Utah Phillips - Making Speech Free
Captured live on May 7, 1999, as part of a Free Speech Teach-In, the inestimable “Golden Voice of the Great Southwest” delivers 74 minutes of his trademark history, humor, song, and struggle. It’s a signature performance that reminds us that we still can be inspired, educated, and entertained while we “Don’t Mourn, Organize.”
“Phillips above all is a consummate showman, a master of the theater… Phillips has a genius for making peo- ple laugh and care at the same time.” —Boston Globe
“If you have never heard Utah Phillips live, you’re in for a treat. He’s fantastic. Unique. You’ll feel better ever after, as you recall him. There’s no one like him.” —Pete Seeger
- Railroading on the Great Divide
- "Armed with only our sense of degradation"
- No More Reds in the Union
- "She favored bank robbers"
- Pretty Boy Floyd
- "Anybody who doesn't need a cop to tell him what to do"
- "The rich will not permit you to vote away their wealth"
- I Got to Know Why
- "All we want is to create voluntary combinations"
- I Will Not Obey
- "The origin of the hiring hall and free speech rights"
- Preacher and the Slave
- "Keep your hands in your pockets"
- Bread and Roses
- "The most dangerous woman in America"
- The Charge on Mother Jones
- "A strike is a massive act of free speech"
- There's Power in the Union
- This Land is Not Our Land
- "You cannot even passively participate"
Catalog Number: DIRT-CD-0063