Songs of Social significance

The Radical Songbook is guaranteed to entertain and inform you with great songs of social significance by outstanding singer-songwriters.

December 2022

Radical Songbook Playlist

December 2022

  1. Sing Me a Song with Social Significance/ Rebel Voices/

  2. Let’s Build a Wall Around Jesus/ Mike Glick and Generations/

  3. Brave New Christmas/ Anne Feeney/

  4. Peacenik/ Roy Zimmerman/

  5. The War Against Forgetting/ Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore/

  6. Say Yes/ Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore/

  7. Stand and Fight/ Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore/

  8. Sweep the Moneychangers From Your Soul/ Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore/

  9. Win, Lose or Draw/ Robb Johnson and the Irregulars/

  10. From Tolpuddle to Timbuktu/ Robb Johnson and the Irregulars/

  11. The Summer Time is Coming/ Robb Johnson and the Irregulars/

  12. Be Reasonable/ Robb Johnson and the Irregulars/

  13. One/ Rebel Voices/

  14. There is a Wall/ Rebel Voices/

  15. The Waitress Song/ Rebel Voices/

  16. Commonwealth of Toil/ Rebel Voices/

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“A Christmas Carol” -the brilliant ghost story Charles Dickens wrote to scare the rich and comfortable into understanding that the poor and working class were actually humans beings. But ever since he wrote it the same rich and comfortable have been trying to defang, deform, and tame his demand for social justice.


But the Tony award-winning, never-ever silent San Francisco Mime Troupe has reclaimed this activist story with our own revolutionary radio adaptation, with a cast of Mime Troupe favorites.


This is not their Christmas Carol. This is our carol. This is… A Red Carol.


A Red Carol is a radio version of the Mime Troupe show of the same name, originally performed at Occupy Oakland, 2011. A Red Carol is written and directed by SFMT’s resident playwright, Michael Gene Sullivan, and features Andre Amarotico, Velina Brown, Lisa Hori-Garcia, Wilma Bonet, Michael Gene Sullivan, Amos Glick, Jarion Monroe, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro, Milo Carter-Daniels, and Michael McShane as Scrooge.

Available for your listening pleasure, and laughs, through December 6.

The Original Radical Songbook

December 2022

Featuring some great songs by Wilco, Angelique Kidjo, The Linda Lindas, Bruce Springsteen, Mavis Staples, John Lennon, Gil Scott-Heron, Jorma Kaukonen and many more.

Pins and Needles


Eighty five years ago, the pro-labor musical revue “Pins & Needles” opened on Broadway with a cast of members of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. “Pins & Needles” became a big hit, with over a thousand performances. Michigan State University College of Music Professor Maria Cristina Fava explains the relationship of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union and the Theatre Guild in the production of "Pins and Needles".

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