Labor's Troubadour (Music in American Life) (Music in American Life)

Labor s Troubadour Music in American Life Music in American Life Spiced with colorful anecdotes leavened with humor and rich with compassion for the struggles of the rank and file worker Labor s Troubadour traces the life and work of labor balladeer Joe Glazer F
  • Title: Labor's Troubadour (Music in American Life) (Music in American Life)
  • Author: Joe Glazer
  • ISBN: 9780252026126
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Spiced with colorful anecdotes, leavened with humor, and rich with compassion for the struggles of the rank and file worker, Labor s Troubadour traces the life and work of labor balladeer Joe Glazer For than half a century, armed only with his guitar, reams of songs, and conviction, Glazer has marshaled the power of music to fight for union representation in mills, mSpiced with colorful anecdotes, leavened with humor, and rich with compassion for the struggles of the rank and file worker, Labor s Troubadour traces the life and work of labor balladeer Joe Glazer For than half a century, armed only with his guitar, reams of songs, and conviction, Glazer has marshaled the power of music to fight for union representation in mills, mines, factories, and offices all over the country A performer, educator, and musical agitator for all good causes, Glazer has sung on picket lines, in worn out union halls, and at elegant dinners, using humor, irony, and pathos to drive home the message of unionism With the ease and lan of a seasoned storyteller, Glazer tells of sharing platforms with political powerhouses including Harry Truman, Eleanor Roosevelt, Hubert Humphrey, Adlai Stevenson, George McGovern, John F Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Ladybird Johnson, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton With sparks of humor, he describes his encounters with Jackie Kennedy, Rudolf Serkin, and other celebrities, as well as his relationships with Walter Reuther, George Meany, Cesar Chavez, Philip Murray, John Sweeney, and other outstanding leaders of the labor movement During half a lifetime of rubbing shoulders with the powerful, however, Glazer s focus has never wavered from supporting workers efforts to secure fair wages and decent working conditions His reward has been to see his music bring unity out of discord, galvanize union support, and lift the spirits of striking workers who were running low on every resource except a shared faith in the strength of unity In a career that has taken him all over the world to sing, write, and collect songs about the common human condition of working, Glazer has seen songs about the battle for the eight hour day give way to songs about automation and cheap imports, with a constant refrain of union busters, scabs, solidarity, plant safety, and retirement benefits Seventy of these songs are included in the book An enthusiastic recruiter and promoter of new talent, Glazer has also drawn a number of new labor balladeers into the limelight, some of whom he profiles here A lively and moving testament of sticking to the union, Labor s Troubadour reveals the powerful role music can play in the serious business of changing the world.
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