In "Songs for Woodworkers", "Joe Glazer" captures the essence of the jolly spirit of the men and women that often work in woods in rather harsh and dangerous conditions. In celebration of the International Woodworkers of America’s 40th anniversary, this album pays tribute to one of America’s greatest unions.
"Joe" was an American folk musician who recorded more than thirty albums over the course of his career.
In 1970 he founded "Collector Records", originally to issue his own recordings, and, later, recordings by other performers.
This "Songs for woodworkers" is a very entertaining album. There are recited songs, a capella or only accompanied by a slide guitar.
Some labor songs were composed at the end of first World War and others specially for this album. You'll find also songs that are more than 100 years old, dating from the period when large numbers of wood-workers cut the timber and floated the logs down the rivers of Maine, Quebec and Ontario.