First broadcast August 31, 2012

Songs of Working People

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

It’s the start of the Labor Day weekend and this show offers a mix of old classic and contemporary compositions about working people, unions and the day’s economic climate.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Etta Baker, “John Henry”, One-Dime Blues, Rounder

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  • Bud Billings & Carson Robison, “Poor Man’s Heaven”, Poor Man’s Heaven, RCA Bluebird

  • Bob Miller, “The Rich Man And The Poor Man”, Poor Man’s Heaven, RCA Bluebird

  • Geoff Bartley, “I’ve Endured”, “Everything’s 4 Sale”, Mercy For The Dispossessed, Magic Crow Records

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  • Almanac Singers, “Talking Union”, Classic Labor Songs, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Paul Robeson, “Joe Hill”, Classic Labor Songs, Smithsonian Folkways

  • John McCutcheon, “1913 Massacre”, “Deportees”, This Land: Woody Guthrie’s America, Appalsongs

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  • Wilmoth Houdini, “Poor But Ambitious”, Poor Man’s Heaven, RCA Bluebird

  • Uncle Dave Macon, “All In Down And Out Blues”, Poor Man’s Heaven, RCA Bluebird

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  • New Harmony Sisterhood Band, “Union Maid”, Classic Labor Songs, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Joe Uehlein, “Hold The Fort”, Classic Labor Songs, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Rita Ruby, “Aragon Mill”, Songbook: Volume One/Old Town School Of Folk Music, Bloodshot

  • Scott Besaw, “Nine Pound Hammer”, Volume Three/Old Town School Of Folk Music, Bloodshot

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  • Steve Quelet, “Dance Of The Robots”, Dance Of The Robots, Independent

  • Paul Sachs, “Poor Man’s Out”, “Great Gatsby Days”, Oil Town, Independent

  • Emma’s Revolution, “Taxed Enough Already?”, Revolutions Per Minute, Moving Forward Music

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  • Joel Rafael, “America Come Home”, America Come Home, Inside Recordings

  • John McCutcheon, “This Land Is Your Land”, This Land: Woody Guthrie’s America, Appalsongs

  • Geoff Bartley, “Mercy For The Dispossessed”, Mercy For The Dispossessed, Black Crow Records