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TCC Playlist: 5 Songs for Labor Day

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Labor Day Protests

1) A song about working conditions, listen to “Mining for Gold” by the Cowboy Junkies:

 

2) A song about the working man longing for a better life, listen to “Working on the Highway” by Bruce Springsteen:

 

 

3) A song about John Henry who died in a race against a steam powered hammer. “They Killed John Henry” by Justin Townes Earle:

 

 

4) A classic protest song, “We Shall Not Be Moved” by Mavis Staples:

 

5) A song about forced labor, “Chain Gang” by Sam Cooke: