|By Eli (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 11:56 am:|
Once upon a time protest songs were al the rage,
as in War, What's goin on, Eve of destruction. Dawn of correction, Please Mr. Custer, Greetings this is Uncle Sam etc...
Can you name some more???????
|By BCNYC (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 12:43 pm:|
Masters of War - Bob Dylan
Where Have All the Flowers Gone - Pete Seeger
Fortunate Son - Creedence
Universal Soldier - Buffy Sainte-Marie
I Feel Like I'm Fixing to Die Rag - Country Joe and the Fish
Bring the Boys Home - Freda Payne
I Should Be Proud - Martha and the Vandellas
Give Peace a Chance - Plastic Ono Band
Too bad it is now apparently inappropriate to have any anti-war songs or statements while in wartime. Particularly if the statement is made by someone who is not skinny.
That's the new political correctness.
P.S. Bobby, now you know how bad my correspondence is sometimes. But your reggae CD goes out tonight.
|By Dick Gamble (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 12:49 pm:|
Times They Are A Changin'
If I Had A Hammer
This Land Is Your Land
We Shall Overcome
Blowin' In The Wind
Soldiers Of War
There But For Fortune
Teach Your Children
The Patriot's Dream
|By R&B (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 12:51 pm:|
DIDN'T PETER,PAUL AND MARY SING SOME PROTEST SONGS?
|By Jim Feliciano in Detroit. (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 05:52 pm:|
"THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER"
-ELEKTRA Records #45628
Th Unknown Soldier" by the 'Doors' debuted on WKNR "Keener 13" on April 25, 1968; stayed on the "Keener" playlist for 6 consecutive weeks, peaking at #2-- this according to the WKNR Music Survey Guide... for the week of May 16, 1968.
|By Jim Feliciano in Detroit. (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 06:13 pm:|
"2+2=?" (Is On My Mind)"
-'BOB SEEGER SYSTEM'
-CAPITAL Records #2143
"2+2=?" by the Bob Seeger System debuted on WKNR "Keener 13" on April 25, 1968; stayed on the "Keener" playlist for 7 consecutive weeks, peaking at #7-- this according to the WKNR Music Survey Guide... for the week of May 16, 1968.
It was noted that the two 'protest' titles above had debuted on WKNR, both on April 25, 1968.
And both song titles had peaked on "Keener" at their highest position, both on the same date as well, on May 16, 1968!
|By KevGo (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 06:31 pm:|
Thanks for reminding us about Bob Segar's "2+2=?".
I have that on a Capitol Star Line 45 as the flip to "Ramblin' Gamblin Man."
By the way, who recorded "Home Of The Brave" ?
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By Jim Feliciano in Detroit. (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 07:47 pm:|
There were several recording artists which comes to mind in recent memory, that took off with the lyrics to "Home Of The Brave".
Let's see, there was... Jody Miller.
And, there was.. Laurie Andersen.
But... there was also the 'Toto' version, as well.
The one by 'Toto' (in the early 80's) is the one which bears with me a more recent recollection.
Kevin, hope any one of those were it, to answer your question, of any of these you might've been looking for....
|By KevGo (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 08:53 pm:|
Sorry - I should have specified which version I was looking for. It was the charted hit from the 1960s which would probably be Jody Miller (who recorded for Capitol Records at that time).
Kevin Goins - KevGo.
|By douglasm (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 09:58 pm:|
Three Phil Ochs songs come to mind.
"We're The Cops Of The World"
I declare "The War Is Over"
"Love Me I'm A Liberal"
The first and third bite like true satire, and the second is an honest to god protest song. They're not his best work by far, but boy, they struck (and still strike) a chord.
|By KevGo (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 10:07 pm:|
How about Phil's classic "I Ain't Marching Anymore" ?
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By douglasm (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 10:19 pm:|
Somewhere, I've got a song book, but I think it's something like...
"Call it truth or call it treason
Call it love or call it reason
But I ain't marching anymore...."
Great song. Good call, Kev.
|By douglasm (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 07:40 am:|
Musket, carbine, M-1, M-16, fist....
I wonder what "Handsome Johnny" (Richie Havens) is carrying now?
|By Rich (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 08:21 am:|
My take might be a little different, a protest song to me protests the inherent apathy that is the human condition and challenges us to change ourselves rather than simply take pot shots at those who disagree or people in positions of authority.
Wake Up Everybody - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
Home is Where the Hatred is - Gil Scott-Heron
Where Are We Going - Donald Byrd
Harvest for the World - Isley Brothers
You and Your Folks - Funkadelic
Skin I'm In - Chairman of the Board
Assembly Line - Commodores
We're a Winner - Impressions
Inner City Blues - Marvin Gaye
I Can't Write Left Handed - Bill Withers
Pastime Paradise - Stevie Wonder
Into You - Funkadelic
Booty March - Rasputin Stash (just seeing if anybody's payin' attention)
Time - Sly & the Family Stone
Message From a Black Man - Temptations
Shouldn't Nuf Bit Fish - George Clinton
Ohio - Isley Brothers
We Gotta Have Peace - Curtis Mayfield
Someday We'll All Be Free - Donny Hathaway
& the entire Fela Kuti catalogue
Personally, I'd like to protest (boycott, petition, record burn, etc) the song "Where Have All The Flowers Gone"
|By Davie Gordon (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 10:48 am:|
The original version of "Home Of The Brave"
was by Bonnie and the Treasures on Phi-Dan
|By Davie Gordon (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 10:52 am:|
Anybody know / remember Earth Opera's "The Great
American Eagle Tragedy" - the title track of their
second album (on Elektra, 1968)
I'd guess there's a snowball's chance in hell of
it being played on radio but it's an amazing
track and its lyrics although written about
Vietnam could easily apply now.