Posts Tagged ‘protest songs’

Stick That In Your Country Song

August 23, 2020

“Stick That In Your Country Song,” written by Davis Naish and Jeffrey Steele, recorded by Eric Church, 2020.

Eric Church website

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The Liar Tweets Tonight

July 11, 2020

“The Liar Tweets Tonight,” a melody written by Solomon Linda, with new and urgent lyrics by Roy Zimmerman. Performed by Roy Zimmerman & the ReZisters, with the Raging Grannies of Mendicino.

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Shutting Down Our Town

May 10, 2020

“Shutting Down Our Town,” written by Troy Cassar-Daley, recorded by Jimmy Barnes, 2019.

Jimmy Barnes website

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March of The Jobless Corps

January 18, 2020

“March of The Jobless Corps,” performed by Daniel Kahn and The Painted Bird. Based on a 1930-ish Yiddish song “Arbetlose Marsch” by Krakow’s Mordechai Gebirtig, with English lyrics by Daniel Kahn. Video directed by Aviv Kosloff.

Daniel Kahn and The Painted Bird website

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All You Fascists Bound to Lose

November 6, 2018

“All You Fascists Bound to Lose,” written by Woody Guthrie, recorded by Nina Hagen,  2010. Woody’s WWII version is here. Billy Bragg and Wilco recorded a version, too.

Marcus Watkins (guitar, banjo, dobro, guitar), Paul Roessler (background vocals, harmonica), Eric Holden (bass), Tony Braunagel (drums), Joe Berardi (percussion), Tony Selvage (violin). Background vocals: Linda Lamb, Linda Lamb, Coloria Gullet.

Nina Hagen website

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When Will We Be Paid?

December 4, 2016

“When Will We Be Paid?” written by Randall Stewart, recorded by the Staples Singers in 1969. Prince and Angie Stone” recorded a version, released on a fairly obscure CD. This concise call for reparations is said to have been inspired by a passage written by Martin Luther King Jr.

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Happy Christmas (War Is Over)

December 26, 2013

“Happy Christmas (War Is Over),” written and performed by John Lennon.

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Don’t Stop!

July 10, 2013

Nu te Fermare (“Don’t Stop!”)

“You’ve graduated, but there’s no work
you have a masters, but there’s no work
and you’re left with only your imagination
wanting to buy a house, it’s agony, wanting a family, it’s crazy
but if you stop, there’s melancholy
Get up, find a way, keep on going, don’t stop
find a way, take a chance, your voice is strong, make it heard.”

— Mauro Durante

More:

“Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino and Music to Exorcise Financial Demons in Europe,” Betto Arcos, PRI’s The World

(VideoCanzoniere Grecanico Salentino)

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Earth Day Echoes

April 22, 2011

Earth Day Echoes

April 22nd  has been celebrated as Earth Day since 1970. A holiday that raises humankind’s awareness of our responsibility for the natural health of our planet. Sounds good, right?

Not in some ways:

“The 15 Corniest Pro-Environmental Songs,” Stacey Anderson, Rolling Stone

 

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