|Brochure from the Coalition of Labor Union Women, 1980. Collector Records business papers, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.|
|Paste-up for Songs of Steel & Struggle, 1975. Collector Records business papers. Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.|
|Songs of the Wobblies, 1977. Collector Records business papers, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.|
Oppressed groups have historically addressed their oppressors through song. Folk song, and labor song, are a reflection of the community from which they are created. They reflect the values, social norms, and concerns of the surrounding community. For particular social movements and historical time periods where printed media could not carry a message fast enough, or for communities in which literacy is not a given, folk music served as substitute for mass media and a way to relay social and political messages off the wire. The idea of using music as a political unifier has deep roots and Glazer recognized that idea through the release of albums such as I Will Win: Songs of the Wobblies which contains songs published as early as 1909 in the Wobblies' original hymnal I.W.W. Songs: To Fan the Flames of Discontent.
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