Songs Of Working People

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

To start off the Labor Day Weekend, a program of songs of working people. The emphasis this year is on labor songwriter Joe Hill, an appropriate brand new release from Si Kahn, two reissues of early work from Pete Seeger, whose music is almost always featured on our Labor Day Weekend programming, and a set on immigrant laborers.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Ed Gerhard, “Shallow Brown”, The Live Album, Virture

  • Cindy Kallet, “Shallow Brown/Cargo”, This Way Home, Stone’s Throw Music


  • Pete Seeger, “John Henry”, “Home On The Range”, “On Top Of Old Smoky”, American Favorite Ballads/Vol. 1

  • Pete Seeger, “The Bells Of Rhymney”, “Talking Union”, “Which Side Are You On?’, Pete Seeger’s Greatest Hits


  • U. Utah Phillips, “Joe Hill’s Last Will”, Don’t Mourn Organize!, Smithsonian/Folkways

  • Mark Levy, “Joe Hill’s Ashes”, Don’t Mourn Organize!, Smithsonian/Folkways

  • Billy Bragg, “Joe Hill (Phil Ochs)”, Don’t Mourn Organize!, Smithsonian/Folkways


  • Si Kahn, “High Cotton”, “Stitch And Sew”, “Down On The Merrimack River”, “Blue Jeans For You


  • Bok, Muir & Trickett, “Great Valley’s Harvest”, Harbors Of Home, Timberhead

  • Steve Gillette, “Grapes On The Vine”, The Ways Of The World, Compass Rose

  • Phil Ochs, “Bracero”, Phil Ochs In Concert, Elektra

  • David Massengill, “My Name Joe”, Coming Up For Air, Flying Fish


  • Guy Clark, “Homeless”, Dark, Sugar Hill

  • Ensemble, “There Is Power In A Union”, Don’t Mourn Organize!, Smithsonian/Folkways