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Love Songs by Woman Artists
A collection of love songs by woman artists for Valentine.

Godís Gonna Trouble the Water
Lyrics and orgins of an African Spiritual and Coded Slave Song.

Hurricane on the Bayou Review
A disturbingly beautiful documentary highlighting the vanishing Louisiana wetlands explaining its role in Hurricane Katrina's devastation in NOLA.

Songs of the Unions
Compelling songs about the struggle between the unions and company ownership.

Coded Slave Songs
Expressing emotion through songs is a cathartic experience. Under the bondage of slavery, Black Americans used spirituals to express deep emotions, spiritual beliefs and secret communications.

Silent Night - the History and Lyrics
Silent Night was first written in 1816 by Josef Mohr, a priest in Austria. The music was composed by his organist, Franz Gruber.

Oh Holy Night History and Lyrics
Oh Holy Night was written by Placide Clappeau, a French mayor, in 1847. It was translated into English a few years later.

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear History and Lyrics
One of the most recognizable Christmas hymns written in the mid-1800s.

Joy to the World History and Lyrics
Joy to the World was taken straight from the Bible by Isaac Watts in 1719. The music was added by American Lowell Mason in 1822.

Deck the Halls History and Lyrics
Deck the Halls is based on an old Welsh tune, known back in the 1700s. The words were added in America in the 1800s.

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