Music of American Politics

Music of American Politics

Joe Glazer COLL01955

Recorded in Washington, DC, in 1997, Joe Glazer documents American political history through campaign songs. From America’s first campaign songs for William Henry Harrison in 1840 to Bill Clinton in 1992, Glazer shares with listeners a rich overview of political songs in this country. Each track begins with a brief history of the song by Glazer and the collection features several of his classic hits, including "Ida Mae (Social Security Song)" and "Ballad of Richard Nixon."

Year Released 1996
Record Label Collector Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2007 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1996 Collector Records
Genre(s) American Folk; American History
Country(s) United States
Instrument(s) Guitar
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Folk music; Folk music--United States; Folk songs--United States; Folksong revival; Political ballads and songs; Protest songs; Topical songs; United States History

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101 Happy Days are Here Again Magpie 1:24
102 Row, Row, Row with Roosevelt Joe Glazer 0:46
103 Tippacanoe and Tyler Too Joe Glazer 1:37
104 Henry Clay and Freilinghuysen Joe Glazer 0:44
105 John Brown Medley Joe Glazer 4:35
106 Benjamin Harrison Song Joe Glazer 3:15
107 Suffragette Song Joe Glazer 2:03
108 Silent Call Joe Glazer 2:15
109 If He's Good Enough For Lindy Joe Glazer 2:26
110 Brother Can You Spare a Dime? Joe Glazer 3:03
111 Happy Days are Here Again Joe Glazer 1:59
112 Leaning on a Shovel Joe Glazer 3:41
113 Ida Mae (Social Security Song) Joe Glazer 2:02
114 REA Song Joe Glazer 2:12
115 Franklin D. Roosevelt's Back Again Joe Glazer 1:39
116 The Ballad of October 16 Joe Glazer 1:38
117 Dewey/Bricker Song Joe Glazer 1:00
118 Wild About Harry Joe Glazer 0:55
119 I Like Ike Joe Glazer 1:59
120 I Like Ike (version 2) Joe Glazer 1:02
121 Joe McCarthy's Band Joe Glazer 3:04
122 Ballad of Richard Nixon Joe Glazer 3:25
123 I'm Looking for the "R" in Harvard Joe Glazer 2:14
124 We Shall Overcome Joe Glazer 1:25
125 Goldwater For President Joe Glazer 1:02
126 Don't Wake the President Up Joe Glazer 4:14
127 Politics Joe Glazer 3:15
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