Socio-Political Music Through 1940-1960 Part One: An American Folk Revival Essay

Influenced by Joe Hill’s socio-political stance and approach of sending union messages through his music, the 1940s-1960s produced acts such as The Almanac singers and The Weavers, who continued to fight for social and political change through their music. The Almanac singers were an American folk group who originated and were based in New York … Continue reading Socio-Political Music Through 1940-1960 Part One: An American Folk Revival Essay

The story of ‘wobbly’ Joe Hill: An American folk revival essay

The Industrial workers of the world (IWW) union was founded on the 27th June 1905, in Chicago, Illinois.  When the union held its first convention it had 200 socialists, anarchists, and Marxists (most who were already members of the Socialist party of American and of the Socialist labour party) radical trade attendees from all over … Continue reading The story of ‘wobbly’ Joe Hill: An American folk revival essay

We Shall Overcome: An American Folk Revival Essay

We shall overcome During and after this year’s American election of Clinton vs. Trump, music’s voice has become louder in the world of politics. Katy Perry’s ‘Chained to the rhythm’ and Passenger’s ‘A kindly reminder’ have a ‘I feel like I’m fixin’ to die rag’ essence to them. Another example is Democratic Campaigner Lady Gaga, … Continue reading We Shall Overcome: An American Folk Revival Essay