Mittwoch, 2. Dezember 2020

Woody Guthrie & Pete Seeger - American Folk Songs (2002)

The folksinger Arlo Guthrie likes to tell a story about his father, the legendary Woody Guthrie, who died in 1967, at the age of fifty-five. When he was a toddler, Arlo says, Guthrie gave him a Gibson acoustic guitar for his birthday. 

Several years later, when the boy was old enough to hold it, Guthrie sat him down in the back yard of their house—they lived in Howard Beach, Queens—and taught him all the words to “This Land Is Your Land,” a song that most people likely think they know in full. The lyrics had been written in anger, as a response to Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America,” which Woody Guthrie deplored as treacle. 

In addition to the familiar stanzas (“As I went walking that ribbon of highway,” and so on), Guthrie had composed a couple of others, including this:

"One bright sunny morning in the shadow of the steeple
By the Relief Office I saw my people—
As they stood hungry, I stood there wondering if
God Blessed America for me."

“He wanted me to know what he originally wrote, so it wouldn’t be forgotten,” Arlo Guthrie has explained.

This compilation is an impressive possibility to hear Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger on one album.

1 –Woody Guthrie House Of The Rising Sun
2 –Woody Guthrie The Dodger Song
3 –Woody Guthrie I Ain't Got No Home
4 –Pete Seeger Dear Mr. President
5 –Josh White & Millard Lampell Billy Boy
6 –Pete Seeger Blow Ye Winds, Heigh Ho
7 –Woody Guthrie Do Re Mi
8 –Pete Seeger Ground Hog
9 –Woody Guthrie Hard, Ain't It Hard
10 –Woody Guthrie I Ride An Old Paint
11 –Pete Seeger Talking Union
12 –Woody Guthrie This Land Is Your Land
13 –Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger & Josh White Liza Jane
14 –Woody Guthrie Put My Little Shoes Away
15 –Pete Seeger C For Conscription
16 –Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger & Cisco Houston Cindy
17 –Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger Round And Round Hitler's Grave
18 –Pete Seeger The Sinking Of The Reuben James
19 –Pete Seeger T For Texas
20 –Woody Guthrie Talkin' Hard Luck Blues

Woody Guthrie & Pete Seeger - American Folk Songs (2002)
(320 kbps, cover art included)

4 Kommentare:

Bob Mac hat gesagt…

Thank you.

zero hat gesagt…

You are welcome!

daba hat gesagt…

Excellent! Thank you very much! :)

zero hat gesagt…

Glad you are interested!

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