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GUEST,aurore 26 May 09 - 05:13 PM
Susanne (skw) 26 May 09 - 05:38 PM
Emma B 26 May 09 - 05:51 PM
Azizi 26 May 09 - 06:07 PM
Peace 26 May 09 - 06:34 PM
oldhippie 27 May 09 - 05:15 PM
Stringsinger 27 May 09 - 05:31 PM
breezy 27 May 09 - 08:29 PM
Mark Ross 27 May 09 - 11:34 PM
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Subject: lookinf for protest songs
From: GUEST,aurore
Date: 26 May 09 - 05:13 PM

Hi evrybody,

I am a french student and I am doing my master of art. The subject of my master is 'Music in the Civil Rights Movement, from 1955 to 1968'. I amm looking for some help. Indeed, I would like to know if somebody can help me to find songs from black performers AND white performers.
It would help me so much!!

Thank you


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Subject: RE: looking for protest songs
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 26 May 09 - 05:38 PM

Aurore, for a start, you might try searching the DT song collection and the Forum for key words like 'Civil Rights Movement' (though this will also bring up a number of threads on the Northern Ireland 'Troubles'). The search box is in the top right hand corner.

Mudcat has a number of members who were actively involved in the period you are researching and its music. Stringsinger comes to mind. If he doesn't find the thread soon I'll send him a PM. (You have to be a member to do that.)

Good luck for your thesis!


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Subject: RE: looking for protest songs
From: Emma B
Date: 26 May 09 - 05:51 PM

aurore, I have a copy of Oak Publications 'We Sahll Overcome' the songs of the Soutern Freedom Movement (1963) I would recommend that if you can get a copy or would be happy to forward anything on

I also have the 'Carry it On' book by Pete Seeger and Bob Reiser - A history in song and picture of the working men and women of America which was published in 1985/6 I think in the UK but covers a much earlier period with a wider remit


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Subject: RE: looking for protest songs
From: Azizi
Date: 26 May 09 - 06:07 PM

Hello, aurore

Here's a page from my website that contains the words to a number of civil rights songs and additional information about those songs:

http://www.cocojams.com/freedom_songs.htm

That page also includes the following links to these YouTube videos:

Video Links To Civil Rights Songs

Ruthie Foster - Woke Up This Mornin'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVRcMECcI2E


****

Odetta - A tribute to the Voice of the Civil Rights Movement
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzyBvMuccyw


****
Joan Baez -Marching up to freedom land
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-np4Ke4o94E&NR=1

-snip-

Also, here's a link to an old Mudcat thread on this subject which may be of help to you:
Gospel Origin-Civil Rights & Labor Songs
thread.cfm?threadid=19551

**

Btw, I'm an African American woman who wasn't very active in the civil rights movement. Besides the large March On Washington, I only participated in one other freedom demonstration. But I learned many of those songs because of my membership in the youth branch of my city's NAACP organization. Unfortunately, these songs aren't well known to most Black or non-Black youth today.

Best wishes,

Azizi


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Subject: RE: looking for protest songs
From: Peace
Date: 26 May 09 - 06:34 PM

Someone's 'top ten'

Juke box music

Site of a dear friend and great researcher

Another top ten, but with videos


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Subject: RE: looking for protest songs
From: oldhippie
Date: 27 May 09 - 05:15 PM

Don't forget the Smithsonian Folkways music of the winds of change - the Civil Rights Movement recording.


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Subject: RE: looking for protest songs
From: Stringsinger
Date: 27 May 09 - 05:31 PM

Check out the recordings put out by Guy and Candie Carawan. You can probably
google them.


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Subject: RE: looking for protest songs
From: breezy
Date: 27 May 09 - 08:29 PM

Pete Seeger sung these, plus others of course

If you miss me at the back of the bus

we shall overcome

Oh freedom

Josh White's 'If your white your alright but If your Black, brother get back'

Well its a start


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Subject: RE: looking for protest songs
From: Mark Ross
Date: 27 May 09 - 11:34 PM

BLACK BROWN & WHITE is a Big Bill Broonzy song.

"If you're white you're allright,
IF you're brown, stick around,
But if you're black, Oh Brother,
Get Back, Get Back, Get Back."


I first heard it on a 3 LP set THE FOLK BOX isssued in '64 or '65 by Elektra Records & Folkways.


Mark Ross


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