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This review is from: The Little Red Box of Protest Songs (4CD) (Audio CD)
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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Initial post: 7 Feb 2013 12:27:19 GMT
Tim Kidner says:
Useful review, thanks - read it after buying the product. Couldn't work out what your title refers to, though?
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Feb 2013 12:33:39 GMT
Mahir Ali says:
Just a silly pun on "revolt", Tim...
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Nov 2013 22:38:54 GMT
france fradet says:
I got it. Old joke, as in, the natives are revolting.
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