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Muleskinner Blues: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 2


Download links and information about Muleskinner Blues: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 2 by Woody Guthrie. This album was released in 1997 and it belongs to World Music, Country, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 25 tracks with total duration of 01:07:10 minutes.

Artist: Woody Guthrie
Release date: 1997
Genre: World Music, Country, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 25
Duration: 01:07:10
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No. Title Length
1. Muleskinner Blues 2:52
2. The Wreck of the Old 97 2:14
3. Sally Goodin' 2:28
4. Little Black Train 2:31
5. Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet 2:31
6. Baltimore to Washington 2:56
7. Rubber Dolly 2:14
8. 21 Years 3:16
9. Sowing On the Mountain 2:26
10. Bed On the Floor 2:24
11. Take a Whiff On Me 2:44
12. Stepstone 2:56
13. Put My Little Shoes Away 2:47
14. Hen Cackle 2:19
15. Poor Boy 2:29
16. Stagger Lee 3:00
17. Johnny Hart - John Hardy 2:30
18. Worried Man Blues 3:00
19. Danville Girl 3:00
20. Gambling Man 2:21
21. Rye Straw 2:50
22. Crawdad Song 2:54
23. Ida Red 3:02
24. Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy 2:46
25. Train 45 2:40



Nearly 60 years after Woody Guthrie recorded most of his best work comes a series that finally does it total justice. The music all issues from the master tapes of Folkways Records founder Moses Asch, for whom Guthrie made his most important recordings. Sound quality is uniformly pristine, the liner notes are extensive and exceptional, and the gritty, direct, idiosyncratic performances leave no doubt why Guthrie is considered a giant of American folk. This second in a series of four CDs focuses on 25 examples of Guthrie's interpretive work — classic folk and country songs, most of which he learned on the road in Oklahoma, Texas, and California. The uninitiated should start with volume one, which contains mostly original compositions, but the present set proves that Guthrie was almost as interesting a performer as he was a writer. And he had great taste in material. Among the many highlights, some of which feature accompaniment by Cisco Houston, Sonny Terry, and Pete Seeger, are Jimmie Rodgers' "Muleskinner Blues" and traditional numbers like "Stackolee," "Danville Girl," and A.P. Carter's "Worried Man Blues."