People's Songs

People's Songs was a quarterly song magazine published in the United States from 1946 to 1950. The magazine was founded by Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, and Lee Hays, prominent folk singers and social activists of the time.Image:peoples-songs-sample-cover

The magazine's purpose was to promote the use of songs as a tool for social change and activism. Each issue of People's Songs contained the lyrics and music for a variety of folk songs, as well as articles and reviews of recordings and performances.

People's Songs also served as a way for folk singers and activists to connect and share their music. The magazine featured contributions from a wide range of musicians, writers, and artists, including Lead Belly, Malvina Reynolds, and Alan Lomax.

In addition to its print publication, People's Songs also organized concerts, festivals, and other events to promote social justice causes through music. The magazine played a key role in the folk music revival of the 1940s and 1950s, and helped to inspire a new generation of musicians and activists.

Despite its relatively short lifespan, People's Songs had a lasting impact on American music and culture. Its focus on using folk songs as a tool for social change helped to inspire future movements, including the Civil Rights movement and the anti-war protests of the 1960s.{{Categories}}

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