Who is Woody Guthrie?

Woody Guthrie

Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter and folk 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. His best-known song is "This Land Is Your Land." Many of his recorded songs are archived in the Library of Congress. Such songwriters as Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Pete Seeger, Joe Strummer, Billy Bragg, Jeff Tweedy and Tom Paxton have acknowledged Guthrie as a major influence.

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Library Of Congress Recordings
... Sessions refers to a March 1940 session of recordings Woody Guthrie made in Washington, D.C ... They are notable as the first recordings made of Woody Guthrie ... They contain several traditional songs and three of Guthrie's best known songs, "So Long It's Been Good To Know You", "Talking Dust Bowl Blues" and "Do-Re-Me" ...
Ants In Your Pants - Songs
... MacHeel Angels Do-Rick Scott Mail Myself To You-Woody Guthrie Bling Blang-Woody Guthrie Riding In My Car-Woody Guthrie La Bastrangue-Charlotte Diamond La Bamba-Charlotte Diamond Froggie In The Bathtub-J ...
Philadelphia Lawyer (song) - Musical Legacy - Tributes
... Since his death, artists have paid tribute to Guthrie by covering his songs or by dedicating songs to him ... On January 20, 1968, three months after Guthrie's death, Harold Leventhal produced A Tribute to Woody Guthrie at New York City's Carnegie Hall ... Elliott, Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Bob Dylan and The Band, Judy Collins, Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens, Odetta, and others ...
Woody Guthrie - Selected Discography
... Many Guthrie tracks have been repeatedly repackaged and reordered ... Year Title Record Label 1940 Dust Bowl Ballads Folkways Records 1972 Greatest Songs of Woody Guthrie Vanguard 1987 Columbia River Collection Rounder Records 1988 Library of Congress Recordings ...
Lee Hays - The Almanacs and World War II
... Sis Cunningham (a fellow Commonwealth College alumna), Woody Guthrie, and Bess Lomax Hawes, among others ... Doris Willens The Almanacs, who now included Sis Cunningham, Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, and Bess Lomax Hawes, discarded their anti-war material with no regrets and continued to perform at union halls and at ... As key members, Pete Seeger, Cisco Houston, and Woody Guthrie joined the war effort (Seeger in the army and Guthrie and Houston in the Merchant Marine) the group disbanded ...

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