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Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians

31 Aug 04 - 08:50 PM (#1261207)
Subject: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: GUEST,cmcw

Does anyone have - or know of a source for - the record on the "Labor Arts" label by Joe Glazer and Bill Friedland entitled "Ballads for Sectarians"? There's also another album, same label, called "Songs of the Wobblies".


31 Aug 04 - 08:59 PM (#1261214)
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: GUEST,Chanteyranger

I have an album of 78's called "Songs Of Citizen CIO," sung by Joe Glazer. Not, of course, one of the albums you mentioned, but pretty close. If you're looking for information on the Labor Arts label, I can take a look at that and post some info.

Chanteyranger


01 Sep 04 - 01:19 PM (#1261741)
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: GUEST,cmcw

Thanks, chanteyranger. I'd appreciate any info you find.


01 Sep 04 - 02:38 PM (#1261809)
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: Joe Offer

This Google Search brings up some information on Songs for Sectarians, but not a whole lot.

All but one song from Ballads is on the Bear Family collection, Songs for Political Action. Here are the songs included:The missing song is an anti-Stalin parody called "Little Joe the Rustler," written by Joe Glazer. Joe Glazer and Bill Friedland recorded Ballads for Sectarians in late 1951 or early 1952.
Chanteyranger, what songs are on Songs Of Citizen CIO? I thought that one was by Tom Glazer and Josh White, but I may be confused.
-Joe Offer-

Speaking of Bill Friedland, see I Wanna Marry a Trotskyite and give me a hand with the tune.
Also be sure to see the Socialist Songbook and this page (click) of information on Joe Glazer and Bill Friedland.


01 Sep 04 - 08:59 PM (#1262137)
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: Joe Offer

Songs for Political Action also has several (maybe all) songs from a 1944 Tom Glazer/Josh White album on the Asch label called Citizen C.I.O.. Songs on the CD are:
    Citizen C.I.O. (with Bess Hawes)
    No More Blues
    We've Got a Plan
    Socialist Worker's Talking Blues
    I'm Gonna Put My Name Down
    Freedom Road
I couldn't find this Citizen C.I.O. album at Smithsonian/Folkways. I thought Smithsonian/Folkways had acquired all of the Asch recordings, and that they were available as custom CD's.
Chanteyranger, is this the album you're referring to?
-Joe Offer-


02 Sep 04 - 02:35 AM (#1262266)
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: Roberto

I have Songs of Joe Hill sung by Joe Glazer on Folkways FA 2039, now available as custom CD.


03 Sep 04 - 01:39 PM (#1263598)
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: GUEST

Joe Offer - thanks very much for the info. The Socialist Songbook is great.

cmcw


03 Sep 04 - 06:34 PM (#1263795)
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: Bill Hahn//\\

You will find some of these songs (including Citizen CIO) on the Smithsonian Folkways label now--the CD is That's Why We're Marching (WW2 songs for themost part). I will be playing that track as part of the Labor Day portion of my program this Sunday on WFDU. The show is, as some of you know, Traditions and airs from 3-6 PM ET on WFDU 89.1 FM in Teaneck NJ and streams on the web:   

http://www.wfdu.fm

Bill Hahn
Traditions/Tabletalk
WFDU


03 Sep 04 - 11:51 PM (#1263973)
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: GUEST,Art Thieme

LARRY PENN, a fine singer of working folks songs, worked with Joe Glazer for a long while. I think Larry recorded for Joe's label. I'll e-mail him and get the skinny if I can.

Art Thieme


04 Sep 04 - 02:31 AM (#1264027)
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: Chanteyranger

Well, am I embarrassed. I hadn't actually looked at my album in a long while, and got the two Glazers confused. Yes, Joe, the Citizen CIO album you link to is the one I have. GUEST cmcw, in the words of Saturday Night live's "Emily Litella"............never mind.

Chanteyranger


04 Sep 04 - 02:35 AM (#1264029)
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: John in Brisbane

On 12 December 1972 I'd finished playing a gig and went to a celebratory party at the home of a successful MP. Labor had won its first Federal election in 23 years. There was a pianist there playing all sorts of workers songs. One was a parody of the Communists/Socialists anthem which included "..while lying there in sweet repose, a breath of wind blew off her clothes...". The tune is also used for a Christmas carol, but be blowed if I can remember the name of it! Is it '______ Tree'?

The tune should be easy - anyone know the parody?

Regards, John

PS Joe, the reason I thought of this was because your Trotsky song could (possibly) be shoe-horned into the chorus.


04 Sep 04 - 03:49 AM (#1264045)
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: Joe Offer

Hi, John - that's a parody of "The Red Flag," and both the original and the parody are in the DT. Gargoyle posted a more complete version of the parody here (click) in a Rugby song thread.
-Joe Offer-


04 Sep 04 - 09:43 AM (#1264146)
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: Bob Bolton

G'day John & Joe,

And, of course, the banal tune they ended up using for The Red Flag was Tannenbaun ... or, in its English iteration, The Christmas Tree.

They apparently rejected the original tune - The White Cockade!

Regards,

Bob


04 Sep 04 - 01:28 PM (#1264254)
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: GUEST,Art Thieme

Larry Penn says:

Joe is still out there, only scaled back in retirement. His company COLLECTORS RECORDS is run by his son-in-law--at least at the sales end. Joe's discography is huge. You can also get Joe's recordings from the Labor Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C. --- or try George Meany Cnter in Silver Spring. I don't find the address for these later two in my files for some reason.

Collector Records
9225 Wendell Street
Silver Spring, MD 20901-3533
fax:301-589-1663
collector_record@hotmail.com

Joe Glazer
4701 Willard Ave. #336
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
301-652-0393

(Art Thieme)


06 Sep 04 - 03:54 AM (#1265110)
Subject: Songs of the Wobblies (Joe Glazer & Bill Friedland
From: Joe Offer

A friend gave me a copy of the program notes for the second album on the Labor Arts label, Songs of the Wobblies sung by Joe Glazer and Bill Friedland (their first album was Ballads for Sectarians) Here are the cuts on the album:I think I've heard Utah Phillips sing most of these songs. See IWW Little Red songbook for lyrics to many of these songs, and also see this thread (click) on the Little Red Songbook.


01 Oct 09 - 03:02 PM (#2736038)
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: GUEST,sturgis

I have the 10 inch that is " Labor Arts Presents" titled Ballads for Sectarians"
Let me know


01 Oct 09 - 03:21 PM (#2736051)
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: Thomas Stern

My Darling Party Line


01 Oct 09 - 03:28 PM (#2736054)
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: dick greenhaus

Or you can get it from CAMSCO, if you don't mind paying a buck or two less.


02 Oct 09 - 04:14 AM (#2736440)
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: MGM·Lion

Is the son-in-law mentioned the husband of that charming girl Gina whom I knew in London in the mid-late 1950s? Are you still there anywhere, Gina? I am still singing that lovely song about the Little Brown Dog that you taught me in a Wimpy bar once in return for a few of my chips. Susie Shahn was with us, I recall, & I think Robin Hall also.

Traditional greetings    Michael


06 Aug 10 - 12:04 PM (#2959493)
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: Felipa

My father had the Ballad for Sectarians record and song sheets. I remember for instance, My Darling Party Line/In Old Moscow (tune Clementine)mentioned above. I didn't notice it among his effects - he may have already donated ~Ballads for Sectarians to Labor History Archives?. I asked my brother and sister to keep an eye out, but there is so much clutter that even IF the lyric sheets are in the apartment they might get dumped. So I'd love to hear from anyone, such as Sturgis, who can supply a copy (maybe photocopies and cd copied from vinyl?)


06 Aug 10 - 12:06 PM (#2959494)
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: GUEST,me again

background info:
http://www.folkarchive.de/friedland.html


06 Aug 10 - 12:22 PM (#2959504)
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: Felipa

old record shellac, not vinyl - would one need an old phonograph to re-record it? I see there is a Joe Glazer mp3 listing on the internet. I haven't checked what is on it; he did make more recent (and more easily available) recordings.


19 Aug 10 - 02:01 PM (#2968756)
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: Felipa

refresh - because I haven't had any pmail from anyone who has Ballads for Sectarians nor any reply about how to get/make an up-to-date recording from such old records.


19 Aug 10 - 04:36 PM (#2968861)
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: Thomas Stern

Felipa,
see posts above - available from Smithsonian, Camsco, or you favourite purveyor of those little silver discs.
Best wishes, Thomas.


01 Nov 10 - 03:49 PM (#3021022)
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: Gulliver

The site for the Socialist songbook has changed. It is now:
http://www.hengstrom.net/songbook/

Don


01 Nov 10 - 04:12 PM (#3021045)
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: Mark Ross

I had a copy of that in 1963-4 when I was a sophomore in high school, Glad to see it on line.


Mark Ross


04 May 11 - 05:45 PM (#3148032)
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: GUEST,Dean

Hi, In the next few days there will be a copy of Ballads of sectarians on the oxfam online store. dates 1952 by Joe Glazer & Bill Friedland excellent condition complete with program notes keep your eyes peeled.


26 Sep 11 - 10:56 PM (#3229694)
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: GUEST,Doug

Anybody know a song which starts out "Poor Little Me, I'm in the CP"=
can't find it, lost the record a long time ago.


24 Aug 12 - 06:43 AM (#3394412)
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
From: GUEST,Richard

We have a copy of this work including 3 10" 78 rpm records and lyric sheet in the original Card folder at the Oxfam Shop in Devizes UK. We can ship worldwide. Please E-mail enquiries and/or offers to richard.pearce77@btopenworld.com