Saturday, July 14, 2012

Happy 100th birthday, Woody Guthrie

It is the 100th birthday of folksinger Woody Guthrie (1912), who is remembered not only for his most famous song, This Land Is Your Land, but also for his great body of folk music and his profound influence on such song writers as Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp, not to mention his own son, folksinger Arlo Guthrie. Here is a collection of songs by Guthrie recorded by folklorist Alan Lomax. Click on through to YouTube to hear whole collection. Enjoy!

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