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Presidential Campaign Songs, 1789-1996

Presidential Campaign Songs, 1789-1996

"Attack ads," "character assassinations," and "spin doctors" are not new in American Presidential campaigns. Before radio and television, campaign songs were written and published to transmit similar ideas and influence voters. This collection includes one song from the campaign of every President, from George Washington to William Clinton performed by folk singer Oscar Brand and recorded in 1998. Set to marches and popular tunes, accompanied by banjo, guitar, percussion, and wind, these songs present some of the enduring themes of American political campaigns and the events that have influenced them. Includes "Follow Washington," "Jefferson and Liberty," "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too," "Lincoln and Liberty," "Grant, Grant, Grant," "Roosevelt the Cry," "I'm Just Wild About Harry," "Buckle Down With Nixon," "California Here We Come," "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow" and 33 others. For ages 9 and up. 69 minutes. Extensive liner notes. "One of the most thoroughly unique folk records released in 1999, Presidential Campaign Songs is also a thorough and unique look at America's political history. An important and well-crafted historical document, Presidential Campaigning Songs educates and entertains in equal measure." —Heather Phares, All Music Guide

Track Listing

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Free Elections Oscar Brand 0:29
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Follow Washington (George Washington) Oscar Brand 1:03
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Adams and Liberty (John Adams) Oscar Brand 1:38
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For Jefferson and Liberty (Thomas Jefferson) Oscar Brand 1:53
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Huzzah for Madison, Huzzah (James Madison) Oscar Brand 1:25
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Monroe is the Man (James Monroe) Oscar Brand 1:31
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Little Know Ye Who's Coming (John Quincy Adams) Oscar Brand 2:00
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Jackson and Kentucky (Andrew Jackson) Oscar Brand 2:12
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Rockabye, Baby (Martin Van Buren) Oscar Brand 1:26
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The Harrison Yankee Doodle (William Henry Harrison) Oscar Brand 1:14
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Tippacanoe and Tyler, Too (John Tyler) Oscar Brand 1:17
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Jimmy Polk of Tennessee (James Polk) Oscar Brand 1:40
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Rumadum Dum (Zachary Taylor) Oscar Brand 1:21
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The Union Wagon (Millard Fillmore) Oscar Brand 1:44
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Pierce and King (Franklin Pierce) Oscar Brand 1:38
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Buchanan and John Breckenridge (James Buchanan) Oscar Brand 1:14
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Lincoln and Liberty (Abraham Lincoln) Oscar Brand 2:12
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Just Before Election, Andy (Andrew Johnson) Oscar Brand 1:44
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Grant, Grant, Grant (Ulysses S. Grant) Oscar Brand 1:28
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For Hayes and Wheeler, Too (Rutherford B. Hayes) Oscar Brand 1:22
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If the Johnnies Get Into Power Again (James A. Garfield) Oscar Brand 1:47
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Democrats, Good Democrats (Grover Cleveland) Oscar Brand 1:40
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He's All Right (Benjamin Harrison) Oscar Brand 1:23
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Marching with McKinley (William McKinley) Oscar Brand 2:06
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Roosevelt the Cry (Theodore Roosevelt) Oscar Brand 1:17
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Get on a Raft with Taft (William H. Taft) Oscar Brand 1:37
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Wilson, That's All (Woodrow Wilson) Oscar Brand 1:53
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Harding, You're the Man for Us (Warren Harding) Oscar Brand 1:23
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Keep Cool and Keep Coolidge (Calvin Coolidge) Oscar Brand 2:20
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If He's Good Enough for Lindy (Herbert Hoover) Oscar Brand 1:38
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Franklin D. Roosevelt's Back Again (Franklin Delano Roosevel t) Oscar Brand 1:52
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I'm Just Wild About Harry (Harry S. Truman) Oscar Brand 0:50
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I Like Ike (Dwight Eisenhower) Oscar Brand 0:43
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Marching Down to Washington (John Kennedy) Oscar Brand 1:06
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Hello, Lyndon (Lyndon Johnson) Oscar Brand 1:05
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Buckle Down with Nixon (Richard Nixon) Oscar Brand 1:19
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I'm Feeling Good About America (Gerald Ford) Oscar Brand 1:24
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Why Not the Best? (Jimmy Carter) Oscar Brand 2:30
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California, Here We Come (Ronald Reagan) Oscar Brand 0:39
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This Land is Your Land (George Bush) Oscar Brand 1:31
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Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow (William Clinton) Oscar Brand 2:21
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The Same Merry Go-Round Oscar Brand 1:45
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Song of the Presidents Oscar Brand 4:26
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