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The Greatest Songs of Woody Guthrie

Album: The Greatest Songs of Woody Guthrie
# Song Title   Time
1)    This Land Is Your Land
2)    Do Re Mi
3)    So Long, It's Been Good to Know Yuh
4)    Pastures of Plenty
5)    Deportee (Plane Wreck at los Gatos
6)    900 Miles
7)    Roll on Columbia
8)    Hard, Ain't It Hard
9)    Dirty Overhalls
10)    Riding in My Car, (Take Me)
11)    Ship in the Sky
12)    Sinking of the Reuben James, The
13)    Rambling Round Your City
14)    Jesus Christ
15)    When the Curfew Blows
16)    1913 Massacre
17)    Talking Fishing Blues
18)    Curly Headed Baby
19)    Jackhammer John
20)    Great Historical Bum, The
21)    Pretty Boy Floyd
22)    Buffalo Skinners
23)    Hard Travelin'
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Performer Notes
  • Producer: Maynard Solomon, Samuel Charters.
  • Includes liner notes by Nancy Toff.
  • Personnel includes: Eric Weissberg (fiddle, mandolin); Bill Lee (bass).
  • Producer: Maynard Solomon, Samuel Charters.
  • Digitally remastered.
  • A two-record set released on one CD, this collection of great Woody Guthrie songs performed by some of Guthrie's apostles, as well as by Guthrie himself, serves as a nice overview of his music. From the opening notes of "This Land Is Your Land" and a composite arrangement that starts with Guthrie and his guitar, then folds into the Weavers completing the song, this is very special music. With the mix of performers, it's like a hootenanny featuring some of the top American folk music artists who had fallen under Guthrie's spell. In addition to Pete Seeger's Weavers, longtime Guthrie cronies Cisco Houston and Ramblin' Jack Elliot are featured, along with the next generation's Joan Baez and Country Joe McDonald. Deep-throated Odetta delivers the definitive version of "Pastures of Plenty," and Guthrie is spotlighted solo and with pals Sonny Terry and Houston. A folk-music delight from beginning to end. ~ Jim Newsom
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