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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. 

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