Every Movement Needs A Song

Every great movement in America’s history had a song behind it. It was Yankee Doodle when we were fighting for Independence. The Battle Hymn of the Republic and John Brown’s Body Lies A Mouldering In The Grave in the north during the Civil War and Dixie during the War of Northern Aggression in the south.

It was a Long Way to Tipperary in WWI, and the Andrews Sisters in WWII

The Union movement produced many great and memorable songs…

The 1960s saw two huge movements, Civil Rights which resurrected many old black spiritual songs…

Within recent days we’ve seen the rise of the 99% in the Occupy Wall Street movement and why shouldn’t it have a song, too. Ry Cooder’s provided that for us…

 

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