Oscar Brand Presidential Campaign Songs: 1789-1996

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  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Smithsonian Folkways

Entertainment Reviews:

Dirty Linen - 2-3/00, p.74
"...a fine singer in the old style, [he] does a good job of varying the instrumentation and arrangements within his scope. The songs themselves, and the copious notes, are very interesting..."

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Free Elections
  • Buy for $0.992.Follow Washington
  • Buy for $0.993.Adams and Liberty
  • Buy for $0.994.For Jefferson and Liberty
  • Buy for $0.995.Huzzah for Madison, Huzzah
  • Buy for $0.996.Monroe Is the Man
  • Buy for $0.997.Little Know Ye Who's Coming
  • Buy for $0.998.Jackson and Kentucky
  • Buy for $0.999.Rock-A-Bye Baby
  • Buy for $0.9910.Harrison Yankee Doodle, The (William H. Harrison)
  • Buy for $0.9911.Tippecanoe and Tyler, Too!
  • Buy for $0.9912.Jimmie Polk of Tennessee
  • Buy for $0.9913.Rum a Dum Dum
  • Buy for $0.9914.The Union Wagon
  • Buy for $0.9915.Pierce and King
  • Buy for $0.9916.Buchanan and John Breckenridge
  • Buy for $0.9917.Lincoln and Liberty Too
  • Buy for $0.9918.Just Before Election, Andy
  • Buy for $0.9919.Grant, Grant, Grant
  • Buy for $0.9920.For Hayes and Wheeler Too
  • Buy for $0.9921.If the Johnnies Get into Power Again
  • Buy for $0.9922.Democrats, Good Democrats
  • Buy for $0.9923.He's All Right
  • Buy for $0.9924.Marching with McKinley
  • Buy for $0.9925.Roosevelt the Cry
  • Buy for $0.9926.Get on a Raft with Taft
  • Buy for $0.9927.Wilson, That's All
  • Buy for $0.9928.Harding, You're the Man for Us
  • Buy for $0.9929.Keep Cool and Keep Coolidge
  • Buy for $0.9930.If He's Good Enough for Lindy
  • Buy for $0.9931.Franklin D. Roosevelt's Back Again
  • Buy for $0.9932.I'm Just Wild About Harry
  • Buy for $0.9933.I Like Ike
  • Buy for $0.9934.Marching Down to Washington
  • Buy for $0.9935.Hello, Lyndon
  • Buy for $0.9936.Buckle Down with Nixon
  • Buy for $0.9937.I'm Feeling Good About America
  • Buy for $0.9938.Why Not the Best?
  • Buy for $0.9939.California, Here We Come
  • Buy for $0.9940.This Land Is Your Land
  • Buy for $0.9941.Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow
  • Buy for $0.9942.Same Merry-Go-Round, The (Third Party)
  • Buy for $0.9943.Song of the Presidents

Product Description:

This is an updated re-recording of Oscar Brand's 1952 Folkways LP of campaign songs.
Personnel: Oscar Brand (vocals, guitar); John Foley (vocals, guitar); Jonathan Pickow (vocals, banjo, synthesizer); Jordan Brand (vocals, bass).
Includes liner notes by Anthony Seeger and Oscar Brand.
Recording information: 1998.
One of the most thoroughly unique folk records released in 1999, Presidential Campaigning Songs: 1789-1996 is also a thorough and unique look at America's political history. Folk singer Oscar Brand sings campaign songs for each president, from "Follow Washington" to Clinton's campaign theme, Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow" (simply titled "Don't Stop" on Mac releases). Along with tracing America's political currents, Presidential Campaigning Songs also documents the changing importance of songs in a campaign. The earliest songs, like "For Jefferson and Liberty" and John Q. Adams' "Little Know Ye Who's Coming," reflect the newness of the U.S. and how fresh the struggle for liberty was in people's minds at the time. Similarly, the songs from the Roaring '20s era, such as "Keep Cool and Keep Coolidge" and Warren G. Harding's "If He's Good Enough for Lindy" evoke the decade's free-and-easy prosperity. An important and well-crafted historical document, Presidential Campaigning Songs educates and entertains in equal measure. ~ Heather Phares
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