Looking For Freedom: A Celebration Of The Music Of Jon Fromer by Jon FromerLooking For Freedom: A Celebration Of The Music Of Jon Fromer by Jon Fromer

Looking For Freedom: A Celebration Of The Music Of Jon Fromer

byJon FromerOtherReed Fromer

Audio Book (CD) | July 1, 2015

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An audio celebration of labor and civil rights activist and folk singer Jon Fromer's music

A tribute to the San Francisco folk and blues artist whose soulful singing style and original songs about work, love, struggle, and triumph helped fuel movements for peace, human rights, and social justice for nearly 50 years, Looking for Freedom: A Celebration of the Music of Jon Fromer is exactly that: a musical celebration of a beloved activist and artist. From marching in Selma in 1965 to his final journey to the School of the Americas Watch protest in late 2012, Jon Fromer (1946–2013) lent constant musical support to people’s efforts to build more free, just, and peaceful societies. He performed to devoted fans in packed concert halls across the United States and in Europe—but was always most at home leading the singing contingent of a rally, a march, or a picket line. This CD showcases 13 of Jon Fromer’s songs, a combination of his most beloved signature pieces and some previously unrecorded material, performed and produced by his nephew and longtime accompanist Reed Fromer. Fan favorites include “My Feet Are Tired,” a rousing tribute to Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott; “Bessie,” a recounting of the tragic fate of blues legend Bessie Smith; and “Harvest of My Soul,” Jon’s last completed song, which invokes one’s magnified appreciation of the joys of life when time becomes a more precious commodity. Also included are four archival recordings of Jon himself, including two selections from his live concert CD, We Do the Work. The final track is Jon’s own rendition of “Harvest of My Soul,” recorded just five days before he died.
Throughout his life, Jon Fromer (1946–2013) personified the idea of putting one’s artistic talent to use toward the goal of creating a better world. From marching in Selma in 1965 at age 18 to his final School of the Americas Watch protest in late 2012, Jon and his phenomenal singing and songwriting talents lent unceasing support and i...
Title:Looking For Freedom: A Celebration Of The Music Of Jon FromerFormat:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:1 pages, 5.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:July 1, 2015Publisher:PM PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1629631248

ISBN - 13:9781629631240

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"When Jon Fromer took the microphone the whole scene was transformed. His gift is to bring ordinary people together and make them move. It starts with his right hand, which hammers the guitar strings with ferocious commitment and reverberates down to his feet, which tramp in place like an army of one—justice bound."  —Eric Wolfe, Reporter