George Mann | Portraits

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by George Mann

Songs that mean something from a longtime union organizer and advocate for veterans and peace, folky yet with full arrangements.
Genre: Folk: Political Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. A Folksinger in America
4:20 $0.99
2. It's Been Too Long Since I've Heard from You
4:09 $0.99
3. The Wrong Side of History
3:49 $0.99
4. Beautiful Blond Babies
4:13 $0.99
5. Trickle On Down the Mountain
4:37 $0.99
6. His Name Was John Perry
3:09 $0.99
7. Going Away
4:40 $0.99
8. The Day That Rush Limbaugh Exploded
3:37 $0.99
9. Together, We Are Union
3:54 $0.99
10. Poor Richard's Blues
4:39 $0.99
11. Broken Hill Miner
4:11 $0.99
12. I'm Going to McWalbucks Depot
3:13 $0.99
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Album Notes
Twelve new songs from the former union organizer and producer of protest and labor music! Michael Wellen on drums, Doug Robinson on bass, Marie and Annie Burns on harmonies, plus a few more special guests. Acousti-based, guitar folk and rock songs. More personal in nature than George's earlier CDs, hence the "Portraits" title.

1. A Folksinger in America: An anthem for the folksingers and those who love this music.
2. It’s Been Too Long Since I’ve Heard from You: A softer song with pedal steel by Kevin Maul.
3. The Wrong Side of History: The song of a lonely Republican. A rocker– the only song with electric guitars on this CD.
4. Beautiful Blond Babies: A love song for an elderly friend, with cellos and piano, a soft ballad.
5. Trickle on Down the Mountain: A song about mountaintop removal mining and the damage it does. Rosie Newton of The Duhks on fiddle and the Burns sisters (Marie and Annie) on harmonies.
6. His Name Was John Perry: John Perry was the only off-duty police office killed at the World Trade Center. This is his story.
7. Going Away: Utah Phillips wrote this song for Ammon Hennacy, his mentor, when Ammon died. A rolling country-western song with a haunting chorus.
8. The Day That Rush Limbaugh Exploded: Set in the near future, this is a science-fiction, tongue-in-cheek folk song with slide guitar that focuses on a day that will live in history.
9. Together, We Are Union: One of Jon Fromer’s last songs before he died of cancer in 2013. A beautiful, soulful song that brings people together every time it is sung.
10. Poor Richard’s Blues: A song for C. Richard Bauer, a Medivac pilot in Vietnam who died of cancer caused by Agent Orange . Written a few weeks before Richard passed in December 2013.
11. Broken Hill Miner: A song from Australian folksinger John Broomhall, who also sings harmony, about the struggles of miners in old Australia.
12. I’m Going to McWalbucks Depot: A fun swing song to end the collection. Piano, bass and nice harmonies!



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