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The Best of Broadside 1962-1988

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Broadside magazine was sort of the literary equivalent of the proverbial '60s coffeehouse, where folk and protest singers would come together and share their latest songs coming out of the peace, civil rights and labor movements. Over 26 years, the magazine published literally thousands of compositions, and here, collected for the first time, are 89 of the most notable songs that debuted in its hallowed pages, all thoroughly annotated inside a 100-page spiral-bound book. Just a cursory look at the lineup of artists and tunes will give you an idea of how large a role this periodical played: Links on the Chain Broadside Singers with Phil Ochs; The Ballad of Ira Hayes Peter LaFarge; Train for Auschwitz Tom Paxton; John Brown; Ballad of Donald White (rare!) Bob Dylan; Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall Pete Seeger; Kill for Peace Fugs; Shady Acres Janis Ian; Long Time Troubled Road Eric Andersen, and more from Buffy Sainte-Marie, Happy Traum, Nina Simone, Arlo Guthrie, Lucinda Williams and more. Indispensable to understanding the '60s.

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Historically, a broadside was a song (without music) or poem printed on one side of paper, dealing with a topical issue that usually was of a political nature. Itinerant writers peddled broadsides for a few cents, and their message served to spread the news or perhaps create a controversy about a current event.

In 1962 Sis Cunningham and Gordon Friesen began publication of Broadside, a topical song magazine that quickly would help to start a national movement. After the cold war '50s, a social, cultural, and political revolution was in the air. Broadside began publishing hundreds of songs of social dissatisfaction by musicians who later became the leading lights of the folk and protest movements. Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, Pete Seeger, and dozens more all had their songs first published in Broadside.

This five-CD set is a marvelously comprehensive document of the magazine's songs and songwriters, all of whom were recorded by Folkways Records. The lyrics of each song are printed and extensive information is given about the context in which the song was created. Background material is provided on all of the songwriters, too.

The discs are compiled primarily around the main topics: labor, nuclear weapons, social injustice, Vietnam, civil rights. Eighty-nine songs in all are featured, most of which loosely could be termed "folk music" in style: basic rhythms, acoustic instruments, spirited singers. Listening to the songs and following the annotations serve to remind one of an era of potent protest in this country when music really mattered, and the songs themselves were the primary means of expressing dissatisfaction and disillusionment.

Broadside was a small publication, primarily a labor of love, but its historic legacy looms large when all of its material is brought together in such a well-researched, well-presented compilation as this one. --Wally Shoup

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Links On The Chain - Various Artists- Best Of Broadside
  2. Blowin' In The Wind - Various Artists- Best Of Broadside
  3. Paths Of Victory - Various Artists- Best Of Broadside
  4. The Ballad Of Ira Hayes - Various Artists- Best Of Broadside
  5. Ain't That News - Various Artists- Best Of Broadside
  6. The Times I've Had - Various Artists- Best Of Broadside
  7. Go Limp - Various Artists- Best Of Broadside
  8. Ding Dong Dollar - Various Artists- Best Of Broadside
  9. Mack The Bomb - Various Artists- Best Of Broadside
  10. The Civil Defense Sign - Various Artists- Best Of Broadside
  11. Let Me Die In My Footsteps - Various Artists- Best Of Broadside
  12. Hiroshima, Nagasaki Russian Roulette - Various Artists- Best Of Broadside
  13. What Have They Done To The Rain? - Various Artists- Best Of Broadside
  14. Ballad Of William Worthy - Various Artists- Best Of Broadside
  15. Train For Auschwitz - Various Artists- Best Of Broadside
  16. Do As The Doukhobors Do - Various Artists- Best Of Broadside
  17. Christine - Various Artists- Best Of Broadside
  18. As Long As The Grass Shall Grow - Various Artists- Best Of Broadside

Disc: 2

  1. John Brown
  2. Take Me For A Walk
  3. The Willing Conscript
  4. Kill For Peace
  5. Plains Of Nebrasky-O
  6. Benny Kid Paret
  7. What Did You Learn In School Today?
  8. Changin' Hands
  9. Welcome, Welcome Emigrante
  10. Shady Acres
  11. Lord, Hold Back The Waters
  12. Ballad Of Donald White
  13. Song For Patty
  14. A Very Close Friend Of Mine
  15. Long Time Troubled Road
  16. Hard Rain's A-Gonna-Fall

Disc: 3

  1. Mississippi Goddam
  2. We'll Never Turn Back
  3. Freedom Riders
  4. Father's Grave
  5. Baby I've Been Thinking
  6. I'm Going To Get My Baby Out Of Jail
  7. The Ballad Of Martin Luther King
  8. Carry It On
  9. Birmingham Sunday
  10. The Migrant's Song
  11. El Picket Sign
  12. La Lucha Continuara
  13. Contra La Por
  14. Mrs. Clara Sullivan's Letter
  15. If It Wasn't For The Union
  16. More Good Men Going Down
  17. Sundown
  18. My Oklahoma Home (It Blowed Away)
  19. Draglines
  20. My Father's Mansion's Many Rooms

Disc: 4

  1. Pinkyville Helicopter
  2. Hell No, I Ain't Gonna Go
  3. We Seek No Wider War
  4. Waist Deep In The Big Muddy
  5. Vietnam
  6. Hole In The Ground
  7. To Be A Killer
  8. New York J-D Blues
  9. Little Boxes
  10. Not Enough To Live On But A Little Too Much To Die
  11. The Faucets Are Dripping
  12. Bizzness Ain't Dead
  13. Business
  14. Legal-Illegal
  15. Brown Water And Blood
  16. The Aberfan Coal Tip Tragedy
  17. Lafayette
  18. The Ballad Of Earl Durand
  19. Plastic Jesus

Disc: 5

  1. Burn, Baby, Burn
  2. The Cities Are Burning
  3. Nothing But His Blood
  4. You're Just A Laughing Fool
  5. Time Is Running Out
  6. But If I Ask Them
  7. Ragamuffin Minstrel Boy
  8. Changes
  9. Bound For Glory
  10. Victor Jara
  11. We Will Never Give Up
  12. Inez
  13. Gonna Be An Engineer
  14. Don't Talk To Strangers
  15. Catcher In The Rye
  16. The Time Will Come


Product details

  • Audio CD (August 22, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: September 12, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Smithsonian Folkways
  • Run Time: 301 minutes
  • ASIN: B00004VWX0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,465 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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