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Call of Freedom

Various Artists
Call of Freedom

During the Civil Rights Movement in the early 1960s, sixth-grade students at Woodmere Elementary School in Woodmere, NY, recorded a collection of freedom songs and readings from America and foreign lands. Among the tracks are the civil rights anthem “We Shall Overcome,” the American national anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner,” a recitation of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, the Free French Partisan song from World War II, and the “Finjan” (Israeli song of independence from the 1948 Arab-Israeli War). The liner notes, introduced by Folkways Records founder Moses Asch, provide song lyrics and the script of the dramatic readings.

Track Listing

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We Shall Overcome n/a 3:08
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102
Oh Mary n/a 3:33
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103
No More Auction Block n/a 1:43
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The Gettysburg Address n/a 4:35
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Oh Freedom n/a 1:26
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The Ink is Black n/a 2:18
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We Shall Overcome n/a 1:28
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We Shall Overcome n/a 1:39
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202
Yankee Doodle n/a 1:36
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203
Wearing of the Green n/a 1:56
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204
Star Spangled Banner n/a 1:40
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205
Happiness Song (American Indian) n/a 1:09
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206
French Partisan Song (FFI) n/a 1:29
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207
Israeli War of Independence Song n/a 2:36
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208
Algerian Freedom Song (FLN) n/a 2:15
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209
Somalian Freedom Song, Alankan n/a 1:53
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210
Somalian Freedom Song, Dulkaga n/a 2:36
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211
Angola Freedom Song n/a 1:00
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212
Angola Soldiers Song n/a 1:18
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