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Presidential Campaign Songs, 1789-1996

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Free Elections
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Follow Washington (George Washington)
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Adams and Liberty (John Adams)
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For Jefferson and Liberty (Thomas Jefferson)
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Huzzah for Madison, Huzzah (James Madison)
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Monroe is the Man (James Monroe)
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Little Know Ye Who's Coming (John Quincy Adams)
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Jackson and Kentucky (Andrew Jackson)
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Rockabye, Baby (Martin Van Buren)
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Harrison Yankee Doodle, The (William Henry Harrison)
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Tippacanoe and Tyler, Too (John Tyler)
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Jimmy Polk of Tennessee (James Polk)
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Rumadum Dum (Zachary Taylor)
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Union Wagon, The (Millard Fillmore)
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Pierce and King (Franklin Pierce)
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Buchanan and John Breckenridge (James Buchanan)
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Lincoln and Liberty (Abraham Lincoln)
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Just Before Election, Andy (Andrew Johnson)
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Grant, Grant, Grant (Ulysses S. Grant)
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For Hayes and Wheeler, Too (Rutherford B. Hayes)
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If the Johnnies Get Into Power Again (James A. Garfield)
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Democrats, Good Democrats (Grover Cleveland)
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He's All Right (Benjamin Harrison)
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Marching with McKinley (William McKinley)
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Roosevelt the Cry (Theodore Roosevelt)
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Get on a Raft with Taft (William H. Taft)
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Wilson, That's All (Woodrow Wilson)
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Harding, You're the Man for Us (Warren Harding)
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Keep Cool and Keep Coolidge (Calvin Coolidge)
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If He's Good Enough for Lindy (Herbert Hoover)
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Franklin D. Roosevelt's Back Again (Franklin Delano Roosevel t)
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I'm Just Wild About Harry (Harry S. Truman)
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I Like Ike (Dwight Eisenhower)
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Marching Down to Washington (John Kennedy)
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Hello, Lyndon (Lyndon Johnson)
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Buckle Down with Nixon (Richard Nixon)
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I'm Feeling Good About America (Gerald Ford)
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Why Not the Best? (Jimmy Carter)
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California, Here We Come (Ronald Reagan)
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This Land is Your Land (George Bush)
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Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow (William Clinton)
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The Same Merry Go-Round
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Song of the Presidents
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Total Tracks: 43   Total Length: 69:05

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04.22.11
Everything you always wanted to know about US presidents but forgot to sing.
Label: Smithsonian Folkways

From Doris Kearns Goodwin to Sarah Vowell, esteemed presidential scholars recognize that the one true insight to a president's character is through his campaign theme song, and often the wisdom of the choice portends the very nature of the presidency itself. Consider, for example, the cases of Hoover ("If He's Good Enough for Lindy," even though Lindbergh, of course, was infamous for his low standards), Van Buren ("Rockabye, Baby" reflecting his sleepy term from 1837-1841)… read more »

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American history buffs, here's your album

Ticotaxi

I suppose you have to be as curious about history as I to like this album. Most of these songs I wouldn't remember (I wasn't a registered voter during George Washington's campaign), but hearing it all gives me an excellent restrospective of American campaign songs. Listening to them evolve from Washington to Clinton is quite an excursion. Like history? I recommend this one.

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Scholar esteems this CD

jlingan

As a working political historian (history professor if you prefer)I can certify that this is an excellent CD that captures many of the eras covered well, though not all presidential campaigns really had theme songs, or campaigns for that matter, before a certain point. You may not want to listen all the way through -- glossy Fleetwood Mac tunes do not improve when croaked out by an elderly folkie -- but it is certainly interesting. The eMusic reviewer is a little confused on one point. Doris Kearns Goodwin and Sarah Vowell are popular authors who get most of their information from historians. Even music lovers and the too-cool-for-school should not confuse them with "esteemed scholars." That would be like confusing George W. Bush with a heroic warrior because he looked good in that flight suit.

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One of the most thoroughly unique folk records released in 1999, Presidential Campaigning Songs: 1789-1996 is also a thorough and unique look at America’s political history. Folk singer Oscar Brand sings campaign songs for each president, from “Follow Washington” to Clinton’s campaign theme, Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow” (simply titled “Don’t Stop” on Mac releases). Along with tracing America’s political currents, Presidential Campaigning Songs also documents the changing importance of songs in a campaign. The earliest songs, like “For Jefferson and Liberty” and John Q. Adams’ “Little Know Ye Who’s Coming,” reflect the newness of the U.S. and how fresh the struggle for liberty was in people’s minds at the time. Similarly, the songs from the Roaring ’20s era, such as “Keep Cool and Keep Coolidge” and Warren G. Harding’s “If He’s Good Enough for Lindy” evoke the decade’s free-and-easy prosperity. An important and well-crafted historical document, Presidential Campaigning Songs educates and entertains in equal measure. – Heather Phares

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