2007-04-09· When activist-folk music became popular, one of the causes that singers championed was the plight of coal miners. The dirty, ill-paying work can turn anyone's lungs black, but it can also turn anyone's lights out.
Subject: Coal Mining Songs From: GUEST Date: 16 Jan 10 - 12:16 PM I'm a collector of coal mining songs. I have versions of a few hundred different songs, but I'm always learning of songs that I had never heard of before.
Travis recorded this concept album over a period of three days in March 1963, consisting of 12 originals dealing with the lives of coal miners, a subject that Travis knew well, as the only male member of his family to have escaped a livelihood earned underground.
Subject: RE: Coal Mine Songs From: dick greenhaus Date: 19 Feb 09 - 05:29 PM There's a rather wonderful little book called "The Music of Coal"--photoessays about southern Appalachian mining and two fine CDs, featuring both field recordings and good contemporary performances.
2013-08-25· Hence, the phrase "canary in a coal mine" is frequently used to refer to a person or thing which serves as an early warning of a coming crisis. By analogy, the term climate canary is used to refer ...
The work of coal miners has long been commemorated in song, disasters have led to contemporaneous ballad type songs and personal acquaintance with victims of the industry has led to intense, heart-rending insights into the side-effects of working below ground. Many songs have been found during song
Remembering The Old Songs: SHUT UP IN COAL CREEK MINE by Lyle Lofgren (Originally published: Inside Bluegrass, March 2006) A few years ago, we took a late-winter trip to Kearny, Nebraska, to watch sandhill cranes, who use the Platte River as a staging point for their northward migration.
Song Name: Working In The Coal Mine AKA Working In A Coalmine Artist: DEVO (cover song) Appears On: Heavy Metal, Working In The Coal Mine, New Traditionalists (a bonus track, with some releases), Greatest Hits, Pioneers Who Got Scalped: The …
Coal Mining with Folk Arts and Poetry. This pack brings some background information about coal mining together with songs and poems that can be used in primary schools to explore and analyse the issues surrounding coal mining.
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2 - Joseph Bryan Geoghegan (1816 - 1889), born in Salford, UK and died in Bolton was a prolific songwriter and a music hall performer and manager. 3 - A "collier" is a coal miner (or also a ship carrying coal).
"Working in the Coal Mine" is a song with music and lyrics by the American musician and record producer Allen Toussaint. It was an international hit for Lee Dorsey in 1966, and has been recorded by other musicians including Devo in 1981.