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Woody Guthrie - This Land Is Yourland Volume1

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    Also available as part of a box set on Folkways (40112). Personnel: Woody Guthrie (vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica); Cisco Houston (guitar, background vocals); Sonny Terry (harmonica). Compilation producers: Guy Logsdon, Jeff Place. Recorded in New......more

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Artist: Guthrie, Woody
Also available as part of a box set on Folkways (40112). Personnel: Woody Guthrie (vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica); Cisco Houston (guitar, background vocals); Sonny Terry (harmonica). Compilation producers: Guy Logsdon, Jeff Place. Recorded in New York, New York between 1944 and 1947. Includes liner notes by Guy Logsdon and Jeff Place. Between 1940 and 1952, folk legend Woody Guthrie recorded over 300 songs for the equally legendary folk producer Moses Asch. In 1997, Smithsonian Folkways released the first of four CDs chronicling the musical partnership between these two men, initiating in the process the definitive collection of Guthrie compositions and recordings. THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND is the first and most accessible of the volumes, including many of Guthrie's most popular songs. Among the titles found on THIS LAND are the title track, "Philadelphia Lawyer," (later a hit for Rose Maddox), "Hobo's Lullaby," "Jesus Christ," "Do Re Mi," "Grand Coulee Dam," and "Pastures of Plenty." Some of the lesser-known tracks are primarily of historical interest (such as a song tearing into Charles Lindbergh's opposition to U.S. entry into World War II), while others stand the test of time remarkably well. Three versions of the title song appear, among them a take (long presumed to be lost) including the famous "anti-private property" verse. Guthrie infuses his songs with ample servings of wit, which helps the politics go down smooth and easy.
See Also:
Muleskinner Blues: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 2, Columbia River Collection, Dust Bowl Ballads [Buddha], Library of Congress Recordings, Vols. 1-3, This Land Is Your Land: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 1
See Influences:
Uncle Dave Macon, W.C. Handy, Will Rogers, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers (Country)
See Contemporaries:
Burl Ives, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Jackson C. Frank, Sonny Terry, Hedy West, The New Lost City Ramblers, Odetta, Lead Belly, Richie Havens, Dock Boggs, Mike Seeger, Phil Ochs, Pete Seeger (Folk), Pete Molinari, Ed McCurdy, Brownie McGhee, Alan Lomax, Jean Ritchie, Roy Acuff, Josh White, Dave Van Ronk, Arlo Guthrie, Elizabeth Cotten, Joan Baez, Sam Hinton, Jimmie Rodgers (Country), The Weavers (Group), Bob Dylan, Oscar Brand, Utah Phillips, Fred Small, Uncle Dave Macon, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Almanac Singers, Doc Watson, Cisco Houston, The Carter Family, Mississippi John Hurt
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 This Land Is Your Land
  2. 2 Car Song
  3. 3 Ramblin' Round
  4. 4 Talking Fishing Blues
  5. 5 Philadelphia Lawyer
  6. 6 Lindbergh
  7. 7 Hobo's Lullaby
  8. 8 Pastures of Plenty
  9. 9 Grand Coulee Dam
  10. 10 End of the Line
  11. 11 New York Town
  12. 12 Gypsy Davy
  13. 13 Jesus Christ
  14. 14 This Land Is Your Land
  15. 15 Do-Re-Mi
  16. 16 Jarama Valley
  17. 17 Biggest Thing Man Has Ever Done, The
  18. 18 Picture From Life's Other Side
  19. 19 Jesse James
  20. 20 Talking Hard Work
  21. 21 When That Great Ship Went Down
  22. 22 Hard, Ain't It Hard
  23. 23 Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
  24. 24 I Ain't Got Nobody
  25. 25 Sinking of the Reuben James
  26. 26 Why, Oh Why?
  27. 27 This Land Is Your Land
Smithsonian Folkways Recording
Number of Discs:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
Mono or Stereo:
SPARS Coding:
72 : 23
Guest Artist:
Sonny Terry; Cisco Houston
Editorial Reviews:
Down Beat (9/97, p.53) - 5 stars (out of 5) - "Guthrie...[is] one of the major figures in the story of American music....he had his finger on the pulse of working-class life....excellent sound reproduction." Village Voice (4/15/97, p.62) - "The godfather as protean wordslinger on a digitally-remastered-from-original-acetates recanonization, 27 tracks...that honor his verbal introduction perfect enough to accommodate obscurities and surprises..." - Rating: A
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