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Tom Lehrer - National Brotherhood Week





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Published on Jul 26, 2007

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This song really is a show off for all Tom Lehrer's talents and it will stay with us as long as multi racial societies exists on this earth. No, as long as there are people on this earth :-) If you visit the channel front page, you can also watch another version of the song with Lehrer's intro.

Yes, Lehrer said "OK" to "The Tom Lehrer Wisdom Channel", as long as the performance is not altered and as long as it's free in the YouTube flash video format.

Click on the user name and visit the channel's front page. The channel is Lehrer only. And here is a link to a NEW channel support page:

© Tom Lehrer

Recording date: September 11th 1967
Format: Ampex Quadruplex PAL 4:3
Status: A very rare recording
Storage: Sony Digital Betacam

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Cassius Clay and Mrs. Wallace are mentioned in this song, but were not mentioned in the original recording. The two people mentioned in the original recording were:

Lena Horne, born 1917, was a mulatto lounge singer, active in the 1960's, who became the first black American movie star when she signed a contract with MGM in 1942. Sheriff Jim Clark of Selma, Alabama, was responsible for several violent arrests of Civil Rights protestors, over the wishes of Selma mayor Joseph Smitherman, who wanted to bring industry to the town, and didn't want the negative publicity that violence would bring.

Production and preservation: The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation - the NRK, Norway. More here:


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