Almanac Singers

Almanac Singers

 

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The Almanac Singers was an American New York City-based folk music group, active between 1940 and 1943, founded by Millard Lampell, Lee Hays, Pete Seeger, and Woody Guthrie. As their name indicated, they specialized in topical songs, mostly songs advocating an anti-war, anti-racism and pro-union philosophy. They were part of the Popular Front, an alliance of liberals and leftists, including the Communist Party USA (whose slogan, under their leader Earl Browder, was "Communism is twentieth century Americanism"), who had vowed to put aside their differences in order to fight fascism and promote racial and religious inclusiveness and workers' rights. The Almanac Singers felt strongly that songs could help achieve these goals.[citation needed]

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Songs for John Doe
 
Songs for John Doe is the 1941 debut album and first released product of the Almanac Singers, an influential early folk music group.
Talking Union & Other Union Songs
 
Talking Union is a 1941 album by the Almanac Singers: Millard Lampell, Lee Hays and Pete Seeger.
Deep Sea Chanteys and Whaling Ballads
 
Deep Sea Chanteys and Whaling Ballads are two albums recorded then combined for release as a 1941 album by the Almanac Singers.
Dear Mr. President
 
Dear Mr. President is a 1942 album by the Almanac Singers: Agnes Cunningham, Baldwin "Butch" Hawes, Woody Guthrie, Millard Lampell, Lee Hays and Pete Seeger. After the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor, in February 1942 the Almanacs went into the studio to record a set of songs supporting the American war effort.

Popular Albums23

Album Appearances & References12

Popular Songs1

Song Appearances & References2

Collaborators & Influencers6

Other Music-Related Relationships1

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Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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