Woody Guthrie At 100 Live At The Kenn CD (2013)

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Specifications

Label SMG RECORDS/SONY
SKU 250067085
UPC 888837280921
UPC 14 00888837280921
Format CD
Release Date 6/18/2013
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Author Various
Technical Info
Engineer Chris Andersen
Producer Jim Brown; Robert Santelli; Garth Ross; Nora Guthrie; Steve Rosenthal
CatalogID 88883728092
Lable Name Sony Legacy
Released 06/10/2013
Original Release 2013
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 76m : 54s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Live
UPC 00888837280921
Musical Guests
Rob Wasserman
Tim O'Brien
The Del McCoury Band
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Jeff Daniels (spoken vocals).
Audio Mixers: Kabir Hermon; Steve Rosenthal.
Liner Note Author: Nora Guthrie.
Recording information: Kennedy Center, Washington, DC (10/14/2012).
Director: Jim Brown .
Editors: Jason Pollard; Alex Noschese.
Photographers: Eric Schaal; Dorothea Lange; Lester Balog; Miriam Grossman Cohen; Nora Guthrie.
Unknown Contributor Role: Glen Timer.
Woody Guthrie defined an era and culture in transition in his Dust Bowl ballads, his outlaw tales, his work and labor songs, anti-war songs, children's songs, political songs, and a host of love songs and songs that touched on philosophy, geography, and the hard work of living day to day in an emerging industrial world. He was kind of a maverick beat journalist. He wrote and drew constantly, and new poems, writings, drawings, lyrics, and even previously unknown songs and recordings have kept turning up even a decade into the 21st century, making him, in retrospect, a kind of maverick gonzo beat journalist, and if he defiantly wished, yearned, and politicized for a better America, it's hard to imagine a more American artist. This CD/DVD collects highlights from a concert held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on October 14, 2012 to honor the 100th anniversary of Guthrie's birth, and as these various performers that night present their versions of Guthrie's songs, what quickly becomes obvious is how varied, versatile, poignant, literate, and lyrical he was as a songwriter, even if he worked mostly in a vernacular style. His best songs both capture an era and transcend that era, and his feel for the downtrodden in the land of opportunity is unparalleled. But he also wrote love songs and kid's songs, and all of these are here, including highlight performances by Judy Collins (she turns back the clock with a beautiful piano and acoustic guitar arrangement of "Pastures of Plenty"), Ani DiFranco (a haunting "Deportee," complete with ghostly fiddle and some fine atmospheric guitar from Ry Cooder), Rosanne Cash (her takes on "I Ain't Got No Home" and "Pretty Boy Floyd," with John Leventhal adding guitar, are revealing, particularly "Pretty Boy Floyd," which is done with her father Johnny Cash's patented Tennessee Two shuffle), and Joel Rafael (he sounds so much like Bob Dylan here on "Ramblin' Reckless Hobo" that one could swear it was a long lost Dylan song circa Another Side of Bob Dylan -- and underscores how much Dylan learned from Guthrie). The one sort of sad note in the set is Ramblin' Jack Elliott's (perhaps the purest of Guthrie-influenced acolytes) ramshackle and wobbly version of "1913 Massacre." Time and a life of constant gigs have settled in on Elliott here, and it's heartbreaking to hear him struggle through the song, the kind of song he used to carry in his pocket. It's easy to imagine Guthrie doing the same thing, though, which he did, actually, singing until he simply couldn't sing anymore. But these songs are sturdy. They're timeless. Someone will always be singing them, and it really doesn't matter how well. ~ Steve Leggett
Disc 1
0 DISC 1:,DISC 2:
1 Howdi Do,Howdi Do
2 Union Maid,Union Maid
3 Ramblin' Reckless Hobo,Reading Woody Guthrie's "This Is Our Country Here"
4 Hard Travelin',Ramblin' Reckless Hobo
5 Riding in My Car,Hard Travelin'
6 I Ain't Got No Home ,Riding in My Car
7 Pretty Boy Floyd ,I Ain't Got No Home
8 I've Got to Know,Pretty Boy Floyd
9 House of Earth ,I've Got to Know
10 Pastures of Plenty,House of Earth
11 Ease My Revolutionary Mind,Pasture of Plenty
12 Deportee ,Ease My Revolutionary Mind
13 You Know the Night ,Deportee
14 So Long, It's Been Good to Know Yuh ,Reading: I Hate a Song...
15 Woody's Rag ,You Know the Night
16 Do Re Mi,So Long, It's Been Good to Know Yuh
17 1913 Massacre ,Woody's Rag
18 This Train Is Bound for Glory,Do Re Mi
19 This Land Is Your Land,1913 Massacre
20 This Land Is Your Land,Speech/Thanks
21 This Train Is Bound for Glory
22 This Land is Your Land
23 DVD Bonus Content
Disc 2
0 DISC 1:,DISC 2:
1 Howdi Do,Howdi Do
2 Union Maid,Union Maid
3 Ramblin' Reckless Hobo,Reading Woody Guthrie's "This Is Our Country Here"
4 Hard Travelin',Ramblin' Reckless Hobo
5 Riding in My Car,Hard Travelin'
6 I Ain't Got No Home ,Riding in My Car
7 Pretty Boy Floyd ,I Ain't Got No Home
8 I've Got to Know,Pretty Boy Floyd
9 House of Earth ,I've Got to Know
10 Pastures of Plenty,House of Earth
11 Ease My Revolutionary Mind,Pasture of Plenty
12 Deportee ,Ease My Revolutionary Mind
13 You Know the Night ,Deportee
14 So Long, It's Been Good to Know Yuh ,Reading: I Hate a Song...
15 Woody's Rag ,You Know the Night
16 Do Re Mi,So Long, It's Been Good to Know Yuh
17 1913 Massacre ,Woody's Rag
18 This Train Is Bound for Glory,Do Re Mi
19 This Land Is Your Land,1913 Massacre
20 This Land Is Your Land,Speech/Thanks
21 This Train Is Bound for Glory
22 This Land is Your Land
23 DVD Bonus Content
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