Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Little Red Songbook
NPR had a great story on Monday about the Little Red Songbook, the holy grail of labor songs that had been compiled and maintained by the the International Workers of the World, or the Wobblies. Give it a listen, it's another overlook piece of American history, and the songs themselves are both funny and moving. I especially like "Hallelujah, I'm a bum." And, if you listen to the piece, I promise you'll never hear "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" the same way.