We could write an entire Blog about the history of "Which Side Are You On?", that iconic song written by Florence Reece in 1931 and covered by many including Pete Seeger. Instead of that, I want to tell you about Ani DiFranco's new album of the same name.
“Which Side Are You On?” is Ani's first album of new material in just over three years, and she includes a radically (and I mean radically!) reworked rendition of this iconic song. Ani calls Pete Seeger her "elder" and her "father in folk and political song". Even though Pete made his interpretation of this song over five decades ago, it remains as relevant as ever today.
You'll be hearing Ani's new version on WUMB very soon, and I'd love to get your thoughts on the song. Oh and by the way, Pete even plays a little bit of banjo on the song himself. You'll have to listen closely, but Pete even does a little harmonizing on it as well.
Ani's new album isn’t going to be released until January 17th, but you can purchase an advance copy of the CD on Amazon.com and WUMB will receive 8% of your purchase. Here’s the link: http://www.amazon.com/Which-Side-Are-You-Difranco/dp/B0060GVI2C/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&tag=wumbradio-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B005RYF5lG
- Jay Moberg