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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

101
We Shall Overcome n/a 3:08
102
Oh Mary n/a 3:33
103
No More Auction Block n/a 1:43
104
The Gettysburg Address n/a 4:35
105
Oh Freedom n/a 1:26
106
The Ink is Black n/a 2:18
107
We Shall Overcome n/a 1:28
201
We Shall Overcome n/a 1:39
202
Yankee Doodle n/a 1:36
203
Wearing of the Green n/a 1:56
204
Star Spangled Banner n/a 1:40
205
Happiness Song (American Indian) n/a 1:09
206
French Partisan Song (FFI) n/a 1:29
207
Israeli War of Independence Song n/a 2:36
208
Algerian Freedom Song (FLN) n/a 2:15
209
Somalian Freedom Song, Alankan n/a 1:53
210
Somalian Freedom Song, Dulkaga n/a 2:36
211
Angola Freedom Song n/a 1:00
212
Angola Soldiers Song n/a 1:18

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