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Songs of the Spanish Civil War, Vol. 1: Songs of the Lincoln Brigade, Six Songs for Democracy

Pete Seeger and Group / Ernst Busch and Chorus
Songs of the Spanish Civil War, Vol. 1: Songs of the Lincoln Brigade, Six Songs for Democracy

The Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) was initially an armed conflict between a democratically elected government and a revolt by far right-wing Spanish military officers led by Francisco Franco, who were supported by the fascist governments of Italy and Nazi Germany. Anti-fascist supporters flocked to Spain to help the beleaguered government, including over 3,000 American volunteers who formed the Lincoln Battalion of the International Brigades. Originally recorded in the 1940s, this album contains songs in English and Spanish by folk balladeer Pete Seeger, Tom Glazer, and Bess and Butch Hawes and in German by the anti-fascist singer Ernst Busch. The recording was re-released in 1961. Extensive liner notes include a history of the conflict and song lyrics.

In 2014 this release and FW05437 Songs of the Spanish Civil War, Vol. 2 were re-issued in full with new liner notes as SFW40188 Songs of the Spanish Civil War, Volumes 1 & 2.

EN ESPAÑOL

La Guerra Civil Española (1936-1939) fue inicialmente un conflicto armado entre un gobierno democráticamente electo y una revuelta de extrema derecha de militares españoles liderados por Francisco Franco, quienes fueron apoyados por los gobiernos fascistas de Italia y Alemania nazi. Partidarios Antifascistas acudieron a España para ayudar al acosado gobierno, incluyendo más de 3.000 voluntarios estadounidenses quienes formaron el Batallón Lincoln de las Brigadas Internacionales.

Originalmente grabado en la década de 1940, este disco contiene canciones en inglés y español de los baladistas populares Pete Seeger, Tom Glazer y Bess y Butch Hawes, y a la vez en alemán, del cantante antifascista Ernst Busch. La grabación fue re-lanzada en 1961. Incluye notas extensas de la historia del conflicto y letras de canciones.

Track Listing

101
Jarama Valley Tom Glazer and Group 2:45
102
Cookhouse / Young Man From Alcala (medley) Pete Seeger 2:38
103
Quartermaster's Store Pete Seeger 2:03
104
Viva La Quince Brigada (Long Live the 15th Brigade) Pete Seeger 2:47
105
El Quinto Regimiento (The Fifth Regiment) Pete Seeger 2:18
106
Sí Me Quires Escribir Pete Seeger 2:38
201
Los Cuatro Generales (The Four Generals) Ernst Busch and Chorus 2:38
202
Die Thaelmann-Kolonne (The Thaelmann Column) Ernst Busch and Chorus 3:00
203
Hans Beimler Ernst Busch and Chorus 2:24
204
Das Lied Von Der Einheitsfront (Song of the United Front) Ernst Busch and Chorus 2:44
205
Lied Der Internationalen Brigaden (Song of the International Brigader) Ernst Busch and Chorus 2:33
206
Moorsoldaten (Peat Bog Soldiers) Ernst Busch and Chorus 2:58

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