Classic Protest Songs from Smithsonian Folkways - Save 20%
Songs from Smithsonian Folkways, a bold
collection of songs from the 1940s, '50s, and '60s that pays
homage to movements of conscience and voices of dissent, is
now available on CD and Digital Download. Classic Protest
Songs, the 17th compilation from the popular Classic
Series, features music from Woody Guthrie, Lead
Belly, Janis Ian, Big Bill Broonzy, Pete Seeger, Barbara Dane,
Guy Carawan, Phil Ochs, two Bob Dylan covers, and a previously
unreleased track from 1946 by Champion Jack Dupree titled "I'm
Going to Write the Governor of Georgia."
code CLASSICPROTEST from now until March 31st to save 20% off
retail price on Classic Protest Songs (discount applies
to CD version only).
Releases for April
April 21st, Smithsonian Folkways will release Pete Seeger:
American Favorite Ballads Vols. 1-5 (Box Set). Stay tuned
for more information about this box set, and join us in
wishing Pete a happy 90th birthday on May 3rd!
on April 21st, Smithsonian Folkways will release Son de Mi
Tierra, a vibrant new son jarocho album from the
forward-looking group Son de Madera from Veracruz, Mexico.
month we'll ask a trivia question; email your
answer, name, and address with the subject "March
Trivia" to smithsonianfolkways_at_si_dot_edu
by March 31st and a randomly selected entrant with the correct
answer will win a free CD of his or her choice!
Question: What artist notably re-worked Lead Belly’s song
"Bourgeois Blues" (which appears on Classic Protest Songs
from Smithsonian Folkways) in 2006, and what was the name
of the new version?
to last month's winner, John from Placerville, CA, who
correctly answered "Khigh Diegh" to February's question: What
actor, best known for a role in the television series
Hawaii Five-O, recorded a spoken word album for
Folkways in 1965? Diegh, who played the villain Wo Fat in the
series, recorded the album St. John of the
Cross: Volume II, in 1965. We would have
also accepted Will Geer, known for his role as Grandpa Walton
in The Waltons, who appeared in one episode of
Hawaii Five-O and on seven albums
for Smithsonian Folkways.
a non-profit organization created to defend and restore the
Hudson River, is hosting a benefit concert May 3rd at
Madison Square Garden in celebration of Pete's 90th
birthday. Those scheduled to appear include Pete, Bruce
Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp,
Billy Bragg and Smithsonian Folkways artists Larry
Johnson Reagon, Toshi
Trischka, Ramblin' Jack
Elliott, and Tom
Paxton. Visit www.seeger90.com
for a complete list of performers and ticket information.
February 15th, Elizabeth
Cotten (1895-1987) was inducted into the
Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) Hall of
May 7th, Reverend Gary
Davis (1896-1972) will be inducted into the
Blues Hall of Fame.
National Poetry Month in April with a Smithsonian
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