Dear Mr. President (album)

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Dear Mr. President
Studio album by Almanac Singers
Released 1942
Genre Folk
Label Keynote
Producer Alan Lomax
Almanac Singers chronology
Songs Of The Lincoln Battalion
(1942)
Dear Mr. President
(1942)

Dear Mr. President is a 1942 album by the Almanac Singers: Agnes Cunningham, Baldwin "Butch" Hawes, Woody Guthrie, Millard Lampell, Lee Hays and Pete Seeger. After the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor, in February 1942 the Almanacs went into the studio to record a set of songs supporting the American war effort. This was partly to do with the fact that with American entrance into World War II all American unions adopted a no-strike pledge.[1] Another contributing factor was that, after Hitler invaded the USSR in June 1941, Moscow had reversed its previous anti-intervention stance as expressed in the group's earlier album, Songs for John Doe. This lost the Almanacs a sizeable chunk of their working repertoire. The songs are:[1]

Track listing[edit]

Track Song Title By
1. Belt Line Girl Agnes 'Sis' Cunningham
2. Dear Mr. President Pete Seeger
3. Deliver the Goods Seeger, Hawes
4. Reuben James Guthrie, Hays, Lampell
5. Round and Round Hitler's Grave Guthrie, Lampell, Seeger
6. Side By Side Arthur Stern

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Almanac Singers. Dear Mr. President Retrieved February 21, 2008