We Shall Overcome (Bernie Sanders album)
|We Shall Overcome|
|Studio album by|
|Released||December 12, 1987|
White Crow Audio
(Burlington, Vermont, United States)
We Shall Overcome is an album of folk music recorded and released by Bernie Sanders in 1987. It was done when he was mayor of Burlington, Vermont. The album has since been released on iTunes and has attained a new wave of popularity as a result of Sanders' ongoing presidential campaign.
Background[change | change source]
In 1987, Burlington-based musician Todd Lockwood was sipping coffee at Leunig's Bistro when he came up with the idea to ask the city's mayor, Bernie Sanders, to record a musical project at his studio, White Crow Audio. Lockwood called the mayor's office and left Sanders a message with a secretary. Sanders later called back to set up a meeting, where he told Lockwood "I have to admit to you this appeals to my ego."
Sanders made a list of ten songs he would be willing to record, five of which made the cut for the album.
List of songs[change | change source]
|2.||"The Banks of Marble"||5:51|
|3.||"Where Have All the Flowers Gone"||5:48|
|4.||"This Land Is Your Land"||3:06|
|5.||"We Shall Overcome"||7:22|
|6.||"A Conversation with Bernie Sanders"|
References[change | change source]
- "What a Real Folk Singer Thinks About Bernie Sanders' Folk Album".
- Davis, Mark (September 17, 2014). "Bernie Sanders Recorded a Folk Album. No Punchline Required". Seven Days. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
- Ledbetter, Stewart (November 26, 2014). "From The Archives: The Bernie Project". WPTZ. Retrieved November 16, 2015.