Labor's troubador Joe Glazer, Sept. 19 Joe Glazer, the singer-songwriter who over a 60-year career became known as Labor's Troubador, died on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, at his home in Chevy Chase, Md. He was 88. The songs of Glazer, shown here in 1981, were meant to rouse, and they did. With his booming baritone voice, a thumping guitar, a broad infectious smile and a natural exuberance, he lit up labor halls. He was in constant demand well into his eighties. He wrote three songs that became labor classics: Automation, The Mill Was Made of Marble and Too Old to Work. He recorded more than 30 albums and became a leading collector, publisher and historian of labor and protest songs, helping establish the Labor Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., according to the Washington Post.
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