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Hard Hitting Songs for Hard-Hit People


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Table of Contents

Introductory Note - Nora GuthrieForeword - John Steinbeck
Publisher's Foreword - Irwin Silber
Introduction - Woody Guthrie
About Woody
I - Hard Luck on the Farm
II - You're Dead Broke
III - So You Got to Hit the Road
IV - And You Land in Jail
V - Some from the Old Wobblies
VI - Old Time Songs from All Over
VII - Hell Busts Loose in Kentucky
VIII - So You Hollered for a New Deal
IX - The Okie Section
X - Detroit Sets Down
XI - The Farmers Get Together
XII - One Big Union
XIII - Mulligan Stew
Compiler's Postscript - Alan Lomax
Afterword 1999 - Pete Seeger
Index of Songs

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A tapestry of nearly two hundred American popular and protest songs was created by three giants of performance and musical research: Alan Lomax, Woody Guthrie, and Pete Seeger

About the Author

Alan Lomax (1915-2002) was a folklorist, oral historian, and ethnomusicologist who collected thousands of examples of twentieth-century folk music and recorded songs all over the world. Woody Guthrie (1912-67) was a musician, singer-songwriter, and political activist who created a staggering number of original songs, writings, drawings, paintings, poems, and prose pieces. He is the author of Bound for Glory and Seeds of Man. Pete Seeger is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and an icon of mid-twentieth-century folk music. A social activist, he has campaigned for civil and labor rights, racial equality, antimilitarism, and environmental protection throughout his life.


"Intensely singable... The book is a hard-hitting history and social commentary as well as a songbook." Library Journal

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