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  •  quick DKU note on the answer to # 1 (4+ / 0-)

    Len Chandler isn't as well known as folks like Peter Paul and Mary or Pete Seeger, so here's a quick excerpt from his Wikipedia entry:

    By the early 1960s, Chandler began to get involved in the Civil Rights Movement. He sang at demonstrations and rallies, and won a reputation as a protest songwriter. One of his most famous songs was "Beans in My Ears", which was covered by the Serendipity Singers, as well as Pete Seeger. He also served as one of the original crew members of Seeger's CLEARWATER organization in working to save the environment around the Hudson River Valley.

    Chandler was also a performer in the traveling anti-war troupe F.T.A., which was organized by Jane Fonda in 1971. With Holly Near and Rita Martinson, the group toured the United States and bases throughout the Pacific Rim. The travels were filmed, however the documentary was pulled from theatres a week after its release due to the controversy surrounding Fonda's visit to Hanoi.

    After penning topical material related to the Original Black Panther Party, he began writing three topical songs a day for the KRLA radio program, The Credibility Gap, which released some of his songs, including "Soul in Ice", on their record An Album Of Political Pornography.

    Sorry, didn't have time to locate a YouTube of one of his more political songs, but here's the song mentioned above as sung by Pete Seeger:

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