American Industrial Ballads

American Industrial Ballads

Pete Seeger SFW40058

Songs of struggle which emerged from the coal mines, textile mills and acres of farmland, and spoke of issues important to the American laborer. Twenty-four songs written about the unprecedented industrialization of the 19th century, including Peg and Awl, The Farmer is the Man, and Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues. Irwin Silber's notes provide a history of labor folk song and its role in American popular music. "Seeger's straightforward, sincere singing is accompanied by sparse, effective banjo and important reissue." — Sing Out

Year Released 1992
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 1992 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) American Folk; Struggle & Protest
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) Anglo-American
Instrument(s) Banjo; Vocals
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Cowboys--Songs and music; Folk songs--United States; Folksong revival; Labor unions

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101 Peg and Awl Pete Seeger 2:29
102 The Blind Fiddler Pete Seeger 1:17
103 Buffalo Skinners Pete Seeger 2:44
104 Eight-Hour Day Pete Seeger 1:00
105 Hard Times in the Mill Pete Seeger 2:16
106 Roll Down the Line Pete Seeger 3:15
107 A Hayseed Like Me Pete Seeger 1:16
108 The Farmer is the Man (Who Feeds Us All) Pete Seeger 1:43
109 Come All You Hardy Miners Pete Seeger 2:00
110 He Lies in the American Land Pete Seeger 2:01
111 Casey Jones (The Union Scab) Pete Seeger 2:20
112 Let Them Wear Their Watches Fine Pete Seeger 3:41
113 Cotton Mill Colic Pete Seeger 1:41
114 Seven Cent Cotton and Forty Cent Meat Pete Seeger 1:58
115 Mill Mother's Lament Pete Seeger 1:37
116 Fare Ye Well, Old Ely Branch Pete Seeger 2:11
117 Beans, Bacon, and Gravy Pete Seeger 2:56
118 The Death of Harry Simms Pete Seeger 2:14
119 Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues Pete Seeger 1:09
120 The Ballad of Barney Graham Pete Seeger 1:48
121 My Children are Seven in Number Pete Seeger 3:59
122 Raggedy Pete Seeger 2:32
123 Pittsburgh Town Pete Seeger 1:30
124 Sixty Percent Pete Seeger 1:00
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