Songs for Political Action: Folk Music, Topical Songs and the American Lef

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Leave it to Bear Family Records to release a ten-disc collection of Communist and leftist-activist songs that only a dyed-in-the-wool Republican can afford! However, there's a lot of stuff on these discs -- songs about lynchings, anti-union murders and riots, and other injustices, including wretched working conditions permitted by earlier governments, et cetera. There's folk material, of course, but also cowboy songs, country songs, blues and country-blues. These ten CDs also tear down the stereotype of the dry and doctrinaire political song. Highlights include Disc One "The Roots of the Folk Revival," which is primarily given over to the oldest union songs and farm-related ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Leave it to Bear Family Records to release a ten-disc collection of Communist and leftist-activist songs that only a dyed-in-the-wool Republican can afford! However, there's a lot of stuff on these discs -- songs about lynchings, anti-union murders and riots, and other injustices, including wretched working conditions permitted by earlier governments, et cetera. There's folk material, of course, but also cowboy songs, country songs, blues and country-blues. These ten CDs also tear down the stereotype of the dry and doctrinaire political song. Highlights include Disc One "The Roots of the Folk Revival," which is primarily given over to the oldest union songs and farm-related protest songs. Disc Three is given over to the Almanac Singers; this body of work was recorded when the official Communist Party line to which they adhered was non-aggression against Nazi Germany. Some of the music on Disc Four "Fighting the Fascists" was surprisingly complex, given the spartan conditions under which a lot of it was done. Disc Seven "Pete Seeger: 1946-48" is mostly made up of Seeger's masterpieces Roll the Union On and Songs for Political Action. Disc Nine "Campaign Songs: 1944-1949" represents the last significant cohesive body of topical political songs to come from the American left. By the time of Disc Ten "An Era Closes", the Left couldn't do more than snipe at the reactionaries setting the agenda and the passive moderates who stood by. The sound quality on most of the material in this set is astonishingly good and the ten discs are accompanied by an over-200-page hardcover book featuring historical and musical essays, photographs, session information and lyrics -- one of the finest documents of the relationship between music and politics of the period that has ever been published.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/16/1996
  • Label: Bear Family
  • UPC: 790051157203
  • Catalog Number: 15720

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Boll Weevil - Carl Sandburg (2:38)
  2. 2 Patriotic Diggers - John Allison (2:22)
  3. 3 London Bridge Is Falling Down - Charles Seeger (1:06)
  4. 4 Risselty Rosselty - Charles Seeger (1:07)
  5. 5 Hands - Charles Seeger (0:37)
  6. 6 Old Grey Mare - Charles Seeger (2:42)
  7. 7 Ragged Hungry Blues Part 1 - Aunt Molly Jackson (2:35)
  8. 8 Ragged Hungry Blues Part 2 - Aunt Molly Jackson (2:56)
  9. 9 I'm Going To Organise Baby Mine - Sarah Ogan Gunning (1:21)
  10. 10 I Don't Want Your Millions Mister - Tillman Cadle (1:40)
  11. 11 Raggedy Raggedy - John Handcox (1:32)
  12. 12 No More Mourning - John Handcox (1:07)
  13. 13 Join the Union Tonight - John Handcox (0:45)
  14. 14 We're Going to Roll the Union On - John Handcox (1:00)
  15. 15 There Is Mean Things Happening in This Land - John Handcox (0:48)
  16. 16 Farmer's Letter to the President - Bobby Miller (2:58)
  17. 17 Farm Relief Blues - Bob Miller (2:56)
  18. 18 11 Cent Cotton 40 Cent Meat - Bob's Boys (Bob Miller) (2:55)
  19. 19 The Hootenanny Song - Miller's Bullfrog Entertainers (3:14)
  20. 20 Bank Failures - Bob Ferguson And His Scalawaggers (3:17)
  21. 21 The Rich Man and the Poor Man - Bob Miller (2:58)
  22. 22 The Poor Forgotten Man - Bobby Miller (2:45)
  23. 23 The Soup Song - New Singers (2:34)
  24. 24 The Internationale - New Singers (2:15)
  25. 25 Rise Up - New Singers (2:24)
  26. 26 United Front - New Singers (1:55)
  27. 27 Forward We've Not Forgotten - New Singers (2:12)
  28. 28 In Praise of Learning - New Singers (1:46)
  29. 29 On the Picket Line - Manhattan Chorus (2:56)
  30. 30 Hold the Fort - Manhattan Chorus (3:05)
  31. 31 Casey Jones - Manhattan Chorus (3:01)
  32. 32 Sit Down - Manhattan Chorus (1:55)
  33. 33 Write Me Out My Union Card - Manhattan Chorus (1:32)
  34. 34 We Shall Not Be Moved - Manhattan Chorus (1:42)
  35. 35 Join the Union - Manhattan Chorus (1:46)
  36. 36 Solidarity Forever - Manhattan Chorus (2:46)
  37. 37 Strange Funeral In Braddock - Baumann & Siegmeister
  38. 38 Abraham Lincoln - Earl Robinson
  39. 39 Joe Hill - Earl Robinson
  40. 40 Spring Song - Earl Robinson
  41. 41 Old Chisholm Trail - Tony Kraber
  42. 42 Old Paint (The Horse With The Union Label) - Saul Aarons
  43. 43 Capitalistic Boss - Saul Aarons
  44. 44 Little Theater On The Left - Harrison Dowd
  45. 45 Little Theater On The Right - Harrison Dowd
  46. 46 Nine Foot Shovel - Josh White
  47. 47 Chain Gang Bound - Josh White
  48. 48 Trouble - Josh White
  49. 49 Goin' Home Boys - Josh White
  50. 50 Cryin' Who Cryin' You - Josh White
  51. 51 Told My Captain - Josh White
  52. 52 Jerry - Josh White
  53. 53 Southern Exposure - Josh White
  54. 54 Uncle Sam Says - Josh White
  55. 55 Jim Crow Train - Josh White
  56. 56 Bad Housing Blues - Josh White
  57. 57 Hard Time Blues - Josh White
  58. 58 Defense Factory Blues - Josh White
  59. 59 Strange Death Of John Doe - Almanac Singers
  60. 60 Billy Boy - Almanac Singers
  61. 61 C For Conscription - Almanac Singers
  62. 62 Washington Breakdown - Almanac Singers
  63. 63 Lisa Jane - Almanac Singers
  64. 64 Ballad Of October 16th - Almanac Singers
  65. 65 Plow Under - Almanac Singers
  66. 66 Talking Union - Almanac Singers
  67. 67 Union Train - Almanac Singers
  68. 68 Which Side Are You On - Almanac Singers
  69. 69 Get Thee Behind Me Satan - Almanac Singers
  70. 70 Union Maid - Almanac Singers
  71. 71 All I Want - Almanac Singers
  72. 72 Songs For Bridges - Almanac Singers
  73. 73 Babe O' Mine - Woody Guthrie
  74. 74 Blow Ye Winds Heigh Ho - Almanac Singers
  75. 75 Haul Away Joe - Almanac Singers
  76. 76 Blow The Man Down - Almanac Singers
  77. 77 Golden Vanity - Almanac Singers
  78. 78 Away Rio - Almanac Singers
  79. 79 Coast Of High Barbary - Almanac Singers
  80. 80 Greenland Fishing - Almanac Singers
  81. 81 Dodger Song - Almanac Singers
  82. 82 Ground Hog - Almanac Singers
  83. 83 State Of Arkansas - Almanac Singers
  84. 84 Hard Ain't It Hard - Almanac Singers
  85. 85 I Ride An Old Paint - Almanac Singers
  86. 86 House Of The Rising Sun - Almanac Singers
  87. 87 Weaver's Song - Almanac Singers
  88. 88 Dear Mr President - Almanac Singers
  89. 89 Belt Line Girl - Almanac Singers
  90. 90 Round Round Hitler's Grave - Almanac Singers
  91. 91 Side By Side - Almanac Singers
  92. 92 Deliver The Goods - Almanac Singers
  93. 93 Reuben James - Almanac Singers
  94. 94 Boomtown Bill - Almanac Singers
  95. 95 Keep The Oil A Rollin' - Almanac Singers
  96. 96 I'm Looking For A Home - The Priority Ramblers
  97. 97 Amsterdam Maid - The Priority Ramblers
  98. 98 Song Of The Free - The Priority Ramblers
  99. 99 In Washington - The Priority Ramblers
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Strange Funeral in Braddock - Mordecai Bauman (7:11)
  2. 2 Abraham Lincoln, Pt. 1 & 2 - Earl Robinson (5:21)
  3. 3 Joe Hill - Earl Robinson (2:35)
  4. 4 Spring Song - Paul Robeson (3:38)
  5. 5 The Old Chisholm Trail - Tony Kraber (3:01)
  6. 6 Old Paint (The Horse with the Union Label) - Saul Aarons (3:10)
  7. 7 Capitalistic Boss, Pt. 1 & 2 - Saul Aarons (7:01)
  8. 8 Little Theater on the Right - Harrison Dowd (2:32)
  9. 9 Little Theater on the Left - Harrison Dowd (2:44)
  10. 10 Nine Foot Shovel - Josh White (2:42)
  11. 11 Chain Gang Boun' - Josh White (3:01)
  12. 12 Trouble - Josh White (3:22)
  13. 13 Goin' Home Boys - Josh White (2:55)
  14. 14 Cryin' Who? Cryin' You!, Pt. 1 & 2 - Josh White (5:47)
  15. 15 Told My Captain - Josh White (3:20)
  16. 16 Jerry - Josh White (2:48)
  17. 17 Southern Exposure - Josh White (3:09)
  18. 18 Uncle Sam Says - Josh White (2:41)
  19. 19 Jim Crow Train - Josh White (3:06)
  20. 20 Bad Housing Blues - Josh White (2:36)
  21. 21 Hard Time Blues - Josh White (2:46)
  22. 22 Defense Factory Blues - Josh White (2:41)
Disc 3
  1. 1 The Strange Death of John Doe - Almanac Singers (1:26)
  2. 2 Billy Boy - Almanac Singers (2:19)
  3. 3 C for Conscription - Almanac Singers (1:31)
  4. 4 Washington Breakdown - Almanac Singers (1:31)
  5. 5 Lisa Jane - Almanac Singers (2:42)
  6. 6 Ballad of October 16th - Almanac Singers (2:44)
  7. 7 Plow Under - Almanac Singers (2:24)
  8. 8 Talking Union - Almanac Singers (2:59)
  9. 9 Union Train - Almanac Singers (2:21)
  10. 10 Which Side Are You On? - Almanac Singers (2:08)
  11. 11 Get Thee Behind Me Satan - Almanac Singers (2:37)
  12. 12 Union Maid - Almanac Singers (2:12)
  13. 13 All I Want - Almanac Singers (3:00)
  14. 14 Songs for Bridges - Almanac Singers (3:09)
  15. 15 Babe O'Mine - Woody Guthrie (2:45)
  16. 16 Blow Ye Winds, Heigh Ho - Almanac Singers (2:46)
  17. 17 Haul Away Joe - Almanac Singers (3:14)
  18. 18 Blow the Man Down - Almanac Singers (2:35)
  19. 19 The Golden Vanity - Almanac Singers (3:05)
  20. 20 Away Rio - Almanac Singers (2:24)
  21. 21 The Coast of High Barbary - Almanac Singers (2:33)
  22. 22 Greenland Fishing - Almanac Singers (2:52)
  23. 23 The Dodger Song - Almanac Singers (2:38)
  24. 24 Ground Hog - Almanac Singers (2:39)
  25. 25 State of Arkansas - Almanac Singers (2:46)
  26. 26 Hard, Ain't It Hard - Almanac Singers (2:36)
  27. 27 I Ride an Old Paint - Almanac Singers (2:36)
  28. 28 House of the Rising Sun - Almanac Singers (2:56)
  29. 29 The Weaver's Song - Almanac Singers (2:37)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Dear Mr. President - Almanac Singers (2:50)
  2. 2 Belt Line Girl - Almanac Singers (2:20)
  3. 3 Round and Round Hitler's Grave - Almanac Singers (2:50)
  4. 4 Side by Side - Almanac Singers (2:34)
  5. 5 Deliver the Goods - Almanac Singers (2:26)
  6. 6 Reuben James - Almanac Singers (3:08)
  7. 7 Boomtown Bill - Almanac Singers (3:10)
  8. 8 Keep That Oil A-Rollin' - Almanac Singers (2:46)
  9. 9 I'm Looking for a Home (Housing Song) - The Priority Ramblers (2:18)
  10. 10 Amsterdam Maid - The Priority Ramblers (2:54)
  11. 11 Song of the Free - The Priority Ramblers (2:01)
  12. 12 In Washington - The Priority Ramblers (2:57)
  13. 13 Overtime Pay - The Priority Ramblers (2:28)
  14. 14 Quinte Brigada - Pete Seeger (2:47)
  15. 15 Jarama Valley - Baldwin Hawes (2:47)
  16. 16 Spanish Marching Song - Baldwin Hawes (2:38)
  17. 17 Cook House/The Young Man from Alcala - Baldwin Hawes (2:39)
  18. 18 Quinte Regimento - Baldwin Hawes (2:20)
  19. 19 Quarter Master Song - Baldwin Hawes (2:03)
  20. 20 Little Man on a Fence - Union Boys (2:32)
  21. 21 Jim Crow - Union Boys (2:49)
  22. 22 You Better Get Ready - Union Boys (2:32)
  23. 23 Hold the Fort/We Shall Not Be Moved - Union Boys (3:01)
  24. 24 U.A.W. -C.I.O. - Union Boys (2:06)
  25. 25 Hold On - Union Boys (2:14)
  26. 26 Solidarity Forever - Union Boys (2:53)
  27. 27 A Dollar Ain't a Dollar Anymore - Union Boys (2:48)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Horace Greeley - Earl Robinson (3:06)
  2. 2 Kevin Barry - Earl Robinson (2:44)
  3. 3 The House I Live In - Earl Robinson (3:08)
  4. 4 A Man's a Man for A' That - Earl Robinson (2:24)
  5. 5 Drill, Ye Tarriers, Drill - Earl Robinson (2:45)
  6. 6 The Frozen Logger - Earl Robinson (2:32)
  7. 7 Jefferson and Liberty - Earl Robinson (2:43)
  8. 8 Sweet Betsy from Pike/Dirty Miner - Earl Robinson (3:07)
  9. 9 Grand Coolee Dam - Earl Robinson (2:58)
  10. 10 Free and Equal Blues, Pt. 1 & 2 - Arthur "Dooley" Wilson (5:08)
  11. 11 The Century of the Common Man - Sir Lancelot (3:04)
  12. 12 I'm a Native American Nazi - Vern Partlow (3:02)
  13. 13 Join the U.A.W. -C.I.O. - Vern Partlow (2:36)
  14. 14 Keeping Score for '44 - Vern Partlow (2:22)
  15. 15 The U.A.W. Train - Vern Partlow (2:28)
  16. 16 Susan's in the Union - Vern Partlow (2:32)
  17. 17 The Rollback Blues - Vern Partlow (2:18)
  18. 18 Mama Don't Allow - Vern Partlow (2:06)
  19. 19 Farmer-Labor Train - Woody Guthrie (2:52)
  20. 20 So Long (It's Been Good to Know Yuh) - Woody Guthrie (2:47)
  21. 21 Talking Sailor Blues - Woody Guthrie (3:05)
  22. 22 Sally Don't You Grieve - Woody Guthrie (2:24)
  23. 23 Citizen C.I.O. - Tom Glazer (2:30)
  24. 24 No More Blues - Josh White (2:50)
  25. 25 We've Got a Plan - Tom Glazer (2:35)
  26. 26 Social Worker's Talking Blues - Tom Glazer (2:32)
  27. 27 I'm Gonna Put My Name Down - Tom Glazer (3:03)
  28. 28 Freedom Road - Josh White (2:18)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Landlord - Josh White (2:40)
  2. 2 Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier - Josh White (2:43)
  3. 3 Beloved Comrade - Josh White (2:48)
  4. 4 The Man Who Couldn't Walk Around - Josh White (3:04)
  5. 5 I'm the Guy - Josh White (1:31)
  6. 6 Little Man Sitting on a Fence - Josh White (2:44)
  7. 7 When the Country Is Broke - Tom Glazer (0:45)
  8. 8 Money in the Pocket - Tom Glazer (1:50)
  9. 9 Our Fight Is Yours - Tom Glazer (2:11)
  10. 10 Moses Green - Lee Hays (2:48)
  11. 11 The Rankin Tree - Lee Hays (1:55)
  12. 12 Talking Bilbo - Lee Hays (2:22)
  13. 13 This Old World - Lee Hays (3:19)
  14. 14 No. 1 Stooge - Bob Claiborne (2:15)
  15. 15 Song of My Hands - Bernie Asbel (3:12)
  16. 16 Mad as I Can Be - Bernie Asbel (1:56)
  17. 17 Jackie Robinson - Lord Invader (2:39)
  18. 18 High Price Blues - Brownie McGhee (2:46)
  19. 19 Black, Brown and White - Brownie McGhee (2:38)
  20. 20 Nix on Mundt/Nixon - Anna Beyer (2:26)
  21. 21 The Daily Worker's Song - George Levine (1:48)
  22. 22 Taft-Hartley Blues (2:45)
  23. 23 Parnell Thomas Blues - Agnes "Sis" Cunningham (4:04)
  24. 24 Turn Me Loose - Malvina Reynolds (1:13)
  25. 25 Snowball - Berries (1:39)
  26. 26 Swingin' on a Scab - Berries (2:37)
  27. 27 On to Sacramento - Mario Casetta (2:09)
  28. 28 Atomic Talking Blues - Vern Partlow (3:44)
  29. 29 Newspapermen Meet Such Interesting People - Vern Partlow (3:42)
  30. 30 Passing Through - Dick Blakeslee (1:50)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Listen Mr. Bilbo - Kleinman (2:40)
  2. 2 Joe Hill - Wood (2:42)
  3. 3 O.P.A. Shout - Bob Claiborne (2:10)
  4. 4 Voting Union - Wood (1:46)
  5. 5 Get out the Vote - Wood (0:54)
  6. 6 A Dollar Ain't a Dollar Anymore - Wood (2:22)
  7. 7 A Dollar for P.A.C. - Wood (0:54)
  8. 8 Oh, What Congress Done to Me - Wood (1:12)
  9. 9 Four P.A.C. Nursery Rhymes - Wood (1:44)
  10. 10 D.D.T. - Wood (1:25)
  11. 11 Fare Ye Well, Bad Congressman - Wood (0:53)
  12. 12 No, No, No Discrimination - Wood (1:23)
  13. 13 Voter, Oh Voter - Wood (3:26)
  14. 14 Intro/Commonwealth of Toil - Wood (2:52)
  15. 15 We've Got Our Eyes on You - Wood (3:06)
  16. 16 Talking Union - Wood (2:56)
  17. 17 The Preacher and the Slave - Wood (2:36)
  18. 18 Which Side Are You On - Wood (3:34)
  19. 19 Solidarity Forever - Wood (3:59)
  20. 20 The Whole Wide World Around - Wood (3:04)
  21. 21 Hold the Fort/Conclusion - Wood (2:33)
  22. 22 Talking P.A.C. - Pete Seeger (2:08)
  23. 23 Conversation with a Mule - Pete Seeger (1:42)
  24. 24 The Farmer Is the Man - Pete Seeger (1:14)
  25. 25 Join the Farmer's Union - Pete Seeger (2:52)
  26. 26 Talking Atom - Vern Partlow (3:10)
  27. 27 Newspapermen Meet Such Interesting People - Pete Seeger (0:53)
  28. 28 Skillet Good and Greasy - Pete Seeger (2:08)
  29. 29 T for Texas (Blue Yodel No. 1) - Pete Seeger (2:39)
  30. 30 Cumberland Mountain Bear Chase - Pete Seeger (2:39)
Disc 8
  1. 1 Walk in Peace, Pt.1 - Sir Lancelot (2:41)
  2. 2 Walk in Peace, Pt.2 - Sir Lancelot (2:36)
  3. 3 Atomic Energy - Sir Lancelot (2:45)
  4. 4 Old Lady with a Rolling Pin - Sir Lancelot (2:44)
  5. 5 Red Boogie - Sonny Vale (3:13)
  6. 6 Unity Rhumba - Sonny Vale (2:50)
  7. 7 Elephant and the Ass - Sonny Vale (2:31)
  8. 8 Hungry Rhapsody - Sonny Vale (3:14)
  9. 9 Housing - Sonny Vale (3:04)
  10. 10 Ballad of F.D.R. - People's Songs Chorus (2:54)
  11. 11 Jim Crow - People's Songs Chorus (2:22)
  12. 12 Mein Shtetele Belz - Berries (3:02)
  13. 13 Zhonkoye - Berries (2:20)
  14. 14 Travelin' - Pete Seeger (1:50)
  15. 15 Black, Brown and White (Blues) - Pete Seeger (2:30)
  16. 16 The Death of Harry Simms - Pete Seeger (1:45)
  17. 17 Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues - Pete Seeger (1:15)
  18. 18 No Irish Need Apply - Pete Seeger (2:26)
  19. 19 Unemployment Compensation Blues - Mario Casetta (3:02)
  20. 20 The Fireship - Betty Sanders (2:58)
  21. 21 Johnny I Hardly Knew You - Betty Sanders (3:02)
  22. 22 The Peekskill Story - The Weavers (6:26)
  23. 23 Wasn't That a Time - The Weavers (2:59)
  24. 24 Dig My Grave - The Weavers (2:30)
  25. 25 Freight Train Blues - The Weavers (2:36)
  26. 26 Love Song Blues - The Weavers (3:24)
  27. 27 If I Had a Hammer - The Weavers (2:17)
Disc 9
  1. 1 We're Keeping Score '44 - Earl Robinson (3:33)
  2. 2 No More Blues - Josh White (0:59)
  3. 3 Lay That Ballot Down, Pt. 1 & 2 - Bill Oliver (2:26)
  4. 4 The Fertilizer Song - Vern Partlow (3:04)
  5. 5 Talking E.T.A. - Vern Partlow (3:00)
  6. 6 Kiss the Boys Goodbye - Vern Partlow (2:37)
  7. 7 Round and Round the Canneries - Vern Partlow (2:18)
  8. 8 My Name Is Cannery Bill - Vern Partlow (3:00)
  9. 9 The Bosses' Gang - Maria Alexander (2:27)
  10. 10 Bye, Bye Bosses - Maria Alexander (2:35)
  11. 11 The New Walls of Jericho (Wallace Fit the Battle of America) - Richard Huey (2:39)
  12. 12 Henry Wallace Is the Man - Royal Harmonaires (2:54)
  13. 13 A Corrido to Wallace and Taylor - Abigail Alvarez (1:35)
  14. 14 Second Corrido to Wallace and Taylor - Abigail Alvarez (1:21)
  15. 15 The Battle Hym of '48 - Paul Robeson (1:38)
  16. 16 The Same Old Merry Go-Round - Michael Loring (1:44)
  17. 17 I've Got a Ballot - Michael Loring (1:32)
  18. 18 Great Day - Michael Loring (1:29)
  19. 19 Wallace Button/Goodbye, Harry - George Levine (1:49)
  20. 20 Henry Wallace - Agnes "Sis" Cunningham (4:12)
  21. 21 We Can Win with Wallace - Bill Oliver (1:23)
  22. 22 Work with Wallace - Malvina Reynolds (2:45)
  23. 23 The Century of the Common Man - Sir Lancelot (1:46)
  24. 24 Wallace Is the Man for Me - Sir Lancelot (2:09)
  25. 25 Yankee Doodle, Tell the Boss - Michael Loring (2:48)
  26. 26 Intro/New York City - The Weavers (2:36)
  27. 27 Marcantaonio for Me - Fred Hellerman (1:02)
  28. 28 Skip to the Polls - Hope Foye (1:11)
  29. 29 Marc Antonio for Mayor - Fred Hellerman (1:03)
  30. 30 Now, Right Now - Laura Duncan (3:02)
  31. 31 We Shall Not Be Moved - The Weavers (1:03)
  32. 32 Oh, Freedom - Hope Foye (2:45)
  33. 33 Ben Davis - Pete Seeger (2:59)
  34. 34 M.T.A. @@Unidentified Vocalist (2:30)
  35. 35 The People's Choice (1:16)
  36. 36 Keep A-Goin' and A-Growin' - Fred Hellerman (1:44)
Disc 10
  1. 1 The Riddle of Thurman Towns - DeCormier (3:28)
  2. 2 Grapes to Pick - Gerald Gallant (2:23)
  3. 3 Medley: I Don't Want to Get Adjusted/Stand up and Be Counted/ We ... - Fred Hellerman (3:31)
  4. 4 Pity the Downtrodden Landlord - Bob Hill (2:24)
  5. 5 If I Had a Hammer - The Weavers (2:01)
  6. 6 Banks of Marble - The Weavers (2:56)
  7. 7 Spring Song - Ernie Lieberman (3:12)
  8. 8 Songs of My Hands - Ernie Lieberman (3:13)
  9. 9 My Old Man - Ernie Lieberman (3:06)
  10. 10 I'm on My Way - Ernie Lieberman (3:05)
  11. 11 In Contempt - Sanders (2:07)
  12. 12 Die Gedanken Sind Frei - Sanders (1:23)
  13. 13 Walk Along Together - Sanders (2:46)
  14. 14 Put My Name Down - Sanders (2:48)
  15. 15 Hold On - Duncan (1:47)
  16. 16 Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel? - Osborne Smith (1:01)
  17. 17 I've Got a Right - Laura Duncan (2:46)
  18. 18 We Shall Overcome - Jewish Young Folk Singers (3:22)
  19. 19 Talking Un-American Blues - Betty Sanders (3:32)
  20. 20 Old Bolshevik Son - Bill Friedland (1:46)
  21. 21 The Cloakmaker's Union - Bill Friedland (0:36)
  22. 22 Land of the Daily Worker - Bill Friedland (0:59)
  23. 23 Our Line's Been Changed Again - Bill Friedland (1:54)
  24. 24 In Old Moscow - Bill Friedland (1:47)
  25. 25 Unite for Unity - Bill Friedland (2:34)
  26. 26 Bill Bailey - Bill Friedland (2:45)
  27. 27 The Last International - Bill Friedland (2:09)
  28. 28 The Giveaway Boys in Washington - Joe Glazer (1:40)
  29. 29 Joe McCarthy's Band - Joe Glazer (2:03)
  30. 30 I've Got to Know - Woody Guthrie (5:34)
  31. 31 This Land Is Your Land - Woody Guthrie (2:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marc Blitzstein Piano
Hanns Eisler Piano
Woody Guthrie Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Burl Ives Guitar, Vocals
Malvina Reynolds Track Performer
Carl Sandburg Track Performer
Pete Seeger Banjo, Recorder, Vocals
The Weavers Track Performer
Josh White Guitar, Vocals
Ruth Crawford Seeger Track Performer
Paul Robeson Track Performer
Osborne Smith Vocals
John Allison Track Performer
Almanac Singers Track Performer
Earl Robinson Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Elie Siegmeister Conductor
Tom Glazer Guitar, Vocals
Aunt Molly Jackson Track Performer
Sarah Ogan Gunning Track Performer
Agnes "Sis" Cunningham Track Performer
Lord Invader Track Performer
Alan Lomax Vocals
Howard Fast Narrator
New Singers Track Performer
Martha Schlamme Vocals
Joe Glazer Track Performer
Jewish Young Folk Singers Track Performer
Sir Lancelot Track Performer
Brownie McGhee Track Performer
Bob Ferguson Track Performer
Sam Gary Vocals
Ronnie Gilbert Vocals
Lee Hays Vocals
Fred Hellerman Guitar, Vocals
Bob Hill Track Performer
Bill Palmer Track Performer
Sonny Terry Harmonica
Charles Seeger Track Performer
Bess Lomax Track Performer
Jerry Silverman Guitar
Hope Foye Vocals
Millard Lampell Vocals
Arthur "Dooley" Wilson Track Performer
Bob Claiborne Track Performer
Arthur Stern Vocals
Union Boys Track Performer
Bill Friedland Track Performer
Technical Credits
Hanns Eisler Liner Notes
Uncle Dave Macon Composer
Jimmie Rodgers Composer
Woody Guthrie Composer, Liner Notes
Pete Seeger Composer, Liner Notes
Barbara Dane Photo Illustration
Vincent Youmans Composer
Earl Robinson Director
Tom Glazer Composer
Aunt Molly Jackson Composer
Agnes "Sis" Cunningham Composer
Alan Lomax Producer
Steve Deutsch Photo Illustration
Milt Gabler Producer
Lee Hays Liner Notes
Harold Leventhal Photo Illustration
Ray Funk Photo Illustration
Phil Wells Song Transcriptions
Rebecca Everett Mastering
Richard Weize Liner Notes, Tape Research
Sylke Holtrop Artwork
Dave Samuelson Liner Notes, Tape Research
Birgit Schneider Artwork
Hope Foye Photo Illustration
Irwin Silber Producer
Ingo Steinbach Mastering
Edward Eliscu Composer
Millard Lampell Photo Illustration
Waring Cuney Liner Notes
Public Domain Composer
Billy Rose Composer
Lewis Allan Composer
Robert Burns Composer
John Handcox Composer
Mario Casetta Composer
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