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Uncontrollable Urge (Music)
With bobEE Sweet
Wed Apr 27th 2011 10.00am–12.00pm
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Hazel and Alice “Working Girl Blues” from Hazel Dickens And Alice Gerrard (Rounder 1998) —Happy May Day RIP Hazel Dickens
Hazel and Alice “Mining Camp Blues” from Hazel And Alice (Rounder 1973) —Welcome to the annual Uncontrollable Urge May Day show.
Strange Creek Singers “Black Lung” from Strange Creek Singers (Arhoolie Records unk 1972) —Workers of the world, exhale.
Kilby Snow “Ain't Going to Work Tomorrow” from Masters of Old-time Country Autoharp (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings www.folkways.si.edu 2006) —Today's music bed.
Johnny Paycheck “Take This Job & Shove It” Single (CBS 1977)
Woody Guthrie “Union Burying Ground” from My Dusty Road (Rounder 2009)
Tennessee Ernie Ford “Work Song” from The Ultimate Collection (Razor & Tie 1997) —1962. Nice version of Nat Adderly/Oscar Brown Jr. song.
Merle Haggard “Tulare Dust” from Down Every Road 3 (CAPITOL)
Bobby Bare “Daddy's Been Around The House Too Long” from Hard Time Hungrys (Curb 1975) —Shel Silverstein Song
Joe & Eddie “Ox Drivers' Song” from Joe & Eddie (GNP Crescendo 1967)
Big Bill Broonzy “Sixteen Tons” from Big Bill Broonzy: Absolutely the Best (Fuel 2000 2000) —Maybe 1967 too?
John Doe And Jill Sobule “Under The Bridge” from A Day at the Pass (Pinko Records 2011) N
X “The New World” from More Fun In The New World (Elektra 1983)
Chumbawamba “The World Turned Upside Down” from Timebomb ep (One Little Indian Records 1994)
The May Day Orchestra “The Red Flag (Another Song For Lucy Parsons)” from May Day, or Songs For Lucy Parsons (Folk Opera 2009) L —Performing the whole album at Black Bear Bakery on Sunday, May 1, 2011 8:30pm
The Decemberists “The Chimbley Sweep” from Her Majesty The Decembrists (Kill Rock Stars 2003) —At The Pageant tonight. A work song if you will.
Bee Gees “New York Mining Disaster 1941” from Best of Bee Gees, Vol. 1 (Polydor 1969) —In the event that something happens to me.
Utah Phillips “Hallelujah, I'm a Bum!” from We Have Fed You All A Thousand Years (Philo 1983) —Main Wobbly singer of the later half of 20th C.
Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock “The Bum Song” from Hallelujah, I'm a Bum! (Rounder 1990) —Recorded in the early 30s. Early Wobbly singer and general roustabout. Big Rock Candy Mountain man.
The Three Johns “The World of the Workers Is Wild” from Live In Chicago (Buried Treasure Records 2004)
Billy Bragg “There Is Power In a Union” from Talking With The Taxman About Poetry (Elektra 1986)
Ford Pier “Employed” from Organ Farming - EP (Warner Music Canada 2007)
Skafish “Work Song” from Skafish (I.R.S. 1980)
Minutemen “The Struggle” from The Punch Line (SST 1981)
Tsigotti “Children Slaves Make Children's Toys” from Private Poverty Speaks To The People Of The Party (ESP Disk 2010)
Devo “Working In The Coal Mine” from Pioneer's Who Got Scalped: The Anthology (Warner Brothers 2000) —1981. Going down down to find that canary.
Gang Of Four “To Hell With Poverty” from The Peel Sessions Album (Dutch East India 1990)
The (International) Noise Conspiracy “Bigger Cages, Longer Chains” from A New Morning, Changing Weather (Epitaph / Burning Heart 2001)
Magazine “Model Worker” from Urgh! A Music War (A&M 1981)
X-Ray Spex “Warrior In Woolworth” from Germ Free Adolescents (Deluxe Version) (Castle Music 2001) —RIP Poly Styrene. Not really a May Day song but close enough.
Midnight Oil “Sell My Soul” from Diesel and Dust (Columbia www.columbiarecords.com 1987) R —For and delivered by, Scott.
The Clash “Clampdown” from London Calling CD Album (Epic 1979) —I do wear a fair amount of blue and brown...
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