Music Recommendation: Woody Guthrie — “This Land is Your Land”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC

Music: “This Land is Your Land”

Album: THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND: THE ASCH RECORDINGS, VOL. 1

Artist: Woody Guthrie

Record Company: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Record Company Location: Washington, D.C.

Info:

“The first in a series of four, this recording presents many of Woody Guthrie’s best-known songs taken from the original masters. Included here is the original version of Woody’s anthem ‘This Land Is Your Land,’ which contains never-before issued lyrics. A major force in the urban folk song revival, Guthrie created an intimate portrait of America — its land and people. He has influenced many contemporary artists, among them Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Billy Bragg, and Bruce Springsteen. During the 1930s and 40s, Woody Guthrie wrote more than a thousand songs, recording hundreds of them for Folkways founder Moses Asch. The surviving masters now reside in the Folkways archive at the Smithsonian Institution. Running time: 72 minutes; 36-page booklet includes historical and biographical notes on Woody Guthrie. Compiled by Jeff Place and Guy Logsdon.”

“The single finest Guthrie Collection Available.” — Music Central

“Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) — known as Woody Guthrie — was an American singer- songwriter and musician whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional and children’s songs, ballads and improvised works. He frequently performed with the slogan ‘This Machine Kills Fascists’displayed on his guitar.”

Rich Larson, a fan, wrote: “Woody Guthrie … 1912 – 1967. There are 27 songs on this first of four-album discography. He was Bob Dylan before Bob Dylan. Favorite track: ‘Hobo’s Lullaby.’”

Price: $1 (USD) for track; $10 for 27-track album

Genre: Folk.

Links:

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND: THE ASCH RECORDINGS, VOL. 1

https://woodyguthrie.bandcamp.com/album/this-land-is-your-land-the-asch-recordings-vol-1

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

https://smithsonianfolkways.bandcamp.com

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