Talking Union is a 1941 album by the Almanac Singers: Millard Lampell, Lee Hays and Pete Seeger. It is an enduring collection of working man's anthems that have been passed down through generations of laborers. Liner notes include an introduction by Pete Seeger and song explanations. In 2010 it was selected by the Library of Congress as an addition to the National Recording Registry, which selects recordings annually that are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
In 1955 the album was rereleased on Folkways Records as The Original Talking Union & Other Union Songs, expanded with seven songs recorded in 1955 by Pete Seeger and a chorus dubbed "the Song Swappers" that included Erik Darling, later of The Weavers, and Mary Travers, later of Peter, Paul and Mary.
1955 reissue track listing
|1.||"We Shall Not Be Moved"||Pete Seeger and the Song Swappers||2:19|
|2.||"Roll the Union On"||Pete Seeger and the Song Swappers||2:05|
|3.||"Casey Jones (The Union Scab)"||Pete Seeger and the Song Swappers||1:59|
|4.||"Miner's Lifeguard"||Pete Seeger and the Song Swappers||3:54|
|5.||"Solidarity Forever"||Pete Seeger and the Song Swappers||2:55|
|6.||"You've Got to Go Down and Join the Union"||Pete Seeger and the Song Swappers||2:43|
|7.||"Hold the Fort"||Pete Seeger and the Song Swappers||2:26|
|8.||"Get Thee Behind Me, Satan"||Almanac Singers||2:36|
|9.||"Union Maid"||Almanac Singers||2:12|
|10.||"I Don't Want Your Millions, Mister (All I Want)"||Almanac Singers||3:00|
|11.||"Talking Union"||Almanac Singers||2:59|
|12.||"Union Train"||Almanac Singers||2:20|
|13.||"Which Side Are You On"||Almanac Singers||2:11|