Monthly Archives: July 2016

(July 28, 2016): Oscar Brand – For Jefferson and Liberty

From the 1999 album, Presidential Campaign Songs 1789-1996.  Getting into the swing of things with the Conventions, here is a very old “campaign song” with continuing relevance song by folk legend Oscar Brand.  Schoening and Kasper provide backgound on this tune … Continue reading

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(July 24, 2016): Alpha Blondy & The Solar System – Dictature

From the 1999 album, Elohim.  Alpha Blondy (Seydou Koné) is the Rastafarian from Ivory Coast whose political lyrics often strike a chord.  It’s not hard to translate the French word Dictature.  There are at least three different covers for this release … Continue reading

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(July 23, 2016): Leo Reisman and his Orchestra – Happy Days Are Here Again

From the 1929 single, Lucky Me – Loveable You / Happy Days Are Here Again.  This was the first recording of this Eger and Yellen tune that has been covered countless times.  It was used as the finale in  the 1930 … Continue reading

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