Woody Guthrie- Struggle

Woody Guthrie- Struggle

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Lable: Smithsonian 

Released 1976, reissued 2018

This recording, first released by Folkways founder Moses Asch in 1976 to coincide with the celebration of America's Bicentennial, was originally recorded by Asch in the 1940s. The collection captures Woody Guthrie at his artistic best with gritty songs about the struggles of the American worker ("Waiting at the Gate," "The Dying Miner"), unions ("Ludlow Massacre," "1913 Massacre"), and an ode to a bad man ("Pretty Boy Floyd"). Blues harmonicist Sonny Terry sits in with Guthrie on "Lost John," and fellow traveling companion and folksinger Cisco Houston contributes his voice, guitar, and a song ("Get Along Little Doggie").

Track Listing:

  1. Struggle Blues
  2. A Dollar Down and a Dollar a Week
  3. Whoopie Ti-Yi-Yo, Get Along Little Dogies
  4. Hang Knot
  5. Waiting at the Gate
  6. The Dying Miner
  7. Union Burying Ground
  8. Lost John
  9. Buffalo Skinners
  10. Pretty Boy Floyd
  11. Ludlow Massacre
  12. 1913 Massacre