Category Archives: Songs

The Great American Songbooks

I just bought two books I should not have, but I really want this as well.

(My kingdom for a library — or for a university press bookstore one could stand and read in for hours.)

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Pour les cours

I am thinking of having a flamenco unit in one of my spring courses, and this is an interesting collection of lyrics. What do you recommend?

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“Ese trabajo gris que haces en tu casa, a solas”

That is practicing the guitar, according to Paco de Lucía, a great guitarist with a great phrase on the work that goes into producing beauty.

In fascinating news of Flamenco artists there is this, too, on Camarón de la Isla:

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That Socialist Songbook

It seems that many of the freedom songs we studied so assiduously in early elementary school were actually from the Socialist Songbook. The plot thickens, and I am not complaining.

There is this: “Ain’t going to let electric prodders / turn me ’round / I’m a marching to freedom land.” That is from the 1950s, in the United States.

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We’re going to let it shine

“I’m so glad I’m fighting for my rights, singing glory Hallelujah, I’m so glad.”

#OccupyHE

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Tous les matins du monde

Here we have some interesting information about the composer in question, background on the film, and so on.

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Lawless Soirez

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