Jun 15, 2001
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Some of Woody's Prose...
The Almanac Singers
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LINKS TO WOODY GUTHRIE RELATED AUDIO & VIDEO
WAMU, Washington, D.C.
Public Interest, 25 May 2000
Best known for poignant and pointed folk songs, Woody Guthrie was much more than a musician. His daughter Nora, executive director of The Woody Guthrie Archives, and folksingers Tom Paxton and Cathy Fink join guest host Frank Stasio to discuss the breadth and depth of his contribution to American culture and to share some of his songs.
- Cathy Fink, singer-songwriter
- Tom Paxton, singer-songwriter
- Nora Guthrie, executive director,
The Woody Guthrie Archives
- Marcy Marxer, singer-songwriter
Metro Connection, 1 Jul 2000
Feature: Woody Guthrie Exhibit
An exhibit at the Smithsonian's museum of American History celebrates the songs, art work and story of a musical legend: Woody Guthrie. The wandering folk singer, who died in 1967, was a poet, painter, novelist, fortune teller, political activist, and radio host. But he's best known for singing and writing more than a thousand folk tunes. To celebrate July 4th, Lex Gillespie prepared this profile of an American original, Woody Guthrie.
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National Public Radio
All Things Considered, July 03, 2000
NPR 100: This Land Is Your Land
Folklorist Nick Spitzer has a tribute to Woody Guthrie's song This Land Is Your Land, which is one of the NPR 100, a list of American songs that helped define the 20th century... We hear remembrances of the song and Guthrie himself. (12:30)
Morning Edition, May 31, 2000
Woody Guthrie Travelling Exhibit
NPR's Tony Sarabia reports on a travelling exhibit that is now at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C titled This Land is Your Land: The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie. Guthrie's music is finding a new life among listeners. Younger musicians acknowledge their debt to him, with new and re-issued recordings in his honor. (6:49)
Talk of the Nation,
February 04, 1999
AN HOUR WITH BILLY BRAGG (re-broadcast)
British musical artist Billy Bragg has been likened to American protest singers such as Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. Bragg''s most recent CD, Mermaid Avenue, featured never-before recorded lyrics by Guthrie. In an encore performance, Billy Bragg performs some of those songs and chats with Ray Suarez about the challenge of bringing Guthrie''s music to a modern audience.
Morning Edition, July 14, 1999
Honoring Woody Guthrie
Lex Gillespie reports that the town of Okemah Oklahoma is celebrating the birthday of Woody Guthrie with a five day folk-festival that begins today. Guthrie was folk singer, poet, painter, novelist, fortune teller, and a radio host. But he is best known for singing and writing more than a thousand folk ballads. He died in 1967. (6:32)
Due to Internet rights issues, this segment has been modified from its original broadcast form.
Woody Guthrie & the Bonneville Power Administration
University of Oregon's documentary; contains a Quicktime Movie of "Pastures of Plenty"
Nora Guthrie is the keeper of the Woody Guthrie archive, and is working on having all of her father's songs recorded, and his music and life's work fully explored. Click on the links above to hear her conversation with Annie Provenzano.
THE BALLAD OF RAMBLIN' JACK
Almost any link to Ramblin' Jack Elliott will contain Woody Guthrie references. For an overview, try GOOGLE search engine -- my favorite.
His daughter's documentary, "The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack" has now come out on video/DVD -- the soundtrack is available from Vanguard records and can be obtained, for example, through CDNow.
The theatrical trailer for the documentary (along with three additional clips) can be watched (in different transfer speeds/qualities) at the official website.
ARLO GUTHRIE & WENZEL
"ON TOUR" IN DEUTSCHLAND,
WENZEL'S CD OF WOODY GUTHRIE SONGS
MORE WOODY GUTHRIE LINKS
The Woody Guthrie Foundation & Archives
Finding Guthrie in Manhattan
A small museum for a wandering minstrel.
By Kathleen Sampey
This Man Is Your Myth,
This Man Is My Myth
at the University of Virginia's
America in the 1930s
American Studies Program.
Woody is also featured as part of This Land is Your Land:
Rural Music & the Depression project.
David Arkush's site
was the first serious "fan" site;
it is hard to find these days, and (unfortunately) David states:
Note: The Woody Guthrie Pages will soon disappear. Any day now.
David's pages inspired me (back in 1997 or so...) to create the first incarnation of my own Woody Guthrie site -- and I always tried not to duplicate but rather complement what was available on his site.. Therefore, I consider his statement about the previous incarnation of my site not a criticism but a confirmation of my intentions:
Very detailed and well-documented, though only on a narrow range of topics.
Order available Woody Guthrie recordings right from this site:
Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Okemah, Oklahoma
More Friends and Relatives...
Pete Seeger at Woody Guthrie Folk Festival 2000.
Photograph by Jim Dirden.
Talk of the Nation,
October 03, 1996
Tune in to Talk of the Nation for a conversation with singer, songwriter, folklorist and activist Pete Seeger. Since the 1940s when he helped form the Almanac Singers to the present day, he's been an institution in American folk music.
All Things Considered, May 03, 1998
Daniel speaks with folk singer Pete Seeger and producer, Jim Musselman about the long history of Seeger's music and about the importance of music for social change. The new CD "Where have all the Flowers Gone, the Songs of Pete Seeger" (Appleseed Records) features Seeger songs performed by a wide range of musicians, including Bonnie Raitt and Bruce Springsteen. (12:15)
SARAH LEE GUTHRIE
Sarah Lee Guthrie