Donnerstag, 22. März 2018

VA - Woody Lives! (1987)

Woodrow Wilson Guthrie was born in the oil boom town of Okemah in 1912. After a hard early childhood he went on the road when only 13 years old after his mother was debilitated by Huntington´s Chorea, the incurable nerve disease which eventually killed Woody himself in 1967.

During the years leading up to the Second World War he was with the refugees of the Dust Bowl on their trail westward, with the migrant workers in the California orchards, in the factories and mines where workers struggled for union recognition to gain better pay and conditions, with the black Americans against the prejudice facing them and during the war he was in the navy. Throughout all these experiences and a life full of tragedy his faith in people and his belief that the ordinary person would win in the end never faltered.

The idea of this album was to record a musical tribute from Scotland and England to mark the 20th anniversary of Woody Guthrie's death. This is the German release on PLÄNE label in the 1988, with Rod Clements, Dick Gaughan, Ray Jackson, Bert Jansch, Rory McLeod, Rab Noakes and Pat Rafferty.

"I hat a song that makes you tink you´re not any good! I hate a song that makes you think you are just born to lose. Bound to lose. No good to nobody. No good for nothing. Beacuse you are either too odl or too young or too fat or too thin or too that. Songs that run you down or songs that poke fun at you on account of your bad luck or yourd hard travelling..." - Woody Guthrie, December 3rd 1944

01 Ray Jackson - Hard Travellin´
02 Bert Jansch - This Land Is Your Land
03 Dick Gaughan - Vigilante Man
04 Rab Noakes - Pretty Boy Floyd
05 Rory McLeod - Plane Wreck At Los Gatos (Deportee)
06 Rab Noakes - Philadelphia Lawyer
07 Rory McLeod - Do Re Mi
08 Dick Gaughan - Pastures Of Plenty
09 Rory McLeod - Tom Joad
10 Ray Jackson - Will You Miss Me

VA - Woody Lives! (1987)
(192 kbps, front & back cover included)

3 Kommentare:

Anonym hat gesagt…

Thank you very very very much!!! You're great!!!Congratulations for your interesting blog!!

zero hat gesagt…

Thanks for your feedback, which belongs to the artists and the music. All the best!

MrGildons hat gesagt…

I never heard before of this great album, very nice renditions of Woody's songs. The front cover of the album, a drawing by Woody, is also very beautiful!

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