Tag Archives: Protest Songs

Michael Simmons :
Steve Earle: ‘Mississippi, It’s Time!’

With this song, son-of-the-South Earle aims to help convince the Magnolia State to eradicate the Confederate symbol from its flag. By Michael Simmons | The Rag Blog | September 16, 2015 “It’s largely about empathy,” says Steve Earle of his … finish reading Michael Simmons :
Steve Earle: ‘Mississippi, It’s Time!’

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Mari Jo and Paul Buhle : Wisconsin’s Historic ‘Solidarity Sing Along’

Solidarity Sing Along at the Wisconsin State Capitol. Photo from Solidarity Sing Along / Facebook. The historic Wisconsin ‘Solidarity Sing Along’ Dubbed the ‘longest continuously running singing protest in history,’ the Solidarity Sing Along is about to celebrate its 350th … finish reading Mari Jo and Paul Buhle : Wisconsin’s Historic ‘Solidarity Sing Along’

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Marc Estrin : The Revolutionary Messages of Classical Music

Johannes Brahms by Lucian Tidorescu. Protest music:Radical themes of the great composers The Brahms Requiem is also movement music, unbearably beautiful, revealingly deep — like our afflicted lives. By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / January 25, 2010 In … finish reading Marc Estrin : The Revolutionary Messages of Classical Music

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Prepare to Howl : Dana Lyons’ ‘Three Legged Coyote’

A happy holiday howl:Dana Lyons’ Three Legged Coyote is an irreverent hoot By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / December 6, 2009 If you’re bummed by Obama, nagged by nukes and turned totally off by your TV, here’s a … finish reading Prepare to Howl : Dana Lyons’ ‘Three Legged Coyote’

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Bitter Tears : The Untold Story of Johnny Cash

Top, Cash’s album, “Bitter Tears,” met with opposition from the music industry. Below, Pima Indian Ira Hayes, celebrated by Johnny Cash, helped raise the flag at Iwo Jima, an act caught in the famous photograph by Joe Rosenthal. Hayes died … finish reading Bitter Tears : The Untold Story of Johnny Cash

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Singin’ on Sunday: James McMurtry

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Joan Baez: A Core Message of Pacifism

Joan Baez, the queen of America’s folk scene in the Sixties, says she has ’never really been a songwriter’ (Source: TimesOnline)Joan Baez: ‘I Was Right 40 Years Ago and I Am Right Now!’by Will Hodgkinson / August 29, 2008 Age … finish reading Joan Baez: A Core Message of Pacifism

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FILM : Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young and the Protest Song

‘CSNY: Déjà Vu’: A Political Concert DocumentaryBy Jennifer Maerz / July 30, 2008 Bob Dylan’s “John Brown” is one of the most moving antiwar songs ever recorded. The track avoids sloganeering, resonating an anti–Vietnam War sentiment with a straightforward, human, … finish reading FILM : Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young and the Protest Song

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