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Format: CD
Sku: 60027765
UPC: 093074002629
UPC 14: 00093074002629
Release Date: 9/21/1990
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Joe Hill - Billy Bragg ~ Various Artists
2. Joe Hill's Last Will - Utah Phillips ~ Various Artists
3. Joe Hill's Ashes - Mark Levy ~ Various Artists
4. Preacher And The Slave, The - Mac McClintock ~ Various Artists
5. Joe Hill - Paul Robeson ~ Various Artists
6. Paper Heart - Si Kahn ~ Various Artists
7. Casey Joneys, The Union Scab - Pete Seeger ~ Various Artists
8. Mr. Block - Mats Paulson ~ Various Artists
9. Joe Hill Listens To Prayer - Joe Glazer ~ Various Artists
10. Tramp, The - Cisco Houston ~ Various Artists
11. Joe Hill - Earl Robinson ~ Various Artists
12. White Slave, The - Alfred Esteban Cortez ~ Various Artists
13. Narrative - Elizabeth Gurley Flynn ~ Various Artists
14. Rebel Girl, The - Hazel Dickens ~ Various Artists
15. There Is Power In A Union ~ Various Artists
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Full title: Don't Mourn - Organize! Songs Of Labor, Songwriter Joe Hill.
Muze PNote 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).
Muze PNote 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).
Muze PNote Arranger: Hazel Dickens.
Muze PNote 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

Producer: Lori Taylor; Laura Parenteau; Bart Saylor; Grant Showbiz; Gunnar Bergsten; Charleston Folk; Gunnar Bergstrom; Edmund Robinson

Engineer: Carlos Cortez; Mike Rivers; Step Parikian; Rich Warren

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/15/1990
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1990
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 40026
Music Label Name Label : Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00093074002629

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