Is There Anybody Here?

Detail - by Christopher Dombres, 2003.
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Two hours of politics, hope and frustration, right in time for the day after the election. Singers pushing against the status quo, resisting all that is wrong with this world and fighting for justice.

29 different acts in this show, here is some information about some of them:

Phil Ochs:

While kicking Ochs out of his limousine, Bob Dylan once remarked: "You're not a folk singer. You're a journalist." Today, Ochs is known as one of the most important and prolific protest singers of the 60s-70s, writing hundreds of politically charged tunes in that time frame. Ochs described himself as a 'topical singer'. In 1962, Ochs moved to Greenwich, NY and became a big wheel in the legendary Greenwich folk scene besides the likes of Dylan, Baez, Simon and Garfunkel. Phil Ochs released eight studio/live records in his life. Rehearsals for Retirement was released after the 1968 Democratic National Convention and the ensuing riots, Ochs took the opportunity to put his own tombstone on the cover of the album to suggest that it was such a disgrace to democracy that it killed him. And following record company tradition: putting out a posthumous best of record, Ochs titled his next studio album Greatest Hits.

Eddie "Duke" Edwards:

After working three years as Sun Ra's percussionist, Edwards formed his group The Young Ones. Although the group recorded three albums worth of material, only Is It Too Late? saw release. Later in life, Edwards headed the Louis Armstrong Foundation in New Orleans.

Countries represented: USA, France, England, Scotland, Canada, Argentina, Japan.

  • 5:59pm Draft Dodger Rag by Phil Ochs on I Ain't Marching Anymore (Collectors' Choice Music), 1965
  • 6:01pm Is There Anybody Here? by Phil Ochs on In Concert (Elektra), 1966
  • 6:05pm Forlorn Hope by The Winter Consort on The Winter Consort (A&M Records), 1968
  • 6:08pm What Are We Waiting On? by Woody Guthrie on Hard Travelin' - The Asch Recordings, Vol.3 (Smithsonian Folkways), 1998
  • 6:10pm Riki Tiki Tavi by Donovan on Donovan (Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. De C.V.), 1970
  • 6:13pm We Can Help You by Nirvana on The Story Of Simon Simopath (Island Records), 1967
  • 6:15pm Future Won't Be Long by Spirogyra on St. Radigunds (Repertoire Records), 1971
  • 6:19pm Freedom by King Coleman on Freedom (Fairmount Records), 1967
  • 6:22pm There Is A War by Leonard Cohen on New Skin For The Old Ceremony (CBS), 1974
  • 6:25pm America by Arthur Lyman on Many Moods Of Arthur Lyman (HiFi Records), 1962
  • 6:27pm Hungry Freaks, Daddy by The Mothers Of Invention on Freak Out! (Zappa Records), 1966
  • 6:31pm Trouble Every Day by The Mothers Of Invention on Freak Out! (Zappa Records), 1966
  • 6:36pm This Is Not A Song, It's An Outburst: Or, The Establishment Blues by Sixto Rodriguez on Cold Fact (Light In The Attic), 1970
  • 6:39pm Unspoken Dreams Of Light by Eugene McDaniels on Outlaw (Atlantic), 1970
  • 6:45pm Silent Majority by Eugene McDaniels on Outlaw (Atlantic), 1970
  • 6:49pm A House Is Not A Motel by Love on Forever Changes (Elektra), 1967
  • 6:53pm Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore by John Prine on John Prine (Atlantic), 1971
  • 6:56pm 8-31 by Inoyama Land on Danzindan Pojidon (Yen Records), 1983
  • 6:58pm Campaigner by Stills Young Band on Decade (Reprise Records), 1976
  • 7:02pm Here's To The State Of Mississippi by Phil Ochs on I Ain't Marching Anymore (Collectors' Choice Music), 1965
  • 7:08pm Où Va La Chance? (There But For Fortune) by Françoise Hardy on Françoise Hardy (Disques Vogue), 1968
  • 7:11pm It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) by Bob Dylan on Bringing It All Back Home (Colombia), 1965
  • 7:19pm Do You Hear Me Now by Bert Jansch on Bert Jansch (Castle Music), 1965
  • 7:21pm Union Strike Folk Song (Parts 1 & 2) by The Simpsons on Go Simpsonic With The Simpsons: More Original Music From The Television Series (Rhino Records), 1999
  • 7:22pm Génèrique by Acanthus on The Films of Jean Rollin (Lucertola Media), 1994
  • 7:23pm Complication by Monks on Black Monk Time (International Polydor Production), 1966
  • 7:25pm Mean Machine Chant by The Last Poets on This Is Madness (Celluloid), 1971
  • 7:27pm Quiero Ser Una Luciérnaga by La Cofradía De La Flor Solar on La Cofradía De La Flor Solar (Marcoumar), 1971
  • 7:29pm (Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below, We're All Going To Go by Curtis Mayfield on Curtis (Curtom), 1970
  • 7:34pm I Ain't Marching Anymore (Electric) by Phil Ochs on I Ain't Marching Anymore (Collectors' Choice Music), 1965
  • 7:37pm The Folk Song Army by Tom Lehrer on That Was The Year That Was (Reprise), 1965
  • 7:39pm Salt Of The Earth by The Rolling Stones on Beggars Banquet (ABKCO), 1968
  • 7:44pm Quand on s'aime by Léonard Duquette Et Son Ensemble Hawaien on Succès Hawaiens, Vol.2 (Tournesol)
  • 7:46pm Is It Too Late? by Duke Edwards & The Young Ones on Is It Too Late? (Prestige), 1968
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