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Broadside Ballads, Vol. 1

January 1, 1963

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 1, 1963
  • Label: Folkways Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1963 Folkways Records
  • Total Length: 47:16
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  • ASIN: B000S9AP94
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #133,062 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Newsguy on October 13, 2011
Format: Audio CD
I bought this album (vinyl, of course) waaay back in the '60s and I have treasured it ever since. It is an inspirational album for anyone who hasn't lost the idealism of that time, when we all felt we could change the world for the better, cast out the evil and help create social justice for all.

I wouldn't call it a preachy album. It kind of reflects the news of the times. However, young people and maybe some older folks may have to look up references in order to understand some of the songs. For example the ballad of Benny Kid Paret is the story of the first boxer to die in the ring on network television. There's more to it than that, but knowing the background of these songs is helpful. Faubus Foibles refers to Arkansas Democratic Governor Orval Faubus, who staunchly opposed school desegregation.

Of course, Blind Boy Grunt, featured on the Album, is Bob Dylan. One of his songs is about the Ku Klux Klan, still active at the time the album was issued.
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By David Marley on December 5, 2013
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Some great tracks here and a window into the burning issues of the time.Peter La Farge's As long as the grass keeps growing is the stand out track for me.
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