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Al Tocar Diana: At the Break of Dawn: Songs From a Franco Prison

Al Tocar Diana: At the Break of Dawn: Songs From a Franco Prison

In 1937, Max Parker joined the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in support of forces loyal to the Republican government of Spain during the Spanish Civil War. He was captured by fascist forces supporting Generalissimo Franco and detained with other American, English, and Latin American prisoners of war at San Pedro de Cardena. This album records his remembrances of his time in the prison and the songs the prisoners sang to keep their spirits up. Parker and wife Mary provide the narrative that accompanies many of the songs. Songs are sung by Parker in Spanish, English, Russian, Hebrew, and Yiddish. The recording includes a facsimile of the original 73-page liner notes.

Track Listing

101
Asturias Max Parker 1:32
102
1982 Max Parker 1:36
103
Jarama Song Max Parker 1:35
104
Narrative: Recently on TV Max Parker 0:58
105
Narrative: Feb. 1937 Max Parker 1:31
106
Song of the American Consul Max Parker 2:25
107
Narrative: The First Transport Regiment Max Parker 0:50
108
Mañana Song Max Parker 1:24
109
My Truck and I Max Parker 4:12
110
San Pedro de Cardena Max Parker 1:22
111
Al Tocar Diana Max Parker 2:31
112
Where is the House Max Parker 0:56
113
Ya No Me Vengas Max Parker 2:53
114
Tú Que Brillas Max Parker 2:43
201
Pescador Diana Max Parker 1:48
202
Las Campanas Max Parker 3:18
203
Desde Cádiz Max Parker 4:18
204
Qué Será Max Parker 2:04
205
Un Inglés Max Parker 1:52
206
Stardust Max Parker 2:16
207
El Pastor y El Lechuguino Max Parker 2:33
208
Narrative: Frank Ryan Max Parker 0:43
209
Connolly Column Song Max Parker 0:38
210
Christmas 1938 Max Parker 0:59
211
Evening Chimes Max Parker 1:29
212
War's End and Prison Release Max Parker 0:28
213
Narrative: Raisins / Almonds Max Parker 1:53
214
Rozhinkes Mit Mandlen Max Parker 1:45

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