What are you listening to Part 'You Linear Thinkers ... Arrrghhh'

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Van Morrison - A Sense Of Wonder

These are the days~Van Morrison

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Lance Canales & The Flood - Plane Wreck At Los Gatos (Deportee)

In 1948, a plane carrying 32 passengers crashed in the Los Gatos Canyon, California killing everyone on board. The media, including the New York Times, listed the names of the pilots, the flight attendant and the immigration guard but all 28 of the migrant workers (braceros) were labeled as deportees. This angered folk singer Woody Gutherie who wrote a poem about the crash. Almost ten years later, school teacher Martin Hoffman composed a melody to Gutherie's poem and that song became well known with covers by the likes of Johnny Cash, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan and many more.

Around 2010 Central Valley writer Tim Z. Hernandez discovered the story and soon began a project of finding the names and surviving relatives. Soon after musician Lance Canales joined the journey and composed his own version of the legendary song with Hernandez reading all the names of the deceased workers. Thanks to a fundraiser spearheaded by the two artist a new head stone has been built in the Holy Cross honoring all 32 passengers.

 

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Ani DiFranco & Ry Cooder Deportee

..another version of the song

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..the second song is called "war racket". very nice!

First Play: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Medicine Songs

Streaming ends on November 10, 2017

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Pearl Jam/Eddie Vedder -- Imagine (John Lennon Cover)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OWI-J4d18c

 

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