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Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial
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Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial

by Woody Guthrie
 
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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/10/2012
Label:
Smithsonian Folkways
UPC:
0093074020029
catalogNumber:
40200
Rank:
68235

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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
Fritz Klaetke   Art Direction

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