History Music / WoodyGuthrie

19th Jun '16 11:43:00 PM gewunomox
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* CoverSong: He covered a lot of traditionals, like "The House of The Rising Sun", "When The Saints Go Marching In", "Polly Wolly Doodle",...

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* CoverSong: CoverVersion: He covered a lot of traditionals, like "The House of The Rising Sun", "When The Saints Go Marching In", "Polly Wolly Doodle",...
18th Jan '16 11:49:39 PM Mdumas43073
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* JesusWasWayCool: "Jesus Christ" depicts Christ as a socialist rebel killed for speaking truth to power (and notably makes no reference to his resurrection).Guthrie also wrote a song called "Christ for President," later recorded by Wilco as part of Mermaid Avenue. President Christ promises "a job and pension for young and old."

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* JesusWasWayCool: "Jesus Christ" depicts Christ as a socialist rebel killed for speaking truth to power (and notably makes no reference to his resurrection). Guthrie also wrote a song called "Christ for President," later recorded by Wilco Music/{{Wilco}} as part of Mermaid Avenue.''Mermaid Avenue''. President Christ promises "a job and pension for young and old."
18th Jan '16 11:48:44 PM Mdumas43073
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'''Woody Guthrie''' (1912-1967) was an American FolkMusic singer, seen as one of the most powerful and influential musicians of his day. He was a major inspiration for a lot of folk and [[ProtestSong protest singers]], among them Music/BobDylan, who saw him as his personal hero.

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'''Woody Guthrie''' (1912-1967) (19121967) was an American FolkMusic singer, seen as one of the most powerful and influential musicians of his day. He was a major inspiration for a lot of folk and [[ProtestSong protest singers]], among them Music/BobDylan, who saw him as his personal hero.
18th Jan '16 11:47:46 PM Mdumas43073
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* PosthumousCollaboration: In the late '90s, Music/BillyBragg and Music/{{Wilco}} took some unpublished Guthrie lyrics and set them to music, creating the ''Mermaid Avenue'' albums.
9th Oct '15 8:07:30 AM moloch
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* BadassBoast: His guitar was famously labeled as "This Machine Kills Fascists".

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* BadassBoast: His guitar was famously labeled as "This Machine Kills Fascists".
9th Oct '15 7:50:05 AM moloch
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His son, Arlo Guthrie, became a musician himself and is most famous for his album ''[[Music/AlicesRestaurant Alice's Restaurant]]''.

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In 1998, a massive collection of lyrics he never set to music was recorded at last as a collaboration between Music/{{Wilco}} and Music/BillyBragg. His son, Arlo Guthrie, became a musician himself and is most famous for his album ''[[Music/AlicesRestaurant Alice's Restaurant]]''.
9th Oct '15 7:47:20 AM moloch
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His son, Arlo Guthrie, became a musician himself and is most famous for his album ''Music/AlicesRestaurant''.

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His son, Arlo Guthrie, became a musician himself and is most famous for his album ''Music/AlicesRestaurant''.
''[[Music/AlicesRestaurant Alice's Restaurant]]''.
9th Oct '15 7:46:29 AM moloch
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His son, Music/ArloGuthrie, became a musician himself and is most famous for his album ''Music/AlicesRestaurant''.

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His son, Music/ArloGuthrie, Arlo Guthrie, became a musician himself and is most famous for his album ''Music/AlicesRestaurant''.
9th Oct '15 7:46:02 AM moloch
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ShoutOut: Plenty.
* Music/BobDylan's first two albums, ''[[Music/BobDylanAlbum Bob Dylan]]'' and ''Music/TheFreewheelinBobDylan'' are very influenced by his musical idol. Dylan sings in a similar drawl as Guthrie and "Song For Woody" is a {{Homage}}. On ''Music/Highway61Revisited'' the song "Tombstone Blues" has a line reffering to "Gypsy Davy", a Guthrie song:

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* ShoutOut: Plenty.
* ** Music/BobDylan's first two albums, ''[[Music/BobDylanAlbum Bob Dylan]]'' and ''Music/TheFreewheelinBobDylan'' are very influenced by his musical idol. Dylan sings in a similar drawl as Guthrie and "Song For Woody" is a {{Homage}}. On ''Music/Highway61Revisited'' the song "Tombstone Blues" has a line reffering refering to "Gypsy Davy", a Guthrie song:



** Dylan also wrote the poem "Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie" (1963), available in "The Bootleg Series, Volume 1-3" (1991).
* The 1976 film ''Film/BoundForGlory'', directed by Hal Ashby, starring David Carradine, is about Guthrie's career as a folk singer and union activist during UsefulNotes/TheGreatDepression. The film opens with Guthrie struggling to survive in the Dust Bowl in Texas in 1936. He struggles to find work as a singer or sign painter, but comes up empty. Needing to support his wife Mary and two children, Guthrie lights out to California, meeting people along the way and seeing the poverty and desperation afflicting so many in America in TheThirties.
* "Gonna Be A Blackout Tonight" and "I'm Shipping Up To Boston" by Music/DropkickMurphys are both based on an unfinished song by Guthrie.
* Music/OldCrowMedicineShow covered "Union Maid" on their 2006 album Big Iron World).
* Music/ThePogues covered Guthrie's song "UsefulNotes/JesseJames" on their album "Run, Sodomy & The Lash".
* The Mermaid Avenue albums by Music/BillyBragg and Music/{{Wilco}}, which set old unpublished Woody Guthrie lyrics to new music.
* In the odd Bob Dylan biopic ''Film/ImNotThere'' Woody Guthrie (Marcus Carl Franklin) is a black 11-year old boy traveling across America trying to find his place. He represents Dylan's MysteriousPast and lies.

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** *** Dylan also wrote the poem "Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie" (1963), available in "The Bootleg Series, Volume 1-3" (1991).
* ** The 1976 film ''Film/BoundForGlory'', directed by Hal Ashby, starring David Carradine, is about Guthrie's career as a folk singer and union activist during UsefulNotes/TheGreatDepression. The film opens with Guthrie struggling to survive in the Dust Bowl in Texas in 1936. He struggles to find work as a singer or sign painter, but comes up empty. Needing to support his wife Mary and two children, Guthrie lights out to California, meeting people along the way and seeing the poverty and desperation afflicting so many in America in TheThirties.
* ** "Gonna Be A Blackout Tonight" and "I'm Shipping Up To Boston" by Music/DropkickMurphys are both based on an unfinished song by Guthrie.
* ** Music/OldCrowMedicineShow covered "Union Maid" on their 2006 album Big Iron World).
* ** Music/ThePogues covered Guthrie's song "UsefulNotes/JesseJames" on their album "Run, "Rum, Sodomy & The Lash".
* ** The Mermaid Avenue albums by Music/BillyBragg and Music/{{Wilco}}, which set old unpublished Woody Guthrie lyrics to new music.
* ** In the odd Bob Dylan biopic ''Film/ImNotThere'' Woody Guthrie (Marcus Carl Franklin) is a black 11-year old boy traveling across America trying to find his place. He represents Dylan's MysteriousPast and lies.
3rd Jun '15 1:25:01 PM DavidDelony
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* {{Bowdlerization}}: A lot of modern renditions of "This Land is Your Land" omit the scathing verses.

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* {{Bowdlerization}}: A lot of modern renditions of "This Land is Is Your Land" omit the scathing verses.
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