Don't Mourn-Organize!: Songs of Labor Songwriter Joe Hill

Don't Mourn-Organize!: Songs of Labor Songwriter Joe Hill

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Joe Hill's powerful songs moved Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Utah Phillips, Si Kahn, and countless others to blend politics and song. This dramatic tribute to the Industrial Workers of the World songwriter and activist Joe Hill, features songs by and about Hill performed by Billy Bragg, Hazel Dickens, Earl Robinson, Paul Robeson, and others. Compiled by Lori Elaine Taylor. "A treasure for anyone interested in American folk or labor music." — Washington Post

Year Released 1990
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 1992 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) American Folk; Celtic; Struggle & Protest
Country(s) Sweden; United Kingdom; United States
Culture Group(s) African American; Anglo-American
Instrument(s) Banjo; Fiddle; Guitar; Mandolin
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Bluegrass music; Folk songs--United States; Folksong revival; Literature; Poetry; Rock music; Spoken word; Working class--Songs and music

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101 Joe Hill Billy Bragg 8:25
102 Joe Hill's Last Will Utah Phillips 3:13
103 Joe Hill's Ashes Mark Levy 3:20
104 The Preacher and the Slave n/a 3:40
105 Joe Hill Paul Robeson 2:59
106 Paper Heart Si Kahn 2:37
107 Casey Jones (The Union Scab) Pete Seeger 1:59
108 Mr. Block Mats Paulson 3:03
109 Joe Hill Listens to the Praying Joe Glazer and Lori Elaine Taylor 7:23
110 The Tramp Cisco Houston 3:17
111 Joe Hill Earl Robinson 2:38
112 The White Slave Carlos Cortez 3:30
113 Narrative Elizabeth Gurley Flynn 1:08
114 The Rebel Girl Hazel Dickens 3:00
115 There is Power in a Union Entertainment Workers IU 630 with Utah Phillips 4:10
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