by The Script
Sung by Bennett Cooperman with Kevin Fennell, guitar; Alan Shapiro, keyboard; Rob Colavito, drums; Allan Michael, bass; Christopher Balchin, synthesizer. Comment refers to Eli Siegel’s explanation in the Aesthetic Realism lesson of a rock musician: “Is there [in rock and roll] the utmost pain and the utmost assertion? Is it the blare of agony?…The purpose of rock is to make secrets a public delight.”
“Anyone Who Had a Heart”
by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
from “Rock ‘n’ Roll, the Opposites, & Our Greatest Hopes—a Celebration!” is performed by Carrie Wilson, with Meryl Nietsch-Cooperman, Ann Richards, & Lynette Abel. This event of the Aesthetic Realism Theatre Company has been presented throughout the NYC metropolitan area, NJ, and CT.
“This Land Is Your Land”
by Woodie Guthrie
From the comment to the song: “In 1949 Woody Guthrie wrote a song that has been popular all the years since, yet generally people haven’t seen that it’s about the most important question in economics, a question that’s being fought about in various ways today: ‘To whom does America belong? Who should own the land, the wealth, the jobs of America?'”
“Carol of the Drum”
by Harry Simeone, Katharine K. Davis & Henry Onorati
From the presentation “The Beauty and Urgency of Justice,” performed by the Aesthetic Realism Theatre Company chorus, under the direction of Barbara Allen.
by The Penguins
Performed by Bennett Cooperman, Kevin Fennell, Timothy Lynch & Alan Shapiro of the Aesthetic Realism Theatre Co. for the Teamsters Women’s Conference 2011. They are singing it to show how the basis of unions is in the technique of art…
“Unfair,” from Fiorello!
by Sheldon Harnick & Jerry Bock
Part of the presentation “Ethics Is a Force!— Songs about Labor,” performed at The International Brotherhood of Teamsters 28th International Convention in Las Vegas. Sung by Timothy Lynch, Meryl Nietsch-Cooperman, Carrie Wilson, and Anne Fielding of the Company.
by Ralph Chaplin
Sung by Timothy Lynch (center)—with (from left) Bennett Cooperman, Meryl Nietsch-Cooperman, Carrie Wilson, Alan Shapiro, & Anne Fielding. From “Ethics Is a Force—2015! Songs about Labor” performed at the New York State Conference of Teamsters
by Merle Travis
Sung by Timothy Lynch, Bennett Cooperman, & Kevin Fennell, at the Teamsters Women’s Conference, NYC. Alan Shapiro, Keyboard; Barbara Allen, Drums.