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WMSE: Driving, Working-Class Music

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The final days of the final week of a WMSE membership drive — whether it’s spring or fall, no matter — is always a testament to our DJs’ best. They spin their favorites, share their knowledge and musical memories and rock the heck out of our drive themes.

This spring, the theme is working-class, whatever-collar, music for the people. There is a  re-affirmation of and highlighting that “I AM WMSE”. Hard work from us (WMSE staff and volunteer DJs) not only goes into putting the music out over the air (time, research, love), but also a lot of hard work comes from you, the listener — YOUR time, YOUR research and sharing of YOUR favorites with us and ultimately YOUR love and support that keeps WMSE ticking.

For now, we’ll simply say that we love the spark of hard work and teamwork that WMSE inspires and we want to leave you with a little mixtape / list of some of the songs our DJs have been spinning over the past week in the spirit of this spring’s membership drive to keep you inspired to help keep us keepin’ on — just click those links and play and don’t forget about your favorite, working-class station, WMSE.

Hazel Dickens: “Coal Mining Women”

Tom Waits: “Jockey Full of Bourbon”

Colleen Green: “Taxi Driver”

The Clash: “Career Opportunities”

Suuns: “Minor Work”

Leadbelly: “Take This Hammer”

Evil Conduct: “Working Class Heroes”

Rolling Stones: “Dear Doctor”

Phox: “Engine Runner”

Odetta: “Unemployment Blues”

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