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Sleep Tight

I saw this picture on Twitter earlier and it reminded me of a song from one of my favorite albums, from my college years.

The Paxton Report. 65 more words

American Folk Music

Sam Cooke Sings "A Change Is Gonna Come"

Listen to this track by soul music master architect and supernaturally gifted vocalist and songwriter Sam Cooke. It’s “A Change Is Gonna Come”, a B-side to his single “Shake” that would also become a celebrated civil rights anthem.   781 more words


John Lennon - Sunday Bloody Sunday

On the same issue. This time from John Lennon. Oh, the issue on Yoko’s voice on the thread!

Wiki: The song is, alongside The Luck of the Irish , one of two (songs) … 288 more words

Political Songs

Paul McCartney - Give Ireland Back To The Irish

A rare political statement from Paul.

Wiki: “Give Ireland Back to the Irish” is a song written by Paul and Linda McCartney in response to the events of… 523 more words

Paul McCartney

The Clash Play "Guns Of Brixton"

Listen to this track by eclectic London punk rock folk heroes The Clash. It’s “Guns Of Brixton”, a key track as taken from their landmark 1979 album… 781 more words


The Continuing Resonance of "Mississippi Goddam"

For reasons that should be obvious–and sort of rhyme with the words “Dump Conflagration”–I’ve been spending a lot of time this week thinking about protest music. 565 more words


Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings Perform "This Land Is Your Land"

Listen to this track by New York-based, twenty-first century funk-soul standard-bearers The Dap Kings as led by vocal powerhouse Sharon Jones. It’s “This Land Is Your Land”, an American folk anthem as written by fascism-fighting songwriter Woody Guthrie, re-positioned here as a sweaty soul jam in a minor key. 854 more words