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Woody Guthrie

(1912—1967) American folk singer and songwriter

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Ballads Of Sacco & Vanzetti (Woody Guthrie album)

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In Boston in 1927, Italian anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were convicted - on slim evidence - of robbery and murder and put to death. Sacco and Vanzetti remained ...

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Dust Bowl Ballads (Woody Guthrie album)

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American folk music has produced few artists as gifted and complex as Woody Guthrie. Guthrie’s talents as a singer, harmonica player, and guitar player were merely ordinary, but as a ...

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Early Masters (Woody Guthrie album)

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These 12 songs were culled from sessions Woody Guthrie recorded in 1944 for Moses Asch, founder of Folkways Records. Guthrie accompanied himself on guitar and was joined by Cisco Houston ...

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Legend Of American Folk Blues (Woody Guthrie album)

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Folk-singer is too small a term to describe Woody Guthrie. Political activist, rambler, poet and commentator, he encapsulated the aura of Roosevelt’s New Deal America. Guthrie spoke for the...

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Library Of Congress Recordings (Woody Guthrie album)

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Throughout the 30s and 40s, folklorist and historian Alan Lomax travelled the country seeking out traditional folk and blues performers. His field recordings brought the world dozens of...

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Original Folkways Recordings (Woody Guthrie album)

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Even before Moses Asch started the Folkways label, he recorded many classic blues and folk performers, many of whom would be unknown otherwise. The 21 tracks on The Original Folkways ...

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Sings Folk Songs (Woody Guthrie album)

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The title Woody Guthrie Sings Folk Songs may seem self-evident, but remember, unlike most folk singers of his generation, Guthrie was known primarily as a songwriter. That makes this...

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