Woody Guthrie – Gambling Man [folk]

Here’s one for all you folk aficionados. Woody is a legend slightly diminished by his Toy Story namesake (feckin’ animation). Have a listen to a true hero of Socialist USA. If you enjoyed this, please share

Woody Guthrie – Grand Coulee Dam [folk]

This is one of Woody’s best known ballads. Is there an equivalent troubadour of the blue collar worker today in the United States? Perhaps Bruce moved in that direction at times, and Dylan certainly tackled some topical issues in his time, but have any presented as solidly working class and highlighted the continuing travesties being […]

Arlo Guthrie – City Of New Orleans [folk]

Arlo Guthrie is the balladeer son of Woody, no, not from Toy Story but from the proud folk tradition of the USA. Arlo is a great entertainer in his own right and performs this classic track admirably. The lazy rhythm is appealing of those who enjoy kicking back and chilling out with a beer or […]

Planxty – The Jolly Beggar (Folk)

Planxty were widely regarded as the foremost folk music act in Ireland of the 70s and early 80s. They were instrumental (and sung a bit as well) in helping to revive the folk scene. bolstering it internationally. Today, their former members can still be heard on the airwaves of Ireland, and Christy Moore is still […]

Song For Ireland – Dick Gaughan

Here the beautiful ballad, Song For Ireland, is performed by the musical genius, Dick Gaughan. This fine rendition is an example of what can be achieved when Ireland and Scotland work together. Rebel Voice truly hopes that the proud people of Scotland get the freedom they so richly deserve. Perhaps all of Ireland will be […]

Little Musgrave – English Folk Ballad – Nic Jones/Planxty/Doc Watson

This fine old ballad is very popular in Ireland, but is better known from the renditions by Christy Moore and Planxty. Rebel Voice┬ákinda likes this Nic Jones version as Little Musgrave is originally an English song. The Planxty version is also included for comparison, as is a surprise inclusion from the US which is well […]

Dr Hook – Sylvia’s Mother

Rebel Voice is betting that most of you will not have heard this in a lifetime, and may not want to hear it again for another lifetime. Sylvia’s Mother seemed to be a right nasty piece of work. It was only a phone call, for fuck’s sake, she could have let him have a brief […]