Woody Guthrie

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Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter and folk musician whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional and children's songs, ballads and improvised works. He frequently performed with the slogan This Machine Kills Fascists displayed on his guitar. His best-known song is "This Land Is Your Land." Many of his recorded songs are archived in the Library of Congress. Such songwriters as Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Bruce Springsteen, Harry Chapin, John Mellencamp, Pete Seeger, Andy Irvine, Joe Strummer, Billy Bragg, Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy, Bob Childers and Tom Paxton have acknowledged Guthrie as a major influence.

Many of his songs are about his experiences in the Dust Bowl era during the Great Depression when Guthrie traveled with displaced farmers from Oklahoma to California and learned their traditional folk and blues songs, earning him the nickname the "Dust Bowl Troubadour." Throughout his life Guthrie was associated with United States Communist groups, though he was seemingly not a member of any.

Guthrie was married three times and fathered eight children, including American folk musician Arlo Guthrie. Guthrie died from complications of Huntington's disease, a progressive genetic neurological disorder. During his later years, in spite of his illness, Guthrie served as a figurehead in the folk movement, providing inspiration to a generation of new folk musicians, including mentor relationships with Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Bob Dylan.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1940 Dust Bowl Ballads Woody Guthrie 5
1964 Library of Congress Recordings Woody Guthrie 3
1967 This Land Is Your Land Woody Guthrie 1
1976 Struggle Woody Guthrie 2
1988 Columbia River Collection Woody Guthrie 1
1991 Worried Man Blues Woody Guthrie 1
1991 Songs to Grow on for Mother and Child Woody Guthrie 1
1994 Long Ways to Travel: The Unreleased Folkways Masters, 1944-1949 Woody Guthrie 1
1996 Ballads of Sacco & Vanzetti Woody Guthrie 1
1997 The Asch Recordings, Volume 1: This Land Is Your Land Woody Guthrie 1
1997 The Asch Recordings, Volume 2: Muleskinner Blues Woody Guthrie 1
1999 The Asch Recordings, Volume 4: Buffalo Skinners Woody Guthrie 1
2000 This Land Is Your Land Woody Guthrie 1
2002 This Land Is Your Land Woody & Arlo Guthrie 1
2004 Pastures of Plenty Woody Guthrie 1
2004 Dusty Bowl Ballads Woody Guthrie 4 1
2006 The Essential Woody Guthrie: Dust Bowl Balladeer Woody Guthrie 1
Cowboy Songs Woody Guthrie 1
Nursery Days Woody Guthrie 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1962 Woody Guthrie Sings Folk Songs Compilation Woody Guthrie 2
1964 Woody Guthrie Sings Folk Songs, Volume Two Compilation Woody Guthrie 1
1992 The Very Best of Woody Guthrie Compilation Woody Guthrie 1
1995 A Legendary Performer Compilation Woody Guthrie 1
1997 This Land Is Your Land Compilation Woody & Arlo Guthrie 1
1998 The Asch Recordings, Volume 3: Hard Travellin' Compilation Woody Guthrie 1
1999 The Asch Recordings, Volumes 1-4 Compilation Woody Guthrie 1
2000 Ramblin' Round Compilation Woody Guthrie 1
2001 House of the Rising Sun Compilation Woody Guthrie 1
2002 Hard Travellin' Compilation Woody Guthrie 2
2003 The Woody Guthrie Story Compilation Woody Guthrie 1
2003 900 Miles Compilation Woody Guthrie 1
2003 Woody Guthrie Compilation Woody Guthrie 1
2004 A Proper Introduction to Woody Guthrie: This Land Is Your Land Compilation Woody Guthrie 1
2006 Some Folk Compilation Woody Guthrie 1
2006 The First Rays of Protest in the Twentieth Century Compilation Pete Seeger & Woody Guthrie 1
2007 Hard Travelin' Man Compilation Woody Guthrie 1
2007 The Beginning Compilation Woody Guthrie 1
2007 The Ultimate Collection Compilation Woody Guthrie 1
2008 This Machine Kills Fascists Compilation Woody Guthrie 1
2008 Original Folk: The Best of Woody Guthrie Compilation Woody Guthrie 1
2009 My Dusty Road Compilation Woody Guthrie 2
2012 100th Anniversary Collection Compilation Woody Guthrie 1
Immortal Woody Guthrie Golden Classics, Part Two Compilation Woody Guthrie 1
The Best of the War Years Compilation Woody Guthrie 1
The Greatest Songs of Woody Guthrie, Volume 1 Compilation Woody Guthrie 1
The Very Best of Woody Guthrie Compilation Woody Guthrie 1
Woody Guthrie: The Early Years Compilation Woody Guthrie 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2011 Live Wire Live Woody Guthrie 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2012 Bound for Glory Soundtrack Woody Guthrie & Leonard Rosenman 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1940 Vigilante Man / I Ain't Got No Home in This World Anymore Woody Guthrie 1

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