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BARBARA DANE 

Legendary protest singer/songwriter, co-editor of The Vietnam Songbook

http://www.wirz.de/music/danefrm.htm
http://www.barbaradane.net
http://www.zipcon.net/~highroad/dane.htm


IRWIN SILBER  

Founding editor of seminal folk magazine- Sing Out!, co-editor of The Vietnam Songbook.

http://www.furious.com/


PAREDON RECORDS

Historic protest label founded by Barbara Dane and Irwin Silber.

http://www.folkways.si.edu/paredon.htm


TULI KUPFERBERG  

Singer/Songwriter, founding member of The Fugs

http://www.furious.com/perfect/tuli.html
http://www.richieunterberger.com/kupferberg.html
http://www.thefugs.com/home.html


BEV GRANT  

Social activist, feminist, labor singer/songwriter, "cultural worker" began creating social conscious music in the late sixties, first with a feminist band called Goldflower and then with her band, Human Condition, in the early seventies. The Human Condition performed regularly for the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW).

www.bevgrant.com


JOE BANGERT  

Singer

Founding Member of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Member of  'Hanoi Chapter of the ' Quang Tri- Thua Thien  Vietnamese Veterans Association'. Inducted into the Oglala Sioux Warrior Society after serving as a member of  security during the siege of Wounded Knee.


BILL HOMANS aka WATERMELON SLIM  

Blues Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist/Harmonica player/Vietnam Veteran. 
Founding member of the Merry Airbrakes.
"Raw Psych with bluesy touch from Nam veterans, actually the first post-Vietnam record (recorded 1973)." -Forced Exposure

http://www.friedokrajones.com/

http://www.forcedexposure.com/artists/merry.airbrakes.html


MATT JONES

Singer/Songwriter

Matt Jones was a member of the Freedom Singers, and very involved with the Civil Rights Movement as a singer, activist, and composer. He participated in the Nashville Student Movement in 1960 before moving to Danville, Virginia, organizing the Danville Singing Voices in 1963. Later that same year he moved to Atlanta and, along with his brother Marshall, became associated with the Freedom Singers.

http://www.folkways.si.edu/broadside/htdocs/Jones&Laron.htm


 

THURSTON MOORE  

Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist from Sonic Youth.

http://www.sonicyouth.com/  
WWW.PROTEST-RECORDS.COM is curated by Thurston Moore and Chris Habib. The site exists for musicians, poets and artists to express LOVE + LIBERTY in the face of greed, sexism, racism, hate-crime and war.
http://WWW.PROTEST-RECORDS.COM


STEPHAN SMITH  

Singer/Songwriter/Activist.

http://www.stephansmith.com  

http://wbaiaction.org/studentvoices/a20.html  Stephan talks about how the modern folk singer-songwriter fuels the movement with song and expelling why youth and students are so important to making social progress.


JENNI MULDAUR

Singer/Songwriter

http://ubl.artistdirect.com/music/artist/card/0,,471202,00.html?artist=Jenni+Muldaur#overview 


BARRY REYNOLDS

 

Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist/Producer, 
Played with Pacific Drift, Blodwyn Pig, Marianne Faithfull, Grace Jones, Black Uhuru.

http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Diner/2674/reynolds_barry_a.htm http://www.stereosociety.com/brintmt.html


JIM O'ROURKE  

Singer/Songwriter/Producer, bass player for Sonic Youth.

http://tisue.net/orourke/
http://www.dragcity.com/bands/jimo.html  


DEAN WAREHAM  

Singer/Songwriter from Luna.

http://www.fuzzywuzzy.com/
http://www.iq451.com/music/luna-web.htm


DAVID LICHT  

Drummer, founding member of The Klezmatics, Bongwater, Shockabilly.

http://www.monsterbit.com/pcp/pcp39/klezmatics.html


CURTIS ELLER  

Singer/Songwriter/Banjo player.

http://www.curtiseller.com/


LENNY KAYE

Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist with Patti Smith Group.

http://www.oceanstar.com/patti/bio/kaye.htm


NOBLE I'M MANU-EL:BEY

Vietnam Veteran, Moor, veteran of Green Party activities and a former member of the Chicago chapter of the Black Panther Party.

http://www.humanehumans.org/


JAMAAL COTTRELL-EL:BEY

Korean War Veteran.


AMEEN-EL:BEY

Vietnam Veteran.


DAN ZANES

Singer/Songwriter

Former indie rocker with the Del Fuegos, now the coolest cat on the children's music scene.

http://www.festivalfive.com/


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DON FLEMING

Singer/Songwriter/Producer Don Fleming is a musician, music producer and works at the Alan Lomax Archive in NYC.  He has fronted his own bands, Velvet Monkeys, B.A.L.L. and Gumball, and has performed with Half Japanese, Moe Tucker, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, Dim Stars and the Backbeat Band. He has produced many bands including Hole, Screaming Trees, Teenage Fanclub, Alice Cooper, Joan Jett, The Posies and Pete Yorn.

http://www.instantmayhem.com

KIM RANCOURT

Singer/Songwriter/Promoter Kim Rancourt is a musician and promoter. He has fronted the band When People Where Shorter and Lived Near the Water, which released concept albums of the works of Gershwin and Bobby Goldsboro. His current band, After That itís All Gravy, just released their version of Wingís Band on the Run.  For many years Kim was music curator of Sideshows by the Seashore in Coney Island. He recently has finished his study of James Whistler at the Centre for Whistler Studies at the University of Scotland and is currently writing music for a new adaptation of the 1920's Hecht/Harburg/Arlen Broadway show "The Great Magoo" with musician Frank London.

http://www.ALLMUSIC.COM/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=Bte5a8qntbtc4