'Til We Outnumber 'Em: Woody Guthrie

'Til We Outnumber 'Em: Woody Guthrie

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'Til We Outnumber 'Em: Woody Guthrie

'TIL WE OUTNUMBER 'EM is a beautiful celebration of Woody Guthrie, the father of all modern protest singers. Guthrie's songs "Tom Joad," "Philadelphia Laywer," and, of course, "This Land Is Your Land" became national treasures by speaking for those whose American Dream had turned to a nightmare. 'TIL WE OUTNUMBER 'EM testifies to Guthrie's continuing influence. Recorded at a 1996 tribute concert, the album features heartfelt performances of Guthrie songs by an all-star cast of folk artists. DIY folkster Ani DiFranco, who produced the album, tears through a rousing version of "Do Re Mi"; Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner sings of modern Robin Hood "Pretty Boy Floyd"; and Billy Bragg features "Against the Law," his interpretation of Guthrie lyrics from MERMAID AVENUE, VOL. 2. Other participants include Ramblin' Jack Elliott, the Indigo Girls, and Bruce Springsteen, who continues his propensity for automobiles with Woody's "Riding in My Car." Interspersed among the tunes, Tim Robbins, Arlo Guthrie, and others tell stories by and about Guthrie, highlighting how the plain-speaking Okie's art and activism intersected. These spoken interludes create a special, relaxed atmosphere, turning the highfalutin concert hall into a down-home hootenanny. Guthrie would surely have felt at home among these singers and storytellers; anyone who looks for more than love songs from their lyricists will too. For the original versions of these tunes -- and many more -- check out Guthrie's THE ASCH RECORDINGS, VOL. 1-4. Karl Hagstrom Miller

Product Details

Release Date: 05/30/2000
Label: Righteous Babe
UPC: 0748731701925
catalogNumber: 19

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Arlo Guthrie   Track Performer
Billy Bragg   Track Performer
Indigo Girls   Track Performer
Bruce Springsteen   Track Performer
Ani DiFranco   Track Performer
Ramblin' Jack Elliott   Track Performer
Peter Glaser   Track Performer
Fred Hellerman   Track Performer
Country Joe McDonald   Track Performer
Dave Pirner   Track Performer
Tim Robbins   Track Performer
Craig Werner   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Alan Lomax   Composer
Huddie Ledbetter   Composer
John Reynolds   Engineer

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'Til We Outnumber 'Em: Woody Guthrie 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the cd rocks!! it's interesting and full of folkies and rockers alike, all for the common man Woody Guthrie. It's a kick butt cd, and ani and the indigo girls are on it too, so it has to be good.