Woody Guthrie Struggle LP

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 This recording, first released by Folkways founder Moses Asch in 1976 to coincide with the celebration of America's Bicentennial, was originally recorded by Asch in the 1940s. The collection captures Woody Guthrie at his artistic best with gritty songs about the struggles of the American worker ("Waiting at the Gate," "The Dying Miner"), unions ("Ludlow Massacre," "1913 Massacre"), and an ode to a bad man ("Pretty Boy Floyd"). Blues harmonicist Sonny Terry sits in with Guthrie on "Lost John," and fellow traveling companion and folksinger Cisco Houston contributes his voice, guitar, and a song ("Get Along Little Doggie").

Track Listings

Disc: 1

1 Struggle Blues
2 A Dollar Down and a Dollar a Week
3 Whoopie Ti-Yi-Yo, Get Along Little Dogies
4 Hang Knot
5 Waiting at the Gate
6 The Dying Miner

Disc: 2

1 Union Burying Ground
2 Lost John
3 Buffalo Skinners
4 Pretty Boy Floyd
5 Ludlow Massacre
6 1913 Massacre