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  1. Little Red Songbook 38th Edition

    Little Red Songbook 38th Edition

    $5.00

    Celebrate the Centenary of Joe Hill's execution (November 19, 1915) by singing the songs of Joe Hill from the IWW's most popular publication since 1905!

    Songs of the IWW to fan the flames of discontent

    Now with new songs and your old favorites, the new 38th edition of the Little Red Songbook is now available!

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  2. The Big Red Songbook: 250-Plus IWW Songs

    The Big Red Songbook: 250-Plus IWW Songs

    $29.95

    Archie Green, David Roediger, Franklin Rosemont, Salvatore Salerno, editors

    This is indeed an incredible endeavor. For sure the most comprehensive collection of rebel workers songs and poems ever compiled in English. It includes ALL the songs that appeared in the IWW s celebrated 'little red songbook' from 1909 through 1973, plus dozens of others that never made it into the songbook. Here are the songs of Joe Hill, T-Bone Slim, Dick Brazier, Ralph Chaplin, Covington Hall and other Wobbly legends, as well as lesser known but ought-to-be legends such as Eugene Barnett, Paul Walker, and Henry Pfaff. For the first time anywhere, here's a good selection of songs by women Wobblies: Anges Thecla Fair, Laura Payne Emerson, Sophie Fagin, Jane Street, Laura Tanne and others, as well as songwriters from other continents--including Australians Bill Casey and Harry Hooton, the Englishman Leon Rosselson, Germans Ernest Riebe and John Olday, and the Scotsman Douglas Robson. A special section focuses on variants and parodies of IWW songs: a Depression-era version of 'Hallelujah I'm a Bum,' Jack Langan's 1960s version of 'Solidarity Forever,' an Earth First! adaptation of Joe Hill's 'There is Power' by Walkin' Jim Stoltz, and Hazel Dickens' bold update of 'The Rebel Girl.' Best of all, perhaps, is the wealth of essays, analysis, references, bibliographies, and discographies, provided by Archie Green, his coeditors, and other collaborators, providing not only historical/biographical context, but also a wide range of perspectives on the Wobbly counterculture and its enduring legacies. With an afterword by Utah Phillips!

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