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“FOLK”

JARAMA VALLEY, SPAIN

There’s a valley in Spain called Jarama
It’s a place that we all know so well
It was there that we fought against the fascists
We saw a peaceful valley turn to hell
From this valley they say we are going
But don’t hasten to bid us adue
Even though we lost the battle at Jarama
We’ll set this valley free before we’re through
We were men of a the Laken Battalion
We’re proud of the fight that we made
We know that you people love the valley
We’re remember a Laken Vrigade
From this valley they say we are going
But don’t hasten to bid us adue
Even though we lost the battle at Jarama
We’ll set this valley free before we’re through
You will never find peace with these fascists
You’ll never find friends such as we
So remember that valley of Jarama
And the people that’ll set that valley free
From this valley they say that we are going
Don’t hasten to bid us adue
Even though we lost the battle at Jarama
We’ll set this valley free before we’re through
All this world is like this valley called Jarama
So green and so bright and so fair
No fascists can dwell in our valley
Nor breathe in our new freedoms air
From this valley they say we are going
Do not hasten to bid us adue
Even though we lost the battle at Jarama
We’ll set this valley free before we’re through
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Lee Hays / Peter Seeger / Woody Guthrie
Jarama Valley lyrics © BMG Rights Management US, LLC

1. Woody Guthrie (1912-1967)  Wikipedia entry (f.r.: 5; y). Woody represents the point at which the “folk tradition” in music (which we had had for many years before him) became dominantly transmitted through songs associated with particular individuals:  ‘Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad,’ ‘This Land is Your Land,’ ‘Pretty Boy Floyd,’ ‘Pastures of Plenty,’ ‘I Ain’t Got No Home,’ ‘So Long It’s Been Good to Know Ya,’ ‘Tom Joad,’ ‘Reuben James,’ ‘Deportee,’ ‘Hobo’s Lullaby,’ ‘Take a Whiff on Me,’ ‘Union Maid,’ Dust Bowl Ballads  youtube.com videos  myspace.com  *ff *ss *tf

2. Bob Dylan (1941-)  Wikipedia entry (f.r.: 4; y). Dylan followed Guthrie’s lead but marched a step further: into a literary realm in which folk song became high art:  ‘Blowin’ in the Wind,’ ‘It Ain’t Me Babe,’ ‘Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right,’ ‘The Times They Are a-Changin,’ ‘Masters of War,’ ‘Mr. Tambourine Man,’ ‘Like a Rolling Stone,’ ‘If Not For You,’ ‘Just Like a Woman,’ ‘All Along the Watchtower,’ ‘My Back Pages,’ ‘Hurricane,’ Highway 61 RevisitedNashville SkylineJohn Wesley HardingBlood on the TracksBlonde on BlondeModern Times  youtube.com videos  myspace.com  *cf *fr *ss *tf

3. Pete Seeger (1919-2014)  Wikipedia entry (f.r.: 5; y). Friend and disciple of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger went on to become king of the protest song, especially as related to environmental issues:  ‘Where Have All the Flowers Gone?’‘The Bells of Rhymney,’ ‘We Shall Overcome,’ ‘Little Boxes,’ ‘Turn Turn Turn,’ ‘If I Had a Hammer,’ ‘Waist Deep in the Big Muddy’  youtube.com videos  myspace.com  *cf *ff *ss *tf

4. The Weavers  Wikipedia entry (f.r.: 5; n). Although perhaps not technically the first folk music “supergroup,” their collective influence was to create the first mass public appetite for folk music:  ‘Goodnight Irene,’ ‘Wimoweh,’ ‘Wreck of the John B,’ ‘On Top of Old Smokey,’ ‘Wasn’t That a Time?’, ‘Kisses Sweeter Than Wine,’ The Weavers at Carnegie Hall  youtube.com videos  myspace.com  *cf *ff *fp *tf

5. Joan Baez (1941-)  Wikipedia entry (f.r.: 5; y). Possessor of just about the most beautiful voice ever to express poignant thoughts:  ‘We Shall Overcome,’ ‘Love Is Just a Four Letter Word,’ ‘There But for Fortune,’ ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,’ ‘Diamonds and Rust,’ Joan Baez  youtube.com videos  myspace.com  *cf *ff *mv *tf

6. Peter (1938-), Paul (1937-) and Mary (1937-2009)  Wikipedia entry (f.r.: 5; n). The group that found a way to focus “folk energy” in a manner appealing to a large–and paying–audience:  ‘Blowin’ in the Wind,’ ‘Where Have All the Flowers gone?’‘500 Miles,’ ‘If I Had a Hammer,’ ‘Puff the Magic Dragon,’ ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane,’ Peter Paul and MaryIn the Wind  youtube.com videos  myspace.com  *cf *ff *fp *mv *tf

7. Joni Mitchell (1943-)  Wikipedia entry (f.r.: 3; y). Mitchell’s brilliance as a songwriter, singer, and guitarist focused further attention on the role of folk singer as intellectual, raconteur, and artiste:  ‘The Circle Game,’ ‘Both Sides Now,’ ‘Big Yellow Taxi,’ ‘Chelsea Morning,’ ‘Woodstock,’ ‘A Case of You,’ ‘Urge for Going,’ CloudsCourt and SparkLadies of the CanyonBlue  youtube.com videos  *cf *fj *fp *ss

8. Kingston Trio  Wikipedia entry (f.r.: 5; n). In the late 1950s and early 1960s revival period this was one of the most popular folk acts, trading in conventional arrangements of both traditional and new material, and reaching a broad audience:  ‘Scotch and Soda,’ ‘Greenback Dollar,’ ‘M. T. A.,’ ‘Tom Dooley,’ ‘Where Have All the Flowers Gone?’, The Kingston TrioThe Kingston Trio At LargeSold Out  youtube.com videos  myspace.com  *cf *ff *tf

9. Simon (1941-) and Garfunkel (1941-)  Wikipedia entry (f.r.: 4; y). Paul Simon’s genius as a songwriter and Art Garfunkel’s vocal and arrangement skills rocketed S & G to the greatest commercial success ever attained by a folk act:  ‘The Sounds of Silence,’ ‘Homeward Bound,’ ‘The Boxer,’ ‘El Condor Pasa,’ ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water,’ ‘American Tune,’ ‘America,’ ‘Scarborough Fair,’ Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and ThymeBookendsBridge Over Troubled Water  youtube.com videos  myspace.com  *cf *fp *fr *mv *ss

10. Lead Belly (1888-1949)  Wikipedia entry (f.r.: 4; y). The legendary folk and blues performer who inspired many of the top white folk music performers of the 1940s and 1950s:  ‘Goodnight Irene,’ ‘Cotton Fields,’ ‘Where Did You Sleep Last Night?’‘Pick a Bale of Cotton,’ ‘Midnight Special,’ ‘Gallows Pole,’ ‘Rock Island Line’  youtube.com videos  myspace.com  *bl *ff *mi *tf

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