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That's Why We're Marching: World War II and the American Folksong Movement

That's Why We're Marching: World War II and the American Folksong Movement


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Artists include Woody Guthrie, Almanac Singers, Lead Belly, Tom Glazer, Cisco Houston, Pete Seeger, Josh White, Burl Ives, and others. Few people have heard these songs composed and sung from 1940 to 1945 by artists primarily known for their influence on American folk music after 1945. Both the protest songs and the pro-war songs are assembled for the first time in this historic compilation; they present the conflicts, the hopes, and the way songs were used to raise morale during World War II. 25 tracks, including Mr. Hitler, Talking Sailor, Ballad of October 16, and Sinking of the Reuben James. Notes include artist biographies and bibliography. Compiled and annotated by Jeff Place and Guy Logsdon. "A great slice of history...also a great musical performance." — Daily News

1 Freedom Road - Josh White
2 Talking Sailor - Woody Guthrie
3 Ballad of October 16 - Almanac Singers, Pete Seeger
4 Billy Boy - Almanac Singers, Josh White
5 Plow Under - Almanac Singers, Pete Seeger
6 I'm Gonna Put My Name Down - Tom Glazer
7 What Are We Waiting on (What Are We Waiting for) - Woody Guthrie
8 Citizen C.I.O. - Union Boys, Tom Glazer, Josh White
9 Sinking of the Reuben James - Woody Guthrie
10 You Better Get Ready - Union Boys, Burl Ives
11 If You Want to Do Your Part - Lead Belly
12 Move Into Germany - Union Boys, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee
13 So Long It's Been Good to Know You (Dusty Old... - Woody Guthrie
14 Martins and Coys - Union Boys
15 Mr. Hitler - Lead Belly
16 Sally Don't You Grieve - Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston
17 Jimmy Longhi Story - Vincent 'Jimmy' Longhi
18 When the Yanks Go Marching in - Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, Sonny Terry
19 Round and Round Hitler's Grave - Almanac Singers
20 The Fuhrer - Josh White
21 Miss Pavlichencko - Woody Guthrie
22 National Defense Blues - Lead Belly, Terry, McGhee, Dupree
23 Gee But I Want to Go Home - Lead Belly
24 Looking for a Home - Pete Seeger
25 Now That It's All Over - Pete Seeger

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