A DISCOGRAPHY OF SELECTED AVAILABLE

WOODY GUTHRIE RECORDINGS ON CD

compiled by Manfred Helfert, 1999.

-- PART ONE --


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SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS RECORDINGS

Ballads Of Sacco & Vanzetti, Smithsonian Folkways SF 40060

Click on the album title for lyrics and extensive background info
or on underlined tracks to listen to a brief excerpt of each song
(REAL AUDIO format, approximately 30 seconds, 67 KB each).
Promotional use of soundfiles by kind permission of Jeff Place, Smithsonian Folkways.

The Flood And The StormOld Judge Thayer
Two Good MenVanzetti's Rock
I Just Want To Sing Your NameVanzetti's Letter
Red WineRoot Hog And Die
Suassos LaneWe Welcome To Heaven
You Souls Of BostonSacco's Letter To His Son (PETE SEEGER)

Woody Guthrie (vocals, acoustic guitar); Pete Seeger (vocals, banjo)

Commissioned by Moses Asch, 1945, composed and recorded by Woody Guthrie, 1946 to 1947.
Original Release Date: 1960

Original Engineer/Producer: Moses Asch

Reissue includes extensive notes by Anthony Seeger and Jeff Place, original release liner notes by Moses Asch, lyrics and a bitter letter Guthrie wrote to Judge Webster Thayer during the making of the album; Thayer was long dead at the time.

"...The subject matter was perfect for Guthrie: lots of fascinating personal detail with political implications....America's greatest folksinger, inspired and inspirational..." Musician 6/96, p.90


This Land Is Your Land:
The Asch Recordings Vol. 1, Smithsonian Folkways SF 40100

Click on underlined tracks to listen to a brief excerpt of each song
(REAL AUDIO format, approximately 30 seconds, 67 KB each).
Promotional use of soundfiles by kind permission of Jeff Place, Smithsonian Folkways.

This Land Is Your Land (LYRICS) Do-Re-Mi (LYRICS)
Car Song Jarama Valley
Ramblin' Round Biggest Thing Man Has Ever Done
Talking Fishing Blues Picture From Life`s Other Side
Philadelphia Lawyer (LYRICS) Jesse James
Lindbergh Talking Hard Work
Hobo`s Lullaby When That Great Ship Went Down
Pastures Of Plenty Hard, Ain`t It Hard (LYRICS)
Grand Coulee Dam Going Down The Road Feeling Bad
End Of The Line I Ain`t Got Nobody
New York Town Sinking Of The Reuben James (LYRICS)
Gypsy Davy Why, Oh Why?
Jesus Christ This Land Is Your Land
This Land is Your Land

Woody Guthrie (vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica);
Cisco Houston (guitar, vocals); Sonny Terry (harmonica)

Recorded in New York, New York between 1944 and 1947.

Includes liner notes by Guy Logsdon and Jeff Place.

"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." Down Beat 9/97, p.53

"The godfather as protean wordslinger on a digitally-remastered- from-original-acetates recanonization, 27 tracks...that honor his verbal genius....an introduction perfect enough to accommodate obscurities and surprises..." - Rating: A, Village Voice 4/15/97, p.62, 5 stars (out of 5)


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