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    Midnight Special sound recording | 1 disc. | Recorded in Wilton, Connecticut. (Venue). Recorded in February, 1935 (Date). John Lomax Southern States Collection (Source Note). Leadbelly and Lead Belly are stage names for Huddie Ledbetter (1885-1949 ) (Biographical). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Leadbelly - Lomax, John A. (John Avery)
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    Folk Singers, Social Reform, and the Red Scare At the Library of Congress in 2007, Pete Seeger performed examples of sing alongs with audience members, folk songs and activist songs. He presented a new peace song, "Don't Say it Can't be Done," inspired by the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentegon, and harking back to the Mongomery, Alabama Civil Rights bus boycott of 1955.
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    Charles Lafayette Todd (1911-2004) Biography. Voices from the Dust Bowl: The Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection (American Memory).
    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L.
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    Blues as Protest Another example of the use of blues to address social issues are found in African American songs about World War II. Bus Ezell's composition, "Obey the Ration Laws," urges people to comply with war-time rationing, but it also alludes to a difference in compliance and attitudes between poor and wealthy Americans. Buster Brown's "War Song," also performed during World War II, complains of a ...
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    Early Sound Recordings of "Amazing Grace" in the LC Collections Article. Article. Rust, Brian. The Victor Master Book, Volume 2 (1925-1936). Stanhope, NJ: W. C. Allen, 1970.
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    African American Song From rappers like André 3000 (1975–) and pop stars like Michael Jackson (1958–2009), to opera singers like Denyce Graves (1964–) and gospel artists like Yolanda Adams (1961–), African American vocal artists continue to shake up and shape the musical culture of the United States in profound ways.
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    Printable Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections 1900 Songs of America Amy Marcy Cheney Beach sets to music Three Browning Songs, including