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Broadside Ballads, Vol. 5: Time is Running Out

Various Artists
Broadside Ballads, Vol. 5: Time is Running Out

Recorded during the height of anti-war protests in America, this 14-track collection focuses on the issues of civil rights and the Vietnam War. Contributing songs and performances are Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick ("Good Morning, Mr. Hudson," "Farewell, Mr. Charlie," and "Nothin' But His Blood"), Wesley Houston ("Elijah Good" and "To Be a Killer"), Mike Millius ("Not Enough to Live On," "Hey, Mr. Rockefeller," and "The Ballad of Martin Luther King"), Jimmy Collier ("The Pickaxe and a Stone"), Tom Parrott ("Pinkville Helicopter"), and a performance of "Hell No, I Ain't Gonna Go" by Matthew Jones complete with a horn section. This last performance was perhaps influenced by the musical Hair. Liner notes accompany the recording.

Track Listing

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Time is Running Out Wendy Smith 3:00
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Good Mornin' Brother Hudson Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick 2:30
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Not Enough To Live On Mike Millius 2:22
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Hey, Mr. Rockefeller Mike Millius 2:32
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Farewell, Mr. Charlie Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick 3:28
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Ballad of Martin Luther King Mike Millius 2:58
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Backstreets of Downtown Augusta Anne Romaine 4:23
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Nothin' But His Blood Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick 3:00
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We Shall Be Free Together Roland Mousaa 4:50
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To Be a Killer Wesley Houston 1:55
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Elijah Good Wesley Houston 5:27
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Pinkville Helicopter Tom Parrott 3:52
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Hell No, I Aint Gonna Go! Matthew Jones and Elaine Laron 3:29
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A Pickaxe and a Stone Jimmy Collier 6:07
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