Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Human Condition

Over the years music has been used to express the human condition. Ranging from working conditions and politics to war and human tragedies, events through history have left their mark in song. Minstrels have often taken the lead in delivering these messages of solidarity against oppression to the populace.

Tonight I bring you a collection of these songs.

Direct links to the individual videos:

Springhill Mining Disaster – U2

Working Man - Rita MacNeil

Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot

Canadian Railroad Trilogy - Gordon Lightfoot

There is Power In The Union – U. Utah Phillips

Daddy What’s a Train? – U. Utah Phillips

Wreck Of The Old 97 - Roy Acuff

Buy A Gun For Your Son - Tom Paxton

Who Speaks For Me - Tom Paxton

Ramblin' Boy - Tom Paxton and Pete Seeger

Which Side are You On – Pete Seeger

Solidarity Forever - Pete Seeger

Waist Deep In The Big Muddy - Pete Seeger

Union Maid - Pete Seeger & Arlo Guthrie

City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie

Deportees - Arlo Guthrie and Emmylou Harrris

Hobo’s Lulabye Woody Guthrie

Pastures Of Plenty – Woody Guthrie

House Of The Rising Sun - Woody Guthrie

Blowin' Down The Road - Woody Guthrie

House Un-American Blues Activity Dream - Mimi & Dick Farina

I Ain’t Marching Anymore - Phil Ochs

Joe Hill – Phil Ochs

What are you fighting for? – Phil Ochs

One More Parade - They Might Be Giants:

Universal Soldier – Donovan

A Soldier’s Dream – Donovan

Oh, Freedom - Joan Baez

What have they done to the Rain – Searchers

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall - Bob Dylan

The Times They Are A Changin' - Bob Dylan

Masters Of War - Bob Dylan

It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) - Bob Dylan

Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan

Desolation Row - Bob Dylan

Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - Joan Baez

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