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An item from the interesting blog:   Working-Class Perspectives   Commentary on Working-Class Culture, Education, and Politics

Nick Coles writes: “Why do certain songs get under our skin?  How is it that they seem to express the way we are feeling or speak to the times we are living in?   The old labor anthem “Which Side Are You On?” has been such a song for me.  I’ve been playing it, singing it, and listening for new versions, ever since I first heard Florence Reese perform it in Barbara Kopples’ documentary film Harlan County USA (1976).”
He refers to:  George Ella Lyon’s beautiful picture book Which Side Are You On?  The Story of a Song (2011)
Its also been covered here by Billy Bragg. “The most recent and, to my ears, compelling rewriting of “Which Side Are You On?” comes from Ani DiFranco on her 2012 CD of the same name. “
Some interesting comments too.

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