sis Cunningham 4:49
507
Ragamuffin Minstrel Boy Sammy Walker 2:47
508
Changes Phil Ochs 4:19
509
Bound For Glory Sammy Walker and Phil Ochs 4:06
510
Victor Jara Arlo Guthrie 4:20
511
We Will Never Give Up Kristin Lems 3:49
512
Inez Bev Grant and the Human Condition 3:00
513
Gonna Be An Engineer Peggy Seeger 4:32
514
Don't Talk To Strangers Chris Gaylord 7:34
515
Catcher In The Rye Sammy Walker 4:40
516
The Time Will Come Elaine White 4:51

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