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Hard Hitting Songs for Hard-Hit People

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Twenty-seven years in the making (1940–67), this tapestry of nearly two hundred American popular and protest songs was created by three giants of performance and musical research—Alan Lomax, indefatigable collector and preserver; Woody Guthrie, performer and prolific balladeer; and Pete Seeger, entertainer and educator of three generations of Americans to their musical her ...more
Paperback, 373 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by University of Nebraska Press
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James
There's an intro by John Steinbeck, so if that doesn't sell you on it I don't know what will. The book delivers, filled with incredibly depressing little ditties about starving people who hate capitalists and literally want them to be dead. Lots of songs about unions, being hungry, and the Farmer-Labor party.

The whole thing is put together by Lomax, so one wonders how much quote-unquote authenticness has been squeezed in. All of Guthrie's notes are in dialect (i.e. th' boy liter'ly writes a'like
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Tracey
Jun 06, 2015 Tracey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
songbook with historical commentary. Lots of union songs, some dustbowl songs, some tramp songs, some jailhouse blues. Great primary (and secondary) sources.
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Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie was an American songwriter and folk musician. Guthrie's musical legacy consists of hundreds of songs, ballads and improvised works covering topics from political themes to traditional songs to children's songs. Guthrie performed continually throughout his life with his guitar frequently displaying the slogan "This Machine Kills Fascists". Guthrie is perhaps best know ...more
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