"In 1959, at the age of seventeen, Joe McDonald joined the Navy. After his discharge three years later, he enrolled in a Los Angeles college where he became involved in the Civil Rights Movement. In 1965, McDonald moved to Berkeley, California just as protests against the Vietnam War were becoming more visible. He formed a band called Country Joe and the Fish which recorded the "Fixin-to-Die-Rag" in October. The song, while never a commercial success, became one of the most powerful anthems of the anti-war movement."
"Recorded between 1962 and 1964, The Broadside Tapes 1 is a perfect showcase for Ochs' unique emotion, humor, and political perspective. This set features one of the most compelling voices of the '60s topical song movement performing 16 original songs, one with Eric Andersen. Produced by Paul Kaplan. "Perhaps no American folksinger was more important in—and representative of—the '60s ...prime early Ochs at his topical best."" Alexander Street Press Music Collection
"War, social injustice, personal plaints, and calls for action have long fueled musical creation and performance. In Classic Protest Songs, Mark Gustafson and Jeff Place tap the historic Smithsonian audio collections to compile 22 songs favored by leaders of antiwar, civil rights, industrial labor, farm worker, and other struggles to air their grievances."
"Peggy [Seeger] personally selected these traditional and original songs focused primarily on the themes of love and politics. From a dominant figure in the folk song movement in the U.S. and England for more than 35 years, these titles have reached millions: Freight Train, First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Gonna Be An Engineer. "21 tracks display the variety of Peggy's repertoire, her range of styles, love of tradition and innovative songwriting prowess."" Alexander Street Press Music database
""Our music is for people who never get enough to eat...who find it hard to make ends meet." Serious Bizness, a guitar and voice duo of Jaribu and Ngoma Hill, is devoted to elevating social consciousness. Their music blends gospel, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, folk and pop." Alexander Street Press Music database
"For over 50 years Pete Seeger's music has included songs on labor, civil rights, peace, and the hope for a better world. This CD contains 24 tracks selected from hundreds released on Folkways Records in the late 1950s and 1960s and 2 new songs recorded especially for this collection. Pete plays the 5-string banjo and the 12-string guitar and appears on some tracks with Almanac Singers and his grandson Tao Rodriguez."