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AUDIO:The Folkways Collection: Woody Guthrie, Segment 1

An original folk hero, Woody Guthrie transformed the folk ballad into a vehicle for social protest. Guthrie wrote literally hundreds of songs, many of them now revered classics, including the unofficial anthem "This Land Is Your Land." He was also a major influence on music superstars such as Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan. Moses Asch, who recorded much of Guthrie's material, thought of Woody as nothing less than a full-blown genius. Program eight is devoted to a portrait of this giant in American music.
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David Horgan | April 03, 2009

Thanks for the re-post. This podcast series is from Smithsonian Folkways, the non-profit record label of the national museum of the United States.

To hear more episodes, please visit:

http://www.folkways.si.edu/learn_discover/folkways_collection.aspx

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