All four parts from the 1940 2×10″ 78 rpm discs, Ballad For Americans. For many, like me, born at the tail end of the post WWII baby boom, this collection represented what America was all about. For those, like me, who view President Trump as a moral and political calamity (and that’s being generous) – see here, Bummed Out About Trump – Robeson knows we will get over his disgraceful Presidency. Music by Earl Robinson. Words by John Latouch. Nat Shilkret conducting.
From the 1972 album, “Moon Shadow”. Patti LeBelle’s stirring cover of Pete Townshend’s anthem from her sophomore LP. Fitting for mid-term election day in the United States. Get out and vote to put a check on President Trump’s moral and political bankruptcy.
From the b-side of one of the greatest 7″ singles of all time, Hey Jude / Revolution (Apple Records – 2276). The more forceful single version of Revolution 9 from the White Album’s more laid back take. Get out and vote on Tuesday to ensure a check on President Trump’s unbridled moral and political failures.
From the 2017 MP3x1File single, One Small Voice. Carole King put this up on Youtube in early 2017. It is comprised of half the town of Stanley, Idaho (pop. 63), who came out in a snowstorm to march in peace and solidarity with men, women, and children on seven continents. Photos by Gary Gadwa & Elissa Kline. ©Rockingale Records. It is available to download on Amazon for free. Get out and vote to put a check on President Trump.
From the 2017 youtube video seemingly posted by Bragg on January 23. Bragg writes, “I wrote these lyrics within half an hour of seeing Donald Trump’s inaugural speech last Friday evening and played it in Salisbury that night. With apologies to Bob Dylan.” Get out and vote to check President Trump.
From the 2017 MP3x1File single, This Land Is Your Land. A bilingual take on Woody Guthries anthem – Esta tierra es para ti y para mi! Get out and vote to check President Trump.
From the 2018 album Walls. A typical heavily orchestrated Streisand outing, but with politcal pop. From the Billboard interview:
I’ve written many articles about this… this person… who has no manners, insults everybody, makes fun of disabled people. I don’t know what to say, I’ve written like 15 Huffington Post pieces. This was my way to do my record, because what else could I think about? It’s my protest, in a sense, about this unprecedented time in our history.
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