The Forgotten History of Conservative Folk Music

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A rally of Young Americans for Freedom at Madison Square Garden in New York, 1962

1960s protest music wasn’t only for championing left-wing causes. A segment of the folk movement came out in praise of Barry Goldwater and warned against the evils of communism. Richard Paul investigates the right side of folk music.

(Originally aired October 3, 2008)

Music Playlist

  1. Commie Lies

    Artist: Janet Greene
    Album: Janet Greene Sings
    Label: Chantico Music Company
  2. Termites

    Artist: Janet Greene
    Album: Janet Greene Sings
    Label: Chantico Music Company
  3. Inch by Inch

    Artist: Janet Greene
    Album: Janet Greene Sings
    Label: Chantico Music Company
  4. It's Over Now

    Artist: The Goldwaters
    Album: The Goldwaters Sing Folk Songs To Bug The Liberals
    Label: Greenleaf Records
  5. Rejected Song

    Artist: The Goldwaters
    Album: The Goldwaters Sing Folk Songs To Bug The Liberals
    Label: Greenleaf Records
  6. What Have You Done

    Artist: The Goldwaters
    Album: The Goldwaters Sing Folk Songs to Bug the Liberals
    Label: Greenleaf Records
  7. The Folk Song Army

    Artist: Tom Lehrer
    Album: That Was the Year That Was
    Label: Reprise/WEA
  8. The Ballad of the Yellow Beret

    Artist: The Beach Bums
    Album: The Ballad of the Yellow Beret