Friday, August 07, 2009
The Story about The Song:
WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON? - ROCK THE VOTE 2008 - Florence Reece - Natalie Merchant. Just some of the "Words That Changed America".This Union Song was written by Florence Reece in 1930 - 1931 while mine owners were terrorizing coal workers in bloody Harlan County. Natlie Merchant - From - The House Carpenter's Daughter - Released in 2003. This song was written by Florence Reece in the 1930's when big business and big money were terrorizing the working man. Florence Reece introduced it to the UMW (United Mine Workers) in the 1930's in protest.Natlie Merchant later covered it in her Album - "The House Carpenter's Daughter".Still today the Middle Class struggles to survive while Politicians conveniently remain "Out of Touch" with working America while Big Money and Big Business working in concert; Work to the demise of Middle Class America, sometimes by default and others by design.