04-19-2016, 05:31 AM
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The Red Army Choir performing the American classic "Sixteen Tons"; nothing political, just a somewhat different take on a song I've had stuck in my head for a few days.



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 04-19-2016, 05:57 AM
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Disturbing and ironic at the same time.....

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 04-19-2016, 08:00 AM
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Soviet propaganda history suggests they would have produced 32 tons, far outstripping the Capitalists.

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 04-19-2016, 08:29 AM
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Tennessee Ernie Ford is rolling over in his grave, I tell you.

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 04-19-2016, 09:03 AM
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One could always purge one's ears with Andre Rieu, Lawrence Welk  or remembering our collective grandfathers, uncles et al singing Lily Marlene in German at the local VFW after to many Shots- which in retrospect was kinda fun.

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 04-19-2016, 09:08 AM
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(04-19-2016, 08:29 AM)Mystic Water Wrote: Tennessee Ernie Ford is rolling over in his grave, I tell you.

Possible - Merle Travis (who wrote it) might have enjoyed it though; he wrote several songs about the drudgery of coal mining and other blue collar work. Merle singing "Sixteen tons" is also interesting, being more 'raw' than the more commonly played cover versions.

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 04-19-2016, 11:09 AM
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My babushka Yasha Tseliskovskaya would be heartbroken if I did not speak for Mother Russia. I learned this song in Kodiak from Russian descent crab fishermen at a bar. I stood on the table singing it with a few shots of vodka smashing the glasses into the fireplace frightening some graduate biology student from des Moines up to film bears.

This is correct Russian way of singing. DA!

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 04-19-2016, 11:42 AM
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(04-19-2016, 08:00 AM)rsp1202 Wrote: Soviet propaganda history suggests they would have produced 32 tons, far outstripping the Capitalists.

How true - plus it would be with half the workers and in less time!

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 04-19-2016, 11:46 AM
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Love those early Russian singers....got to practice the songs my father would sing and do the kazach Aaaaa Badgerkie...(probably spelled wrong) ..a dance which must be seen to be believed

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 04-19-2016, 12:19 PM
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Actually, look at what the Russian people did. Their military collapse in WW1 released the german army to the west and would have defeated the allies were it not for American involvement. They fought a civil war, were invaded  by allied expeditions and then saw the revolution  robbed by another tyrant. But in a generation a illiterate nation of serfs built, at great cost ( environmental degradation, human rights) an industrial power, education system and military that tore the guts out of Nazi Germany- again at great cost. That the Soviet state eventually failed from major mistakes cannot take that away and we have Polsilvers as reward. we've made similar mistakes and offer- bic disposables Laughing1

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