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Political Folk follows in the footsteps of the legendary Woody Guthrie, whose highly polemical folk songs inspired a generation of tough-minded, activist singer/songwriters including Bob Dylan and Phil Ochs; simply, protest music follows the aesthetic traditions of folk, but with lyrics which take a definite, usually left-wing, political stance.

Political Folk Artists Highlights

Woody Guthrie
Woody Guthrie
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
The Weavers
The Weavers
Pete Seeger
Pete Seeger
Joan Baez
Joan Baez
Josh White
Josh White

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Political Folk Album Highlights

A Link in the Chain
Pete Seeger
A Link in the Chain
This Land Is Your Land: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 1
Woody Guthrie
This Land Is Your Land: ...
Dylan
Bob Dylan
Dylan
It's My Way!
Buffy Sainte-Marie
It's My Way!
Highway 61 Revisited
Bob Dylan
Highway 61 Revisited
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

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Political Folk Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
This Land Is Your Land Pete Seeger
Hard, Ain't It Hard Woody Guthrie
Maggie's Farm Bob Dylan
Codine Buffy Sainte-Marie
Ballad of a Thin Man Bob Dylan
Girl from the North Country Bob Dylan
Diamonds & Rust Joan Baez
Tom Joad, Pt. 1
Woody Guthrie
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine The Weavers
Forever Young Bob Dylan

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