Mobetta Loretta | Salt of the Earth

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Salt of the Earth

by Mobetta Loretta

With lyrics inspired by the 1954 movie, "Salt of the Earth" is a theme album based upon characters involved in a miner's strike. Portrayed in southern rock style, these songs are rich with americana blends including blues and folk rock hooks.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Copper Pit Miner
6:10 $0.99
2. The Kneeling Nun
2:44 $0.99
3. Entwined & In Kind
5:21 $0.99
4. Hey Main Street
4:17 $0.99
5. I Am the Salt of the Earth
5:17 $0.99
6. Woman By the Well
3:45 $0.99
7. Hearts Reaching to the Sky
3:32 $0.99
8. Company Grinch
4:00 $0.99
9. Rise Up and Be Free
6:31 $0.99
10. Mo' Money
4:39 $0.99
11. Local 809
3:52 $0.99
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Album Notes
"Salt of the Earth" is a southern style rock album rich with americana blends of delta blues and folk rock. These songs are about my roots. These characters are true to life people that fought for civil rights during the strike against the Empire Zinc Mine Company in 1954.

The story comes to life when I sing them through the mind's eye of each character. The songs tell about the plight of the Mexican-American worker obtaining civil rights. Moreso, the rise of the feminist movement is depicted through the woman's struggle at home and on the picket line.

Even though theme albums are not very common anymore, my debut, full-length album, "Salt of the Earth," brings life to each voice that fought for hope, equality, liberty and overcame life's obstables. What could not be more fitting for a folk singer, such as myself, than to tell the story about my great uncle, Juan Chacon? This is a true account told through a blend of Folk, Americana and Blues music---straight from the heart of roots music.



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Fine contemporary folk album explores bygone era
“Salt of the Earth,” Mobetta Loretta’s latest CD, would be best described as a modern folk album with a dash of southern rock. Yet it is much more than that because it is such an ambitious and creative work; it was recorded as a concept album with all the songs being inspired by the 1954 album also titled “Salt Of The Earth.” In “Copper Pit Miner,” Mobetta sings to us about being a copper miner in an upbeat, danceable folk-blues song that features great harmonica. “I Am the Salt of the Earth” is a song in which Mobetta opts to croon to us over a pleasant combination of acoustic guitar and string section. For “Local 809” she sings about antiquated union life over a more modern and toe-tapping blues beat. The songs on this album stand up on their own, as they are great contemporary expressions of a past generation; yet when one factors in that each song is part of an overall theme it really adds substance. So check out Mobetta Loretta’s CD, “Salt of the Earth,” if you want to hear great folksy blues stories of a day gone by.