President's Day is the third Monday in February. It honors Washington, Lincoln and the other US Presidents.
[the office of President in general] Utah Phillps and Ani Difranco\ Candidacy\ The Past Didn't Go Anywhere\ Righteous Babe Oscar Brand has a CD of presidential campaign songs, on Smithsonian/Folkways. "White House Blues" - Charlie Poole, Bill Monroe [George Washington 1789-1797 No Party] [Thomas Jefferson 1801-1809 Democratic-Republican] Diary \ ANDREW MCKNIGHT \ Turning Pages \ Falling Mountain Monticello Nights \ MICHAEL HILL'S BLUES MOB \ Electric Storyland Live \ Ruf [Andrew Jackson - Democratic] Andrew McKnight\ Diary Jimmy Driftwood (or was it Fess Parker?)\ The Battle of New Orleans [James K. Polk - Democratic] They Might Be Giants, "James K. Polk" [Franklin Pierce - Democratic 1853-1857] Two Man Gentleman Band \ Franklin Pierce \ Dos Amigos, Una Fiesta [Abraham Lincoln 1861-1865 Republican] [Ulysses S. Grant 1869-1877 Republican] Colcannon / General Grant's visit / The life of Riley's brother / Oxford Records Rodney & McQuillen Miller \ Quindaro / Dominion / Deerfoot / President Grant's \ Pure Quill \ Great Meadow Butch Baldassari, Robin Bullock & John Reischman \ President Garfield's-President Grant's-Rising Fawn Reel \ Travellers \ Soundart [Rutherford B. Hayes 1877-1881 Republican] Darryl Purpose\ California (Rutherford Hayes in the Morning)\ A Crooked Line\ Tangible [James Garfield 1881 Republican] Johnny Cash or Art Thieme - Mr. Garfield (Bascom Lamar Lunsford) Norman and Nancy Blake, "Mr. Garfield" (on "Just Gimme Something I'm Used To") "My Name is Charles Guiteau" by Kelly Harrell and the Virginians, circa 1927. Butch Baldassari, Robin Bullock & John Reischman \ President Garfield's-President Grant's-Rising Fawn Reel \ Travellers \ Soundart [Grover Cleveland 1885-1889 & 1893-1897 Democratic] "Cleveland Marching to the White House" - Bertie Dickens (instrumental) [William McKinley 1897-1901 Republican] Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers \ White House Blues \ You Ain't Talkin' To Me \ Columbia/Legacy (also TR mentioned) [Theodore Roosevelt 1901-1909 Republican] Alice Blue Gown (written about his daughter) [William Howard Taft 1909-1913 Republican] The Two Man Gentlemen Band\ William Howard Taft\ Heavy Petting (or Live From NY) McKinley Blues [Woodrow Wilson 1913-1921 Democratic] Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie [Warren G. Harding 1921-1923 Republican] Richard Myer - Teapot dome scandal Al Stewart\ Warren G. Harding\ Past, Present and Future "When President Harding Came To Zion" by Red Rock Rondo from "Zion Canyon Song Cycle" [Calvin Coolidge 1923-1929 Republican] Martin Simpson\ Louisiana 1927\ Prodigal Son\ Compass [Herbert Hoover 1929-1933 Republican] Uncle Dave Macon\ Gov. Al Smith [Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) 1933-1945 Democratic] Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt, Jesse Winchester, Learn to Love it Woody Guthrie\ Dear Mrs Roosevelt (covered by Joel Rafael and Bob Dylan) Ry Cooder\ FDR in Trinidad\ Into the Purple Valley New Lost City Ramblers sing "Franklin D. Roosevelt's Back Again" Bill Cox\ Franklin D. Roosevelt is Back Again Bill Cox (covered by Norman Blake)\ The Democratic Donkey Is Back in His Stall "Franklin D. Roosevelt, a Poor Man's Friend" by Willie Eason onthe original Sacred Steel compilation on Arhoolie Records John Gorka\ Semper Fi\ Jack's Crows [Harry Truman 1945-1953 Democratic] Dana Cooper/Rainy Day Dog/Harry Truman built a road/Dog Eared So Long, Harry Truman, Danny O'Keefe, So Long Harry Truman (also Chris Smither does this, not sure who wrote it) Chicago\ Harry Truman\ Chicago VII [Dwight Eisenhower 1953-1961 Republican] John Prine\ My Father was a Carpenter Abilene (The Eisenhower Waltz), Peter Mulvey, The Knuckleball Suite J.B. Lenoir\ Eisenhower Blues Peter Mulvey Abilene (The Eisenhower Waltz) on the Knuckleball Suite CD. John Gorka "Oh Abraham" (also about Lincoln) on The Company You Keep The Mammals\ Industrial Park\ Evolver [John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) 1961-1963 Democratic] [Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) 1963-1969 Democratic] Tom Paxton\ Lyndon Johnson Told the Nation Country Joe & the Fish\ Superbird\ Electric Music for the Mind and Body [Richard Nixon 1969-1974 Republican] Postcards from Richard Nixon, Elton John, The Captain and the Kid James Taylor - Line 'Em Up Arlo Guthrie & Pete Seeger\ Presidential Rag\ Together in Concert Country Joe and the Fish\ Tricky Dicky Phil Ochs\ Ten Cents a Cup Phil Ochs Here's To The State of Richard Nixon Chords of Fame PRESIDENT RICHARD MILHOUS NIXON'S HORNPIPE / Norman Blake and Peter Ostroushko / Meeting On Southern Soil / Red House Records David Frye\ Nixon Sings the Blues\ Richard Nixon: A Fantasy\ Buddha [Gerald Ford 1974-1977 Republican] hadacol-Gerald Ford-All in Your Head Eclectricity has a song called "President Ford" on their self-titled first LP on Redbud Records. [Jimmy Carter 1977-1981 Democratic] Tom Paxton\ Don't Want A Bunny Wunny in My Widdle Row Boat Blue Mountain-Jimmy Carter-Dog Days [Ronald Reagan 1981-1989 Republican] Garnet Rogers\ Election Night: North Dakota\ At A High Window Peter Alsop: Atta Way to Go, Boy! (Bullets and Guitars - LP) and an MP3 was offered by Peter Austin Lounge Lizards: The Ballad Of Ronald Reagan Joan Baez / Jeffrey Shurtleff: He's A Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man (Woodstock LPs / CDs) Bonzo Goes to Washington: We Begin Bombing in Five Minutes (45) Barbara Dane: Gippergate Blues Blaze Foley: Election Day Si Kahn: Government on Horseback (Signs of The Times CD, Reagonomics Blues LP) Charlie King & Karen Brandow: I Don't Remember Rod MacDonald: Ray and Ron (A Tale of Two Americas) Tom Paxton: Little Bitty Gun Tom Paxton: We're Filling A Bottle for Ronnie (Politics Live) Tom Paxton: You Can Eat Dog Food [Bill Clinton 1993-2001 Democratic] "Do the Clinton" by the Foremen on their "Folk Heroes" album on Reprise. Loudon Wainwright III "Our boy Bill" from Social Studies [George W. Bush 2001-2009 Republican] [Barack Obama, 2009-? Democratic] Dan Bern / Osama In Obamaland / Live In Los Angeles / Self The Capitol Steps: Obamamania "Liberal Shop of Horrors" THE CANOTE BROTHERS: Obama's March To the White House, Old-Time Billy In the Lowground/Dogs In the Dishes (Clonetone) Michael Laidley:Pray For You (Hippie's Letter To Obama):Little Talks:Self The Capitol Steps - Obama Mama (whole CD) FULA FLUTE--Obama--Mansa Americana--Completely Nuts HENRY GRAY & THE CATS -- Barack Obama Boogie -- Times Are Gettin' Hard -- Lucky Cat EXTRA GOLDEN / Obama / Hera Ma Nono Peggy Seeger - Barack Obama is the One for Me - MP3 single The Corrigan Brothers / There's No One As Irish As Barack Obama - MP3 single Mighty Sparrow - Obama the Magnificint - MP3 single Christine Lavin - God Bless Barack Obama - MP3 single Michael Franti & Spearhead, Obama Song - MP3 single
See also Angela Page's playlist from 2-9-08.
Additional song suggestions? Email Richard Gillmann
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