The Marxist Minstrels

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The Marxist Minstrels

 

 

Name:
Noebel, David A. (Contributor)
Title:
The Marxist Minstrels
Abstract:
As director of the Christian Crusade (see "Christian Crusade litter bag," above, for more information), Billy James Hargis frequently repackaged material into several different media in order to spread his Christian anti-communist message as widely as possible. Such was the case with this LP from 1968, which consisted of David A. Noebel’s spoken ruminations on the theme of his 1966 book, Rhythm, Riots and Revolution. In the book and this record, Noebel (an associate minister with Christian Crusade, Inc.) asserted that pop artists as diverse as the Beatles and Woody Guthrie were part of a communist plot to corrupt American youth. (The fact that acts like the Beatles were not from the United States did not seem to phase Noebel as he criticized their "un-American" nature.) The front cover of this album plays with that notion by showing fuzzy, degraded musical notation in red, white, and blue.
Collection Name:
Group Research, Inc. Records
Archival Context:
Series XV: Audio/Visual Material. Subseries XV.1: Phonograph Records. Box no. 507, Folder no. David Noebel The Marxist Minstrels: The Communist Subversion of American Folk Music
Subjects:
1968
Format:
record covers
Place of Origin:
Tulsa (Okla.)
Publisher:
Christian Crusade
Date:
[1968]
Note (Physical details):
Recording label listed as 'Christian Crusade Recordings'
Language:
English
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Digital Project:
Choosing sides: right-wing icons in the Group Research Records
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/D8N317XB