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Frederic Rzewski

Eminent American pianist and composer Frederic Rzewski has indicated “The idea for Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues was suggested by the film “Norma Rae” (with an incredible soundtrack in which the machinery nearly drowns out the voices of the workers) about organizing in Southern industries where unions were nearly nonexistent, in the 1970’s just as in the 1920’s when the original song was written”. Performed by the brilliant pianist Conrad Tao.