1913 Massacre

"1913 Massacre" is a topical ballad written by Woody Guthrie, and recorded and released in 1941 for Moses Asch's Folkways label. The song originally appeared on Struggle, an album of labor songs, it was eventually re-released in 1999 on Buffalo Skinners: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 4. The song is about the deaths of striking copper miners and their families in Calumet, Michigan, on Christmas Eve, 1913, commonly known as the Italian Hall disaster.

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1913 Massacre - Cover Versions and Influences
... Many artists have covered "1913 Massacre," including Cabin Sessions, Alex Campbell, Scarlett O' J├╝rgen Ehle, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Tim Grimm, Arlo Guthrie, Uncle Dave Huber, Enoch Kent, Alastair Moock, Lee ... was introduced to Woody Guthrie's songs and that he would play "1913 Massacre," and other Woody Guthrie covers "tirelessly, for the next sixty years." Reineke quotes Phil Ochs introducing Elliott during a concert in ...

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