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Bruce "Utah" Phillips (b. May 15, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio; d. May 23, 2008 in Nevada City, Calif.) was a labor organizer, folk singer, songwriter, storyteller, poet and self-described "Golden Voice of the Great Southwest". He described the struggles of working people, labor unions and the power of direct action. He often promoted the Industrial Workers of the World in his music, actions, and words. His original songs include …

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  • wow some native english speakers can't tell "hear" from "here" - amazing !
  • For me, Utah Phillips is one of the few artists who've become intregral in my own development a human being; a critical cornerstone in the house that is me. His work has become part of who i am and what i do, and for that i am eternally thankful.
  • I feel so sad that Utah died. I wish he was hear to help guide us and energize the people again for our latest fights against the government and corporations that seek to take away our freedom. I've love to hear the songs he'd have written about Occupy Wall Street and the housing bust and other problems we're facing today. I think he'd be proud to see American's still have that spirit to resist--remember, the degree to which you resist, is the degree to which you are free!
  • "The Past Didn't Go Anywhere" - what a great title!
  • He should be required listening.
  • 100,000 plays for Utah. We can do it guys.
  • Utah..... you saved my life man.
  • ....just discovered him, I'm reassured.
  • ...the degree to which you resist is the degree to which you are free... Miss ya Utah!

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