Saturday, November 19, 2011

Woody Guthrie

We kick off Folk Singer week with this picture of American Legend Woody Guthrie. This week we will be looking at some of the old time musicians. I want to look at the era before music became so commercialized and "plastic".

So, for all you Woody Guthrie fans we share this recording. Enjoy!


  1. Good early musician. Relating this to delta blues...this genre is the music version of pizza made with Kraft slices and ketchup. You can eat it but it's not as good as the original.

    "This machine kills fascists" is right there for you to read. Funny how all these folk singers (as well as OWS and others) are so totally blind of the oppression and death handed out wholesale by the communists. Same crap different label as far as I'm concerned. SAT CONG.


  2. Just what genre is this. I detect bluegrass, country (no western), folk. What cubbyhole did they put Guthrie in? What ever his genre I do really like it!! lam

  3. Mary, one of the OPOD followers had an interesting post on her blog about a week ago that gave some interesting insight into Guthrie's music. You can read her post here:

  4. Arlo Guthrie and "The City of New Orleans" for tomorrow!!

  5. Thanks for the recommendation, Nate! Anon: I think you would call Woody's music "early folk". He was prolific and his songs can be found on many musicians albums.

  6. Good music indeed. One comment is that I don't think by any means all music has become commercialized and plastic. There is still lots of the real stuff if you know where to look. Much of it goes on in kitchens and on back porches, much in festivals. For example, do a YouTube search for "Uncle Dave Macon Days".
    Wish we could still hear the Cackle Sisters!


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