Posts Tagged ‘protest music’

We Can’t Make It Here

January 13, 2019

“We Can’t Make It Here,” written and performed by James McMurtry at KFOG-FM, 2006. He recorded a studio version the preceding year.

James McMurtry website

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This Land Is Your Land

July 4, 2018

“This Land Is Your Land,” written by Woody Guthrie in 1940, as interpreted by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. Listen closely; this version restores the song’s original verses about “great big walls” and urban poverty. It was meant to be a protest song.

More:

“The Story Of Woody Guthrie’s ‘This Land Is Your Land,’” Nick Spitzer, NPR

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This Land Is Your Land

July 4, 2017

“This Land Is Your Land,” written by Woody Guthrie in 1940, as interpreted by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. Listen closely; this version restores the song’s original verses about “great big walls” and urban poverty. It was meant to be a protest song.

More:

“The Story Of Woody Guthrie’s ‘This Land Is Your Land,’” Nick Spitzer, NPR

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This Land Is Your Land

July 3, 2016

“This Land Is Your Land,” written by Woody Guthrie in 1940, as interpreted by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. Listen closely; this version restores the song’s original verses about “great big walls” and urban poverty. It was meant to be a protest song.

More:

“The Story Of Woody Guthrie’s ‘This Land Is Your Land,'” Nick Spitzer, NPR

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Not Your War

May 14, 2016

“Not Your War'” performed by Okean Elzy (Океан Ельзи), written by the Ukrainian band’s lead vocalist Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, protests the proxy wars fought on that country’s soil over the centuries. Mr. Vakarchuk, trained as a theoretical physicist, is currently a Yale World Fellow.

Video Director: Howard Greenhalgh

Related:

“Sending an Entire Country Back to School,” Nick Fouriezos, OZY

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Last Call For Peace

December 27, 2015

“Last Call For Peace,” by Rotary Connection, a 1968 psychedelic Vietnam protest Christmas song. Groovy.

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Pete Seeger 1919 – 2014

January 29, 2014

Pete Seeger 1919 – 2014

“Pete Seeger, Champion of Folk Music and Social Change, Dies at 94,” Jon Pareles, New York Times

“Pete Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014), Stephen Winick, Folklore Today

“Smithsonian Folkways Remembers Pete Seeger (1919-2014),” Folkways

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