Don't Mourn-Organize!-Songs Of CD (1990)

Artist: Various Artists

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Label Smithsonian Folkways
SKU 60027765
UPC 093074002629
UPC 14 00093074002629
Format CD
Release Date 9/21/1990
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Author Various Artists
Technical Info
Engineer Carlos Cortez; Mike Rivers; Step Parikian; Rich Warren
Producer Lori Taylor; Laura Parenteau; Bart Saylor; Grant Showbiz; Gunnar Bergsten; Charleston Folk; Gunnar Bergstrom; Edmund Robinson
CatalogID 40026
Lable Name Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Released 07/15/1990
Original Release 1990
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 54m : 11s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00093074002629
Album Notes and Credits
Full title: Don't Mourn - Organize! Songs Of Labor, Songwriter Joe Hill.
Personnel: Cisco Houston, Earl Robinson, Mats Paulson, Simon Kahn, Si Kahn, Mark Levy, Billy Bragg, Bob Bovee (vocals, guitar); Mark Ross, Pete Seeger (vocals, banjo); Robin Oye (vocals, mandolin); J.B. Freeman, Fred Holstein, Faith Petric, Eric Glatz, The Song Swappers, Zoe Collimore, Jeff Cahill, Marion Wade, Harry McClintock, Hazel Dickens, Kathy Taylor, Dave Sear, Nancy Kurz, Bruce Brackney, Debbie Hand, Kate Taylor, Alfred Esteban Cortez, Mary Travers, Paul Robeson, Utah Phillips (vocals); Wiggy (guitar, slide guitar, steel guitar); Dudley Connell (guitar); Chris Thompson, Tom Adams (banjo); David McLaughlin (mandolin, fiddle); Alan Booth (piano).
Recording information: Cathouse Studios, S.London, England (02/03/1951-03/01/1990); Charleston, SC (02/03/1951-03/01/1990); Europa Film Studio (02/03/1951-03/01/1990); Festival Of American Folklife (02/03/1951-03/01/1990); Festival of American Folklife, Working Americans Progra (02/03/1951-03/01/1990); Gypsy Studios, Falls Church, VA (02/03/1951-03/01/1990); Holstein's, Chicago, IL (02/03/1951-03/01/1990); In Concert, Charleston, SC (02/03/1951-03/01/1990); Leonard Carmichael Auditorium (02/03/1951-03/01/1990); Leonard Carmihcael Auditorium, National Museum of Ameri (02/03/1951-03/01/1990); Radio Smithsonian Studios (02/03/1951-03/01/1990); San Pedro, CA (02/03/1951-03/01/1990); South Milwaukee, WI (02/03/1951-03/01/1990).
Arranger: Hazel Dickens.
The inclusion of Joan Baez's version of "Joe Hill" on the Woodstock album has been single-handedly responsible for keeping Joe Hill in the public consciousness. Sad but true, for Joe Hill, poet, songwriter, and organizer, was the most popular intentionally proletarian artist in American culture. Not an easy feat, especially considering how many people have tried to be popular proletarian artists. This album, named after Joe Hill's famous last words before he was executed by the State of Utah, is a testament to Hill's power as a musical and cultural figure. It also attempts to secure his place in our memory; Baez won't last forever, of course. The album consists of two elements, Hill songs performed by important interpreters and songs about Hill, again in historically important performances. Among the former, number Harry McClintock singing "The Preacher and the Slave," Pete Seeger doing "Casey Jones (The Union Scab)," and Cisco Houston's version of "The Tramp." The latter category contains the more varied and more interesting contributions. Among these are poet Kenneth Patchen's spoken word piece "Joe Hill Listens to the Praying," Billy Bragg singing Phil Ochs' "Joe Hill," and both Paul Robeson and Earl Robinson performing the Robinson-penned number Baez made her own, "Joe Hill," with its classic line, "I never died said he." Excellent as an album and as a cultural document, hopefully this album will not let us forget the important legacy, a sense of purpose, Joe Hill bequeathed to our culture. ~ Brian Whitener
Disc 1
1 Joe Hill - Billy Bragg
2 Joe Hill's Last Will - Utah Phillips
3 Joe Hill's Ashes - Mark Levy
4 Preacher And The Slave, The - Mac McClintock
5 Joe Hill - Paul Robeson
6 Paper Heart - Si Kahn
7 Casey Joneys, The Union Scab - Pete Seeger
8 Mr. Block - Mats Paulson
9 Joe Hill Listens To Prayer - Joe Glazer
10 Tramp, The - Cisco Houston
11 Joe Hill - Earl Robinson
12 White Slave, The - Alfred Esteban Cortez
13 Narrative - Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
14 Rebel Girl, The - Hazel Dickens
15 There Is Power In A Union

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