Ding Dong Dollar

‘Ding Dong Dollar’ (DDD) was a Scottish songwriting project of the early 1960s, focusing on opposition to Polaris nuclear weapons.  It is regarded as one of the high-points of political songwriting in Scotland and Britain; and one song, ‘The Freedom Come All Ye’, is widely considered as the single best new song of the Scottish folk music revival. 

The documents gathered here by Stewart Black and Jim McLean trace the fascinating Russian connections of DDD, and tell the story of how Samuil Marshak became involved in translating the songs for publication in the Soviet Union.  The album itself is available for sale at Folkways Recordings.