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Thread #128093   Message #2865728
Posted By: GUEST
16-Mar-10 - 10:27 PM
Thread Name: Songs in English about the Spanish Civil War
Subject: Lyr Add: CLARENCE KAILIN (Si Kahn)
By Si Kahn

Si Kahn has written a song about his friend Clarence Kailin (Lincoln Brigade veteran from Madison, WI) who died recently. I don't know if it has been recorded.

I wonder if the decision to exclude foreign-language songs and translations doesn't introduce an artificial distinction. In context, at least at SCW-related events, the English-language songs were always sung with the others.

Gail Malmgreen, Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, Tamiment Library, NYU

Subject: RE: Songs in English about the Spanish Civil War
From: GeoffLawes - PM
Date: 17 Mar 10 - 09:27 PM

After Gail's Guest post I did some Googling and found that there is a You Tube video of Si Kahn talking about and then singing his tribute song for International Brigader Clarence Kailin's 95 birthday which you can see here
Clarence Kailin

Thanks Gail


YouTube Video about Him
Obituary in The Volunteer

Television Obituary

Television Interview 11 days before death

From: GUEST,Josh Dunson - PM
Date: 23 Apr 10 - 08:41 AM

Si Kahn has recorded "Clarence Kalin" on his May, 2010 release Courage.