Talking Union & Other Union Songs

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Talking Union
Almanac Singers Talking Union.jpg
Studio album by Almanac Singers
Released 1941
Genre Folk
Label Keynote 1941 Release,
Smithsonian Folkways 1955
Producer Eric Bernay
Almanac Singers chronology
Songs for John Doe
Talking Union
Deep Sea Chanteys and Whaling Ballads

Talking Union is a 1941 album by the Almanac Singers: Millard Lampell, Lee Hays and Pete Seeger. It was selected by the Library of Congress as a 2010 addition to the National Recording Registry, which selects recordings annually that are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".[1]

Track listing[edit]

Track Song Title By
1. All I Want Jim Garland
2. Get Thee Behind Me, Satan Lampell, Hays, Seeger
3. Talking Union Lampell, Hays, Seeger
4. Union Maid Woody Guthrie
5. Union Train Hays
6. Which Side Are You On Florence Reece

1955 reissue[edit]

In 1955 the album was rereleased on the Smithsonian Folkways label as The Original Talking Union & Other Union Songs, expanded with seven songs by Pete Seeger and Chorus (comprising side A). The track listing for this release is:

  1. "We Shall Not Be Moved"
  2. "Roll the Union On"
  3. "Casey Jones (The Union Scab)"
  4. "Miner's Lifeguard"
  5. "Solidarity Forever"
  6. "Join the Union"
  7. "Hold the Fort"
  8. "Get Thee Behind Me, Satan"
  9. "Union Maid"
  10. "I Don't Want Your Millions, Mister (All I Want)"
  11. "Talking Union"
  12. "Union Train"
  13. "Which Side Are You On?"


  1. ^ "The National Recording Registry 2010". Library of Congress. Retrieved April 10, 2011.