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Hot Blast: Contemporary Songs Written and Sung by Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColl

Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger
Hot Blast: Contemporary Songs Written and Sung by Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColl

Political themes run powerfully through this 1978 recording, written and performed by husband and wife Ewan MacColl (1915–1989) and Peggy Seeger (b. 1935). Songs cover apartheid, domestic abuse, and worker's rights. MacColl and Seeger point out that writing and singing political songs is an age-old tradition, and they hope that the songs on this album will be useful weapons in the arsenal of those who are "against the brutal exploitation of the working-class, against the senseless waste of human and natural resources and against the pernicious disease of racism." Liner notes include song lyrics for each of the tracks.

Track Listing

101
Blast Against Blackguards Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 4:09
102
The Tenant Farmer Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:35
103
The Pay-Up Song Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 5:01
104
Emily Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 5:38
105
Cut-Price Hero Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:15
106
You and I Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:05
107
Legal Illegal Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 4:13
201
The Invader Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 5:27
202
Father's Song Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:23
203
White Wind Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 18:37

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