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Protest Music Revisited

Do you still love all that acoustic music from folk to folk-rock dedicated to political awareness, state of the union, future generations, Mother Earth, etc.? If so, this is the group for you!

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Latest Activity: Mar 14

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My New Protest Song 1 Reply

You Bet Your Ass It's Class WarfareEnjoy and please share.http://youtu.be/9nH5BcwLIkkContinue

Tags: Class, Warfare, Larrivee, DuQuette, Milo

Started by Lon Milo DuQuette. Last reply by Bob Crain Nov 14, 2012.

Is there such a thing as protest MUSIC? 13 Replies

 Dear friends,This is not intended to be polemic, but, probably, the "protest" element in most "protest songs" is the lyrics, not the music.I became interested in protest songs during the 60's. By…Continue

Started by Luis Motta da Silva. Last reply by Luis Motta da Silva Oct 23, 2011.

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Comment by Luis Motta da Silva on January 29, 2014 at 2:55pm

Maybe you like this story:

A friend of mine, banjo player and Seeger fan, wrote him letters. That was the beginning of a nice friendship and, at a certain point, Seeger invited my friend to stay with him, in the Clearwater, for some days. My friend was very young and had no money, but he managed to save enough for the flights and had a very nice time playing banjo with Seeger.

Problem came when my friend caught typhoid fever and needed to stay in hospital for quite some time. Of course, our National Health Service coverage is not valid in the US, and there was a huge hospital bill to be paid. Seeger took responsibility for it so that my friend could return to Portugal and pay him back later.

Seems he was not only a great musician, but also a five-star person...

Comment by Steve Frank on January 29, 2014 at 2:27pm

Great singer and writer. Joe Hill is a classic and has been performed by many different folk singers, the first I heard to it was Joan Baez at Woodstock, but it goes back to a poem written by Alfred Hayes after Joe Hill (Hillstrom?), a Swede working in the US, was executed, very possibly wrongfully, after a couple was shot. Joe Hill, himself a writer of union songs was very well known among those who tried to unionize, some succeeding, some failing, and the poem was put to music by Earle Robinson in 1936? after he read the poem by Hayes at Camp Unity, where several people were having a tribute to Joe Hill. I had the privilege of meeting Pete Seeger twice, but would be lying if I said we were friends or hung out together. Once was when he came to buy fruit from my uncles Orchard in Upstate NY, and the other time, at the Rondout Creek in Kingston, NY, where the Clearwater was docked. Those two times, he was a perfect gentlemen, with a keen wit and I noticed he seemed very aware of all that was going on around him, taking things in, yet eager to share his experience. That was the feel I got anyway. As most, I know him much more through his music, and stories of his trips with Woody Guthrie, and all he did, always fighting the good fight. Rest In Peace Pete Seeger, although there will never be another, his music and deeds have influenced so many, that his legacy is in all of us.

Comment by Luis Motta da Silva on January 29, 2014 at 1:24pm

Good people,

I had the privilege of being present at Pete Seeger's Lisbon concert (1983?). Since the 60s I had admired his music and attitude. It was an unforgettable rendition, and he had an enthusiastic audience here. A Man (written with a capital initial) just died, but his lesson remains... I'm gonna stick to the Union!

Comment by Rosemary j. Lambin on January 28, 2014 at 10:23pm

Hey, Lon, thanks for posting about Pete Seeger. His death is a loss and his music is a gift that lives on.

Comment by Lon Milo DuQuette on January 28, 2014 at 12:02am

RIP Pete Seeger.

Comment by Lon Milo DuQuette on January 26, 2014 at 4:47pm

Thanks Bob! :-)

Comment by Bob Crain on January 26, 2014 at 3:43pm

Lon, very nice!!!

Comment by Lon Milo DuQuette on January 26, 2014 at 12:07pm

I just released my song, 'I'm Scared' . It's only two mins, and some change. Please give it a listen (unless you might be offended by an anti-gun protest song.) and if you like it please get it from CD Baby at the second link below. PS. Let me know what you think.

Lon

I%27m%20Scared%201-21-14.mp3

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/lonmiloduquette5

Comment by Bob Crain on July 24, 2013 at 4:27am

Hey I have updated my website with a plenty of new stuff including vids of some new songs.....check out HOLY WARS for a contemporary Protest Song. Updated Home, Profile pages and a brand new Photo Gallery...yep that's me.

http://www.bobcrain.com.au

Bob

Comment by Luis Motta da Silva on June 27, 2013 at 4:37pm

Hi, people,

Just found this fabulous song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50VKs3g6DqQ

What do you think?

 

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