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Thread #39480 Message #3855804
Posted By: robomatic
18-May-17 - 10:06 PM
Thread Name: ADD:The Ballad of Stalin (and other Stalin songs)
Subject: RE: ADD:The Ballad of Stalin (and other Stalin songs)
"Stalin wasn't Stallin" was written in 1943 by Willie Johnson and originally recorded by the a cappella gospel group Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet (of which Johnson was a member) in 1943. Robert Wyatt recorded it in 1980 as a gentle reminder of the selective memory of some of us.
Of course it ignores the fact that Stalin started WWII WITH Hitler as an ally. Vermin in lock step with vermin.
And of course, the week of total inactivity when Stalin froze in reaction to the German invasion of the U.S.S.R. in June 1941. Stalin stalled in a major way and the Soviets lost thousands of square miles of territory.