Happy Labor Day

For Labor Day, thought I would post three songs about labor, of the sort few Americans ever experience in today’s world:

Paul Robeson - Ol' Man River

Tennessee Ernie Ford - 16 Tons

Harry Belafonte - Banana Boat


3 Responses to Happy Labor Day

  1. Nate says:

    The Chairman of the Board does a better “ol’ man river”.

  2. jackhudson says:

    Ol Blue Eye’s rendition is impeccable as always (and thanks for that, I had never seen this version before), but it is a lot easier to believe Paul Robeson actually toted barges and lifted bales than a 19 yr. old squeaky clean Sinatra.

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