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Folk Music and Civil Rights

Freedom is a Constant Strugglehome bio press

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Songs of The Mississippi Civil Rights Movement
2 1/2 Hour Double CD

23 Artists present 40 songs that remind us of how wed Folk Music and the struggle for Civil Rights were in the 60's. Many of the tracks are reissued from 30 year old recordings, and the album includes most of the greatest topical singers, songwriters, and artists from that time period.


Currently available from Folk Era Records:
Freedom is a Constant Struggle - FRE1419D - Order Now!

Freedom is a Constant Struggle CD 1:

Hey Nelly Nelly (Judy Collins) * Here's To The State Of Mississippi (Phil Ochs) * Ballad Of Medgar Evers (SNCC Freedom Singers) * Death Of Medgar Evers (Donal Leace) * Only A Pawn In Their Game (Bob Dylan) * Too Many Martyrs (Kim & Reggie Harris) * Blowin' In The Wind (Peter, Paul & Mary) * It Isn't Nice (Judy Collins) * Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round (Julius Lester) * Hammer Song (Barbara Dane) * Going Down To Mississippi (Phil Ochs) * I'm On My Way (Barbara Dane) * Thirsty Boots (Eric Anderson) * Carry It On (Carolyn Hester) * Wade In The Water (Julius Lester) * Move On Over (Len Chandler) * I'm Going To Get My Baby Out Of Jail (Len Chandler) * Waves Of Freedom (Eric Andersen) * This Little Light Of Mine (Odetta) * How Long (Magpie [Terry Leonino & Greg Artzner] and Kim & Reggie Harris)

CD 2:

Movin' It On (Odetta) * Ain't You Got A Right To The Tree Of Life (Guy & Candie Carawan) * Freedom School (Jack Washington Landron) * Song For Ben Chaney (Jack Washington Landron) * Goodman, Schwerner And Chaney (Tom Paxton) * Those Three Are On My Mind (Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie [Terry Leonino & Greg Artzner]) * Michael, Andrew And James (Mimi and Richard Farina) * I Have Seen Freedom (Si Kahn) * Three Young Men (Carolyn Hester) * In The Mississippi River (SNCC Freedom Singers) * Freedom Is A Constant Struggle (Julius Lester) * This May Be The Last Time (Bernice Johnson Reagon) * We Will Not Bow Down To Genocide (Len Chandler) * You Should've Been Down In Mississippi (Magpie) * Father's Grave (Jack Washington Landron) * Mississippi Summer (Si Kahn) * Fannie Lou Hamer (Sweet Honey In The Rock) * Summer '64/Oh Freedom (Greg Trafidlo, Laura Pole, Neal Phillips, Robert Cardwell and the Voices Of Zion) * Shadows On The Light (Matthew Jones) * Ella's Song (Sweet Honey In The Rock)



A Note From Folk Era Productions, Inc.:
We are delighted to be a part of this project. The late Bruce Kaplan, founder of Flying Fish Records, issued many records based on their artistic merit and social significance and not their commercial potential. That they proved commercially viable surprised everyone except Bruce. It is his example that guided us to participate in the release of this album. It is also our belief that music is the universal language; that, among other things, it compels us to action, reminds us that much of what is achieved is accomplished only after hard struggle, and reminds us also that there is much left to do. The music of the Mississippi Freedom Summer at one time compelled action. Let it now remind us of the enormous struggles of the past and long struggle ahead to achieve justice, equality, and freedom.


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