It would be difficult to over-estimate the importance of this recording, made for us by Archie Green, who is surely the nation's leading authority on the music and folklore of the labor movement in America. Sarah Gunning was the sister of the better-known Aunt Molly Jackson. They were both active in the struggle to organize the mine workers in the Kentucky coal fields, a long, bitter, and often bloody battle. As in the civil rights struggle, songs proved to be an important element in the struggle, helping to educate the workers and encouraging them to maintain their solidarity. Sarah created some of those songs, several examples of which are included here. Powerful!