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The Hand That Holds The Bread - Songs Of Progress & Protest


Release Date: 06/17/1997 
Label:  New World Records   Catalog #: 80267   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George RootHenry Clay WorkGeorge W. LoydAnonymous,   ... 
Conductor:  Earl Rivers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati's University Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

REVIEWS:
American Record Guide (11-12/97, p.253) - "...Here are some of the passions of [the Gilded Age] played out right before your ears by an ensemble of adept and very personable singers. From Populist protests (`The Hand That Holds the Bread') to suffragette anthems (`When the Girls Can Vote'), to racist ditties about Chinese laborers (`Little Ah Sid'), the themes of the times are brought out vividly....If you have any interest at all in the history of our country, I think you'll get a lot out of this off-beat, well-sung anthology."
REVIEWS:
American Record Guide (11-12/97, p.253) - "...Here are some of the passions of [the Gilded Age] played out right before your ears by an ensemble of adept and very personable singers. From Populist protests (`The Hand That Holds the Bread') to suffragette anthems (`When the Girls Can Vote'), to racist ditties about Chinese laborers (`Little Ah Sid'), the themes of the times are brought out vividly....If you have any interest at all in the history of our country, I think you'll get a lot out of this off-beat, well-sung anthology." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Hand That Holds The Bread by George Root
Conductor:  Earl Rivers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati's University Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Language: English 
2.
The Song of the Red Man by Henry Clay Work
Conductor:  Earl Rivers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati's University Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Language: English 
3.
A laborer you see by George W. Loyd
Conductor:  Earl Rivers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati's University Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Language: English 
4.
The Anti-Monopoly War Song by Anonymous
Conductor:  Earl Rivers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati's University Singers
Language: English 
5.
The Pacific Railroad by George Root
Conductor:  Earl Rivers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati's University Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
6.
The Future America by Traditional
Conductor:  Earl Rivers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati's University Singers
Written: USA 
Notes: Arranged: H.C. Dodge 
7.
Drill, Ye Tarriers, Drill by Anonymous
Conductor:  Earl Rivers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati's University Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1888; USA 
Notes: This song is sometimes attributed to Thomas F. Casey. 
8.
Out of Work by Septimus Winner
Conductor:  Earl Rivers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati's University Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Notes: This work was written by Septimus Winner under the pseudonym "Alice
Hawthorne." 
9.
Eight Hours by Jesse H. Jones
Conductor:  Earl Rivers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati's University Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Notes: This song was written in collaboration with I.G. Blanchard. 
10.
The Chinese, the Chinese, you know by W. S. Mullally
Conductor:  Earl Rivers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati's University Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Notes: This song was written in collaboration with John E. Donnelly. 
11.
Little Ah Sid by Joseph P. Skelley
Conductor:  Earl Rivers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati's University Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
12.
No Irish need apply by Anonymous
Conductor:  Earl Rivers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati's University Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
13.
Uncle Sam's Farm by Edwin Pearce Christy
Conductor:  Earl Rivers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati's University Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Notes: This song was written in collaboration with Jesse Hutchinson. 
14.
Jim Fisk by William J. Scanlan
Conductor:  Earl Rivers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati's University Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
15.
Kick him when he's down by T. Martin Towne
Conductor:  Earl Rivers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati's University Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
16.
We never speak as we pass by by Anonymous
Conductor:  Earl Rivers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati's University Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
17.
When the girls can vote by M. H. Evans
Conductor:  Earl Rivers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati's University Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Notes: This song was written in collaboration with Emma Pow Smith. 
18.
Ma! Ma! Where's my pa? by Monroe H. Rosenfeld
Conductor:  Earl Rivers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati's University Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
19.
Little Brown Jug by Joseph Eastburn Winner
Conductor:  Earl Rivers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati's University Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
20.
My father's a drunkard by Susan M. Parkhurst
Conductor:  Earl Rivers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati's University Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1866; USA 
Notes: This song was written in collaboration with Nellie H. Bradley. 
21.
Crooked Whiskey by Anonymous
Conductor:  Earl Rivers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati's University Singers
Period: Romantic 
22.
Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay by Henry J. Sayers
Conductor:  Earl Rivers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati's University Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891 
Notes: Arranged: Angelo A. Asher and Richard Morton 
23.
The Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man by John Hutchinson
Conductor:  Earl Rivers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati's University Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Notes: Arranged: H.H. Hawley 
24.
After the Fair by Charles Kassell Harris
Conductor:  Earl Rivers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati's University Singers
Period: Romantic 
Notes: This song was written in collaboration with Otto Bonnell. 

Sound Samples

The Hand That Holds The Bread
The Anti-Monopoly War Song
The Pacific Railroad
The Song of The Red Man
The Future America
Drill, Ye Tarriers, Drill
A Laborer You See, and I Love Liberty
Out of Work
Eight Hours
The Chinese, The Chinese, You Know
Little Ah Sid
No Irish Need Apply
Uncle Sam's Farm
Jim Fisk, or He Never Went Back On The Poor
Kick Him When He's Down
We Never Speak As We Pass By
When The Girls Can Vote
The Fatherhood of God and The Brotherhood of Man
Ma! Ma! Where's My Pa
Little Brown Jug
Father's A Drunkard, And Mother Is Dead
Crooked Whiskey
After The Fair
Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay

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