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Thread #39480 Message #2832054
Posted By: Jim Carroll
07-Feb-10 - 10:04 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add:The Ballad of Stalin (songs about Stalin)
Subject: RE: rea/ADD: The Ballad of Stalin (Ewan MacColl)
Macoll did record the song on a single; I think it was on the Topic label, though it might have been a Workers Music Association production.
It should be remembered that it was written at a time when Russia was an ally, and the whole of the left, and a good percentage of those countries opposing fascism thought the sun shone out of Stalin's arse.
Many of the early revival singers, Lloyd, Hastead, Pete Seeger - et al were fervent Stalin (Uncle Joe, as he was known then) supporters.