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Favorite Protest Music

I feel it in my finguhs, I feel it in my toes – summer is all around us.  And so the feelings grows!

This post is in celebration of many things: the end of the school year, the beginning of summer, novels by the poolside, traveling, and life.  I was listening to The People Speak soundtrack in my amazing new-found very limited free time, and wanted to devote a post to protest music.  Here are some of my favs, but I want to hear yours!

These are in no particular order and just a few of tons of great protest songs:

The Temptations  Ball of Confusion

Aretha Franklin Respect

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Ohio

CCR Fortunate Son

Edwin Starr War

Michael Jackson  Black or White

Helen Reddy I Am Woman

Michael Franti and Spearhead Say Hey! (I love you)

Peggy Lee  I’m a Woman

Joan Baez and Bob Dylan I Pity the Poor Immigrant

Bob Dylan The Times They Are A-Changin

Tracy Chapman Change  (which I would love to link but can’t!  if you don’t know it, go right now and listen to it.  right now!)

Loretta Lynn The Pill

And I wish The Rolling Stones’ Gimme Shelter were in honor of homeless people.

Lemme hear your favs!


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