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The Library of Congress Recordings: Woody Guthrie


Download links and information about The Library of Congress Recordings: Woody Guthrie by Woody Guthrie. This album was released in 1964 and it belongs to World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 29 tracks with total duration of 02:47:29 minutes.

Artist: Woody Guthrie
Release date: 1964
Genre: World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 29
Duration: 02:47:29
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No. Title Length
1. Lost Train Blues 6:22
2. Railroad Blues 7:53
3. Rye Whiskey 3:03
4. Old Joe Clark 2:03
5. Beaumont Rag 6:59
6. Texas Oil Field 2:36
7. Greenback Dollar 2:22
8. Boll Weevil Song 8:33
9. So Long, It's Been Good to Know You 6:15
10. Talking Dust Bowl Blues 5:16
11. Do-Re-Mi 3:04
12. Hard Times 9:40
13. Pretty Boy Floyd 6:13
14. They Laid Jesus Christ in His Grave 3:55
15. Jolly Banker 3:35
16. I Ain't Got No Home 5:17
17. Dirty Overalls 4:40
18. Chain Around My Leg 4:20
19. Worried Man Blues 6:00
20. Lonesome Valley 3:35
21. Walking Down That Railroad Line 10:31
22. Goin' Down That Road Feeling Bad 11:52
23. Dust Storm Disaster 5:33
24. Foggy Mountain Top 2:21
25. Dust Pneumonia Blues 9:11
26. California Blues 8:20
27. Dust Bowl Refugees 10:13
28. Will Rogers Highway 3:07
29. Los Angeles New Year's Flood 4:40



Not so much an album as an historical aural document, this nearly three-hour, three-CD set chronicles three days of interviews and songs featuring a 27-year-old Woody Guthrie on March 21, 22, and 27, 1940. Alan Lomax and his wife, Elizabeth, take Guthrie through his autobiography and his reflections on the Dust Bowl, and he proves a witty, rustic raconteur who is even more impressive when he picks up the guitar and performs such original songs as "So Long, It's Been Good to Know You," "Talking Dust Bowl Blues," "Do-Re-Mi," and "Pretty Boy Floyd," as well as traditional material. Guthrie did not make his first studio recordings until later in 1940, but his repertoire and performance style were clearly long-established by this time. It is easy to hear why he was such a revelation to the folk world of the '40s, especially because his influence has been so pervasive: much of the next 20 years in folk music derives from these sessions, even though they were not commercially released until 1964 as a box set on Elektra Records. Rounder reissued the album on LP in the 1988 and on CD in the 1997.