Pete Seeger Sings Out Against Stalin
“I think I should have though, when I was in the Soviet Union _ I should have asked, `Can I see one of the old gulags?'”
Pete Seeger has the Joe Stalin blues. Decades after drifting away from the Communist Party, the 88-year-old banjo-picker has written a song about the Soviet leader that's as scathing as any tune in the folk ... via CBS News
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#1 Sep 1, 2007
Dave Van Ronk, a Greenwich Village folkie from back in the day, did a parody of an old time song and called in "Down In Lubyanka Prison" making fun of the good-old-boy-stab-you-in-the-b ack culture in Soviet politics and society. He knew better, he was a Trotskyist.
Good for Pete for making a song critical one of America's favorite bloodthirsty dictators we loved to hate, especially after WWII.
During The War, A gospel group called the Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet recorded a song called "Stalin Wasn't Stallin'". It showed how we had an ally again Hitler in "the fightin' Russian bear".
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