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on 30 May 2013
Anyone considering buying this CD should completely ignore the uninformed opinion of the one star reviewer. Not only is this collection fantastic value for money it contains classic American songs from the 20s right through to the 50s ( 'depression', rubbish)..the antecedents to the protest movements of the 60s. It's got everything from anti-war to racism and the treatment of the poor white working class and immigrant labour, much of it moving, all of it performed by great artists such as Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Leadbelly. It's a must for anybody interested in Americana,
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on 28 April 2014
This is one of those collections that delivers - good quality and full of good selections. It is more than a collection of protest songs, more a soundtrack of the period.
Well packaged and delivered on time - a good buy
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 24 July 2015
This an excellent album with a good mix of Americana from the era which could loosely be described as "The Great Depression", although some of the tracks are not related to the depression itself, or even protest songs and some are earlier or later than the The Great Depression. That doesn't matter though, it is an album well worth having even though you might already own a number of recordings from other compilations. On the strength of the music and the clarity of the recordings, which are very good considering the age, I would have given this compilation five stars. Unfortunately there is one big problem. Eighteen of the tracks have been muddled up with both the track name and the metadata incorrectly recorded. To correct this I had to change the file names and meta data as follows: T33 to T50, T34 to T33, T35 to T34 etc. Confusing? Well, I was, and it took well over an hour to put right! If someone from Amazon reads this review and confirms that the corrections have been made, I will change my rating from 2 Stars to 5.
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on 8 December 2013
A good mixture of mainly U.S.A. protest songs from several decades (40s to 70s) and provides a perspective of protest music and the artists who created it. Many of the songs feature in the book "33 revolutions per minute", which lists 100 protest songs and gives good background information on the artists concerned.
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on 6 September 2013
A great selection of songs from Guthrie to Baez.
From the dustbowl to the campuses of the 60's.
As relevant to today as they were then.
Depressing thought but a neccessary one, if were not to give in.
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on 12 February 2015
A good collection of sing-a-long ditties. An historical record as well as songs for the times. Good Art.
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on 11 June 2015
A wonderful collection!
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on 4 November 2014
Some good rare tracks.
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on 12 May 2015
good product
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on 26 February 2015
Well pleased
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