“Goodbye to the way things have been,” sung by the Joe Hill Singers

“Goodbye to the way things have been,” sung by the Joe Hill Singers

  • Source: Elana Mann
  • Year: 2014
  • Submitted by: Elana Mann

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This is a recording of the Joe Hill Singers at a Black Friday Walmart protest in Long Beach, CA on November 28, 2014. The group sang activists songs amidst a larger protest of Walmart labor policies. The Joe Hill Singers, named after the Swedish-American labor activist Joe Hill (b. 1879-d. 1915), was formed in the fall of 2014 by Frau Fiber and Emily Lacy.

Resonate-Reverberate-Roar (Re-Re-Roar) is a growing archive of original sounds that express an experimental, independent, and socially progressive spirit.  The sounds on Re-Re-Roar include field recordings, interviews, songs, speeches, experimental music, and more. Re-Re-Roar is a site for activ[ist] listening, with the purpose of distributing sounds of resistance to eager ears around the globe. Visitors are encouraged to add their own sounds of resistance to the archive through the website's submit function.

Re-Re-Roar originated from artist Elana Mann’s collection of sounds of resistance, which she began during the Iraq war in 2007 by recording commuters in Los Angeles and Iraq. The website was incubated during Mann's time as the 2013 Amy M. Sears artist-in-resident at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN, amongst a group of peace activists from the Sisters of St. Joseph Carondelet & Consociates. Re-Re-Roar was designed by Roman Jaster and Nicole Jaffe, with production assistance from Reilo Dahl. For more about Elana Mann visit: elanamann.com

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