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Political ballads and songs.

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PRA Archive # Title Description Genre Broadcast Datesort descending
BB5469 Huey Newton music and poetry.

Poetry readings and music about the Black's struggle in America.

KPFA, 1970.
AZ0311 Talking Union / produced by David King Dunaway.

The first political protest songs from 1941-1942. Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Leadbelly, Lee...

KPFA, Aug. 1979.
AZ0312 People's songs, people's artists / produced by David King Dunaway.

Traces songs of the post World War II labor movement with oral histories, FBI files, and...

KPFA, Aug. 1979.
AZ0310 Bound for glory : Woody Guthrie, 1912-1967 / produced by David King Dunaway.

On the folk singer's life and songs. Bob Dylan, Marjorie Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger...

KPFA, Aug. 1979.
AZ0313 If I had a Hammer / produced by David King Dunaway.

History of early 1950s singing group the Weavers. Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Don McClean, and Arlo...

KPFA, Aug. 1979.
AZ0314 We shall overcome / produced by David King Dunaway.

How the early 1960s civil rights movement produced the Freedom Singers. Bernice Johnson Reagon,...

KPFA, Aug. 1979.
AZ0315 Pastures of plenty / produced by David King Dunaway.

Songs of the farmworkers struggling for better conditions.|PASTURES OF PLENTY / produced by...

KPFA, Aug. 1979.
AZ0185 Singing in the public sector / produced by Ed Schoenfeld.

Labor music of San Franciso Bay area; interviews with the Board Erasers, Prairie Fire, and Laura...

KPFA, June 18, 1978.
AZ0187 Solidarity songs of the United Farm Workers / produced by Ed Schoenfeld.

Music from boycotts of the 1960s and 1970s; Malvina Reynolds, Gary La Poe, and Peter Beard.

KPFA, June 18, 1978.
AZ0164 No nukes is good nukes / produced by David King Dunaway.

Music from the anti-nuclear power movement: live performance by Lenny Anderson, Clifford...

KPFA, June 4, 1978.
AZ0186 Songs of the unemployment lines / produced by Ed Schoenfeld.

Songs from the unemployed about the unemployed; Gary La Poe and Prairie Fire.

KPFA, May 21, 1978.
BC3049 Songs / produced by Peter Boyd.

Collection of political music.

KPFK, 10 Aug. 1975.
KZ0086 The Romance of the revolutionary song / produced by Carlos Hagen.

Comparison of revolutionary songs from many cultures and times; includes musical examples.

KPFK, 1977?
KZ0991 Songs of the coal miners / Guy Carawan and Candy Carawan ; interviewed by Ed Pearl.

Tennessee Highlander Folk Center members sing miner and union songs, also discuss women...

KPFK, 1980.
KZ0577 A tribute to Malvina Reynolds / produced by Pearl Skotnes.

Tribute to folk singer and activist Malvina Reynolds (1900-1978), which aired several days after...

American Women -- Music and musicians, American Women -- Activists KPFK, 22 Mar. 1978.
BC2189 Dr. Demento / interviewed by Barbara Cady.

Popular disc jockey Dr. Demento and Cady discuss and play some political music.

KPFK, 23 Jan. 1975.
KZ1151 Malvina and Dorothy / produced by Dorothy Healey.

Folk singer Malvina Reynolds talks with Dorothy Healey and sings some of her own songs about the...

American Women -- Activists, American Women -- Music and musicians KPFK, 8 Jan. 1978; 18 Mar. 1979.
KZ1020 John Lennon : the political and the personal / written and produced by Jon Wiener.

A documentary containing released and unreleased music; excerpts from the RKO interview;...

KPFK, Apr. 15, 1981.
KZ1021 The Making of a house radical : a doomed project / produced by Clare Spark and Marc Cooper.

Memorial to musician Phil Ochs, includes music and anecdotes.

KPFK, Apr. 5, 1981.
KZ0686 All the places we've been / Gil Scott-Heron ; interviewed by Anita Frankel.

Discussion about politics and his music; includes music from albums and from his survival Sunday...

KPFK, June 13, 1979.
KZ0901 Stop San Onofre : summer solstice festival, 1980 / produced by Bob Aldrich.

Actuality. Collage of music and speeches from the anti-nuke rally.

KPFK, June 24, 1980.
KZ0911 Gil Scott-Heron / interviewed by Anita Frankel.

On his music and political views; includes recorded music.

KPFK, Mar. 21, 1980.
KZ0069 Chairman Mao in music and song / produced by Carlos Hagen.

On the music written about Mao Tse-Tung.

KPFK, Nov. 14, 1976.
KZ1203 Sing out for freedom : songs of the integration movement / by Guy and Candie Carawan.

Concert by the folk singers.

KPFK, Sept. 11, 1965.
KZ0159 Inti-Illimani in concert / recorded by Tim Harding.

Popular songs by the Chilean group about Latin America's struggles; includes songs by...

KPFK, Sept. 14, 1975.
KZ0750 In the gloom of might cities : songs for labor day / produced by Mario Casetta.

Songs and reminiscences about the 1930s labor movement by Bill Woolf, Verne Partlow, Waldemar...

KPFK, Sept. 2, 1979.
KZ0401.01 Barbara Nestor / interviewed by Dorothy Healey. ,

Laurie Alexandre introduces Dorothy Healey (1914 - 2006), former chair of the Southern...

American Women -- Activists, American Women -- Women's history KPFK, Sept. 25, 1977.
IZ0242 Songs of the Spanish resistance.

Recorded music.


Song of the bourgeoise madam. -- Summer has already ended. -- No bread. -- Then France... --...

WBAI, Apr. 13, 1964.
IZ0243 Songs from modern Cuba.

Recorded music.


Sierra maestra. -- Fidel ya llego. -- Viva la revolution. -- Los Barbudos. -- Hymne de la milice...

WBAI, Apr. 13, 1964.
IZ0241 Songs of the Algerian liberation.

Recorded music.

WBAI, Apr. 15, 1964.
IZ0040 Lucecita / produced by Martha Katz.

Songs relating political and artistic development of Puerto Rican Lucecita Benitez.

WBAI, May 27, 1977.
IZ0072 Chile: resistance, repression, and other realities / produced by John Fisk.

Chile since the coup; Chilean song movement; interviews with Mrs. Letelier, Michael Moffitt, and...

WBAI, Sept. 11, 1977.
WZ0204 The Nicaraguan struggle : a poetry special / produced by Bob Enger.

Words and music on the political struggle in Nicaragua: Pat Cohen, Denise Oliver, Ethelbert...

WPFW, 1977?
SZ0182 FMLN ballad.

FMLN members sing their anthem.

SZ0024 Cantos Nicaragua libre / Otto de la Rocha and Los de Palacaquines, produced by John Walsh.

Music supporting the revolution and literacy campaign in Nicaragua.

AZ0228 Ruthie Gorton sings her own songs / produced by Ed Schoenfeld

Ruthie Gorton is a Los Angeles based "movement singer" who has performed around the...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, March 25, 1977
AZ0450 The energy will flow: antinuclear music by women / produced by Susan Kernes and Kori Kody

This program presents music by activist women working in the anti-nuclear/safe energy movement....

American Women -- Peace and Antinuclear activism, American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, September 15, 1979
KZ0712 On the left / Malvina Reynolds interviewed by Dorothy Healey

Dorothy Healey interviews Malvina Reynolds at KPFK. They talk about communicating with people of...

KPFK, Jan. 18, 1977; Jan. 8, 1978; Mar. 18, 1979
CSVPolitical ballads and songs.