Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial

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Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie wrote songs that became the soundtrack of an era and permanent fixtures of American identity. His more than 3,000 songs covering countless subjects and appealing to all ages marked the pulse of hard-hit people in times of economic depression and war. The 154-page book features art, essays, and 57 tracks on three CDs, including Woody's most important recordings, 21 previously unreleased performances, and six never-before-heard original songs. Woody at 100 commemorates the genius of one of the greatest songwriters, musicians, and artists of the 20th century.
All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Woody Guthrie defined an era ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie wrote songs that became the soundtrack of an era and permanent fixtures of American identity. His more than 3,000 songs covering countless subjects and appealing to all ages marked the pulse of hard-hit people in times of economic depression and war. The 154-page book features art, essays, and 57 tracks on three CDs, including Woody's most important recordings, 21 previously unreleased performances, and six never-before-heard original songs. Woody at 100 commemorates the genius of one of the greatest songwriters, musicians, and artists of the 20th century.
All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Woody Guthrie defined an era and culture in transition in his Dust Bowl ballads, his outlaw tales, his work and labor songs, antiwar songs, children's songs, political songs, and a host of love songs and songs that touched on philosophy, geography, and the hard work of living day to day in an emerging industrial world. He was kind of a maverick troubadour beat journalist, writing and drawing constantly, and new poems, writings, drawings, and even previously unknown songs and recordings have kept turning up even a decade into the 21st century. Smithsonian Folkways, to honor the centennial year of Guthrie's birth in 2012, has issued this three-disc set of Guthrie's songs housed in a beautiful 150-page hard-cover coffee-table book full of essays, letters, text, photos, drawings, and other Guthrie ephemera, including rare, previously unreleased recordings of Guthrie's earliest material, made in 1937 when he was working for a radio station in Los Angeles. Guthrie was not a simple man, and he was driven by energies and demons that often even he didn't understand, but he persisted, pushing himself across every possible creative medium of the times, and his life's work, which begins with his songs (but covers so much more, including an iconic autobiography that was later turned into a movie), made him into one of the most important and vital American artists of the 20th century. That story is presented here in this wonderful set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/10/2012
  • Label: Smithsonian Folkways
  • UPC: 093074020029
  • Catalog Number: 40200
  • Sales rank: 76,061

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 This Land is Your Land (2:47)
  2. 2 Pastures of Plenty (2:28)
  3. 3 Riding In My Car (Car Song) (1:52)
  4. 4 The Grand Coulee Dam (2:13)
  5. 5 Talking Dust Bowl (1:54)
  6. 6 So Long, It's Been Good To Know Yuh (Dusty Old Dust) (3:44)
  7. 7 Ramblin' Round (2:17)
  8. 8 Philadelphia Lawyer (2:32)
  9. 9 Hard Travelin' (2:34)
  10. 10 Pretty Boy Floyd (3:03)
  11. 11 Hobo's Lullaby (2:27)
  12. 12 Talking Columbia (2:31)
  13. 13 The Sinking of the Reuben James (3:02)
  14. 14 Jesus Christ (2:40)
  15. 15 Gypsy Davy (2:52)
  16. 16 New York Town (2:39)
  17. 17 Going Down the Road (Feeling Bad) (2:59)
  18. 18 Hard, Ain't It Hard (2:45)
  19. 19 The Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done (the Great Historical Bum) (2:21)
  20. 20 This Land is Your Land (2:20)
  21. 21 Jarama Valley (2:55)
  22. 22 Why, Oh Why? (3:30)
  23. 23 I've Got To Know (5:32)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Better World a-Comin' (3:09)
  2. 2 When That Great Ship Went Down (the Great Ship) (3:21)
  3. 3 A Dollar Down and a Dollar a Week - Cisco Houston (1:39)
  4. 4 Talking Centralia (3:27)
  5. 5 1913 Massacre (3:39)
  6. 6 Dirty Overalls (1:59)
  7. 7 My Daddy (Flies a Ship In the Sky) (2:37)
  8. 8 Worried Man Blues (3:01)
  9. 9 Hangknot, Slipknot (2:34)
  10. 10 Buffalo Skinners (3:20)
  11. 11 Howdi Do (1:43)
  12. 12 Jackhammer John (2:40)
  13. 13 The Ranger's Command (2:53)
  14. 14 So Long, It's Been Good to Know You (2:48)
  15. 15 What Are We Waiting On? (2:11)
  16. 16 Lindbergh (3:14)
  17. 17 Ludlow Massacre (3:32)
  18. 18 Bad Lee Brown (Cocaine Blues) (2:18)
  19. 19 Two Good Men (3:49)
  20. 20 Farmer-Labor Train (2:53)
  21. 21 The Jolly Banker (2:54)
  22. 22 We Shall Be Free (3:00)
Disc 3
  1. 1 I Ain't Got No Home (In This World Anymore) (3:29)
  2. 2 Them Big City Ways (2:30)
  3. 3 Do Re Mi (3:36)
  4. 4 Skid Row Serenade (3:03)
  5. 5 Radio Program: The Ballad Gazette with Woody Guthrie (This Land Is Your (14:24)
  6. 6 BBC: Children's Hour July 7, 1944 (Intro/Wabash Cannonball/900 Miles/St (10:23)
  7. 7 People's Songs Hootenanny: Ladies Auxiliary/Weaver's Life (8:56)
  8. 8 WNYC Radio Program: Folk Songs of America December 12, 1940 (John Hardy (16:28)
  9. 9 Reckless Talk (1:47)
  10. 10 All Work Together (2:43)
  11. 11 My Little Seed (2:34)
  12. 12 Goodnight Little Cathy (2:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Woody Guthrie Primary Artist, Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Vocals
Lead Belly Guitar, Vocals
Cisco Houston Guitar, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Pete Seeger Banjo, Vocals
Marjorie Guthrie Vocals
Lee Hays Vocals
Sonny Terry Harmonica, Vocals
Technical Credits
Woody Guthrie Arranger, Composer, Adaptation
Cisco Houston Arranger, Composer
Pete Seeger Composer
Goebel Reeves Composer
A.P. Carter Composer
Sara Carter Composer
Lee Hays Composer
Huddie Ledbetter Composer
Jeff Place Producer, Annotation
Nora Guthrie Cover Image
Robert Santelli Producer, Annotation
Lee Hayes Composer
Dorsey Dixon Composer
Maybelle Carter Composer
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