Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Hard to believe, but this Saturday marks the hundredth birthday of Woody Guthrie, who left a legacy of over three thousand songs.  (And that's the ones we know of; there may be more yet to be discovered.)   If you want to understand the American character, you have to listen  to his songs.

Here are some of them.

Reuben James:

Do Re Mi:

So Long It's Been Good to Know You:

Hard Travelin':

Talking Dust Bowl Blues:

Hobo's Lullaby:

Better World A-Comin':

Jesus Christ:

Jesse James:

Roll on Columbia:

I'm cheating here:  Although many people think that Oklahoma Hills was written Woody Guthrie, it was actually written by his father, Charles Guthrie.  It was made popular by Woody's cousin Jack Guthrie, whose recording is here:

Biggest Thing Man Has Ever Done (The Great Historical Bum):

And, of course, This Land Is your Land:

(I'm a couple of days early for Woody Guthrie's centennial, but I'll be posting about a different birthday on Saturday.)

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