Oscar Brand Presidential Campaign Songs: 1789-1996

Presidential Campaign Songs: 1789-1996
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CD Details

  • Released: May 18, 1999
  • Originally Released: 2000
  • Label: Smithsonian Folkways

Entertainment Reviews:

Dirty Linen - 2-3/00, p.74
"...a fine singer in the old style, [he] does a good job of varying the instrumentation and arrangements within his scope. The songs themselves, and the copious notes, are very interesting..."


Product Description:

This is an updated re-recording of Oscar Brand's 1952 Folkways LP of campaign songs.
Personnel: Oscar Brand (vocals, guitar); John Foley (vocals, guitar); Jonathan Pickow (vocals, banjo, synthesizer); Jordan Brand (vocals, bass).
Includes liner notes by Anthony Seeger and Oscar Brand.
Recording information: 1998.
One of the most thoroughly unique folk records released in 1999, Presidential Campaigning Songs: 1789-1996 is also a thorough and unique look at America's political history. Folk singer Oscar Brand sings campaign songs for each president, from "Follow Washington" to Clinton's campaign theme, Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow" (simply titled "Don't Stop" on Mac releases). Along with tracing America's political currents, Presidential Campaigning Songs also documents the changing importance of songs in a campaign. The earliest songs, like "For Jefferson and Liberty" and John Q. Adams' "Little Know Ye Who's Coming," reflect the newness of the U.S. and how fresh the struggle for liberty was in people's minds at the time. Similarly, the songs from the Roaring '20s era, such as "Keep Cool and Keep Coolidge" and Warren G. Harding's "If He's Good Enough for Lindy" evoke the decade's free-and-easy prosperity. An important and well-crafted historical document, Presidential Campaigning Songs educates and entertains in equal measure. ~ Heather Phares

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  • UPC: 093074505120
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