Thursday, September 30, 2010

Kickin' Hitler's Butt - Vintage Anti-Fascist Songs 1940-1944

Liam Mac Uaid

Burl Ives’ part in Hitler’s defeat has been ignored for too long. This bloodthirsty little ditty refers to lynching the Fuehrer and hanging Mussolini like a piece of meat. It’s from the album Kicking Hitler’s Butt – Vintage Anti-Fascist Songs 1940-44 and can be downloaded from all the usual places. Ives was a member of the group The Almanac Singers and perhaps someone can fill in the details about his politics.

A note of caution – the video has some gruesome pictures of dead fascists and disturbing images of Burl Ives in the bath.

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