I Hate the Capitalist System

Barbara Dane PAR01014

In 1973, Paredon Records gave Barbara Dane the opportunity to speak about the struggles of the American working class on I Hate The Capitalist System. She offers social commentary on the Ludlow Massacre of 1914 and the disadvantages of capitalism to the struggle in Vietnam. She sings these 14 political ballads in a traditional folk style, accompanying herself on guitar. Liner notes include an opening essay by Irwin Silver about Kane and the inspiration for her work, lyrics and explanation for each song.

Year Released 1973
Record Label Paredon Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1973 Paredon Records

Genre(s) American Folk; Struggle & Protest
Country(s) United States; Vietnam
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Political ballads and songs; Protest songs
Credits

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101 I Hate the Capitalist System Barbara Dane 3:16
102 Lonesome Jailhouse Blues Barbara Dane 4:12
103 Detroit Medley Barbara Dane 2:38
104 Deportees (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) Barbara Dane 5:47
105 Goodbye to Cold Winter Barbara Dane 0:52
106 A Single Girl Barbara Dane 2:31
107 Ludlow Massacre Barbara Dane 3:58
108 I Don't Want Your Millions, Mister Barbara Dane 3:33
201 Things are Slow Barbara Dane 4:17
202 Song of My Hands Barbara Dane 5:47
203 Bitter Rain Barbara Dane 3:37
204 Song of the Coats Barbara Dane 2:52
205 The Kent State Massacre Barbara Dane 3:43
206 Working Class Woman Barbara Dane 6:26
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