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Broadside Ballads, Vol. 9: Sundown

Broadside Ballads, Vol. 9: Sundown

Singer-songwriter, political activist, and Broadside magazine editor Agnes "Sis" Cunningham (1909–2004) offers a collection of Americana folk ballads highlighting the hardships of Midwesterners during the Great Depression and subsequent Dust Bowl of the 1930s. This recording is the only known solo album by Cunningham. Many of the songs were written by Cunningham, including several collaborations with fellow folk performer and Broadside artist Mark Cohen. Traditional folk songs, "In the Merry Month of May" (featuring Cohen on guitar), "Wild Ripping Waters," and "Jay Gould’s Daughter" are included in this set. "Great Dust Storm," written by Woody Guthrie, closes the recording. Song lyrics are provided in the liner notes.

Track Listing

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Sundown Sis Cunningham 5:55
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How Can You Keep on Movin' Sis Cunningham 3:34
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Evicted Tenant Sis Cunningham 3:05
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Oil Derrick by West Tulsa Sis Cunningham 4:31
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Mister Congressman Sis Cunningham 3:15
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No More Store Bought Teeth Sis Cunningham 1:15
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Strange Things Happenin' Sis Cunningham 2:16
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In the Merry Month of May Sis Cunningham 3:48
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Wild Rippling Waters Sis Cunningham 4:02
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My Oklahoma Home Sis Cunningham 4:40
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Jay Gould's Daughter Sis Cunningham 3:37
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Send Word to the Pilot Sis Cunningham 3:35
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Fayette County Sis Cunningham 3:40
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But If I Ask Them Sis Cunningham 5:01
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Great Dust Storm Sis Cunningham 3:45
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