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Classic Protest Songs from Smithsonian Folkways

Various Artists
Classic Protest Songs from Smithsonian Folkways

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, and other struggles to air their grievances. Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Janis Ian, Big Bill Broonzy, Pete Seeger, Barbara Dane, Guy Carawan, Phil Ochs, and other marquee artists let their voices ring out with calls for peace and justice. 71 mins, 22 tracks, 32 page booklet.

RELATED LESSON PLAN
"Protest Songs: A Musical Introduction"


Track Listing

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Freedom Now Chant Mass-meeting participants in Hattiesburg, Mississippi 0:26
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102
Jesus Christ Woody Guthrie 2:37
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103
Bourgeois Blues Lead Belly 2:18
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104
Black, Brown, and White Bill Broonzy 2:42
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105
Baby, I’ve Been Thinking (aka Society’s Child) Janis Ian 2:41
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106
Blowin' in the Wind The New World Singers 2:28
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107
This Land Is Your Land Steve Forbert, Jack Hardy, Jill Burkee, and Mark Dann 4:39
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108
Turn, Turn, Turn Liz Getz 3:04
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109
As Long as the Grass Shall Grow Peter La Farge 5:07
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110
Talking Pay TV Phil Ochs 2:34
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111
Masters of War The Bergerfolk 4:07
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112
Waist Deep in the Big Muddy Pete Seeger 2:57
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113
Agent Orange Song Peggy Seeger 3:51
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114
Strange Fruit Brother John Sellers 2:20
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115
How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live The New Lost City Ramblers 3:34
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116
I’m Going to Write the Governor of Georgia Champion Jack Dupree 3:13
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117
When We Make It Through Barbara Dane 5:25
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118
Evicted Tenant Sis Cunningham 2:06
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119
Corrido de César Chávez Los Perros del Pueblo Nuevo 3:02
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120
Gone, Gone, Gone Red Shadow, the Economic Rock and Roll Band 2:14
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121
Spirits of the Revolution Larry Estridge 5:09
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122
We Shall Overcome Guy Carawan 3:40

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