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5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly revolting!
Many of these songs can be found on various Smithsonian-Folkways and other releases, and quite a few turn up on the Bear Family's exhaustive but prohibitively expensive Songs for Political Action box set. It's great to have them available on a reasonably priced and knowledgeably compiled collection. The usual suspects - Woody, Pete, Leadbelly, Josh White - are all present...
Published on 11 July 2009 by Mahir Ali

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3.0 out of 5 stars Low quality production
Nice collection but poor mastering.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly revolting!, 11 July 2009
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Mahir Ali (Sydney, NSW Australia) - See all my reviews
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Many of these songs can be found on various Smithsonian-Folkways and other releases, and quite a few turn up on the Bear Family's exhaustive but prohibitively expensive Songs for Political Action box set. It's great to have them available on a reasonably priced and knowledgeably compiled collection. The usual suspects - Woody, Pete, Leadbelly, Josh White - are all present and politically correct (or not, depending on your ideological viewpoint). The 60 tracks are mostly circa the Second World War - more than 60 years old, but all well worth preserving. The best songs here - Leadbelly's The Bourgeois Blues, Josh White's Jim Crow Train, Brownie McGhee's Black, Brown and White - are superb, but even the ones with less artistic value are historically significant. (A track or two by Paul Robeson wouldn't have gone astray, though.) And the excellent DVD is the icing on the cake. An ideal collection for anyone with the slightest interest in 20th century protest music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Little Red Box Of Protest Songs, 18 Feb. 2013
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Excellent collection. Broad based and giving an indication of progression through time of the genre relating the music to contemporary issues
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3.0 out of 5 stars Low quality production, 11 Mar. 2015
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Nice collection but poor mastering.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Protesting long ago, 18 July 2012
In the U K no one had heard of Protest songs until Bob Dylan and as far as I know it was an American thing-no one protested here at least in song
For me the greatest protest song was Barry McGuire's Eve of Destruction.
This Proper Box is all you need to learn about the songs with the usual informative booklet
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2 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Specification, 3 Jun. 2009
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Joseph Cachia "Joseph M. Cachia" (MALTA (Europe)) - See all my reviews
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Satisfied with this product. However, more detailed specifications and sample listening of random listings would have been further appreciated.
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