The Greatest Songs of Woody Guthrie

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All Music Guide - Jim Newsom
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jim Newsom
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/1991
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • UPC: 015707353625
  • Catalog Number: 35/36
  • Sales rank: 54,049

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 This Land Is Your Land (2:41)
  2. 2 Do-Re-Mi - Cisco Houston (2:33)
  3. 3 So Long (It's Been Good to Know Yuh) - The Weavers (2:24)
  4. 4 Pastures of Plenty - Odetta (4:03)
  5. 5 Roll on, Columbia - Country Joe McDonald (3:24)
  6. 6 Hard, Ain't It Hard (2:46)
  7. 7 Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) - Cisco Houston (4:38)
  8. 8 A Group of Children's Songs: Pick It Up/(Take Me) Riding in My ... (2:48)
  9. 9 Old Lone Wolf (1:58)
  10. 10 Woody's Rag/900 Miles - Cisco Houston (3:23)
  11. 11 900 Miles (1:57)
  12. 12 Jackhammer John - The Weavers (2:35)
  13. 13 Tom Joad (1:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Woody Guthrie Primary Artist, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Lead Belly Vocals
Odetta Guitar, Vocals
Joan Baez Guitar, Vocals
Erik Darling Banjo
Cisco Houston Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Jim Kweskin Guitar, Vocals
Pete Seeger Guitar, Vocals
The Weavers Track Performer
Eric Weissberg Fiddle, Mandolin, Violin
Grady Martin Guitar, Leader
Barbara Dana Vocals
Ramblin' Jack Elliott Guitar, Vocals
Ronnie Gilbert Vocals
Lee Baxter Hayes Drums
Bill Lee Bass
Country Joe McDonald Guitar, Vocals
Sonny Terry Track Performer
Technical Credits
Pete Seeger Contributor
Eric Weissberg Contributor
Grady Martin Contributor
Alan Arkin Contributor
Jeremy Arkin Contributor
Moses Asch Engineer
Samuel Charters Producer
Ronnie Gilbert Contributor
Lee Hays Contributor
Fred Hellerman Contributor
Doris Kaplan Contributor
Maynard Solomon Producer
Nancy Toff Liner Notes
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