Soundstage: Woody Guthrie’s America

Woody Guthrie tribute show taped in front of a live audience. The show combines Guthrie's writings, read by Studs Terkel, with live performances of Guthrie's songs. Fans of Guthrie will enjoy hearing his words read and his songs played. Studs Terkel does an excellent performance, reading poetry and Guthrie's own words, so fans of Studs will also find this enjoyable. All song titles are guesses based on song choruses and checked against Guthrie's songs on http://www.allmusic.com.

0:37Copy video clip URL Studs does mini-bio of Guthrie.

4:00Copy video clip URL From here on, all the words belong to Guthrie. We hear about his home town in Oklahoma, which was one of the first oil boom towns.

5:08Copy video clip URL Seeger, Hellerman, and Arlo Guthrie sing “Oklahoma Hills.”

7:38Copy video clip URL Studs reads Guthrie’s reminiscences of how he got out West and how he began to play guitar.

8:51Copy video clip URL Seeger and Collins sing a song about rambling down a long dusty road.

11:56Copy video clip URL Audio recording of Guthrie talking about a severe dust storm.

16:20Copy video clip URL Arlo Guthrie sings song about the dust storm that his father had been describing.

20:06Copy video clip URL Woody Guthrie recorded speaking about the dust storms.

21:55Copy video clip URL Seeger does talking dust bowl song.

24:15Copy video clip URL Studs reads Guthrie’s writings about the struggles of Western families.

24:42Copy video clip URL Hellerman sings “Do-Re-Mi.”

27:05Copy video clip URL Guthrie recorded speaking about people’ s misconceptions about how wonderful California was – “They called us dust bowl refugees.”

29:04Copy video clip URL Judy Collins sings song about struggling Mexican deportees – “Ballad of the Deportees”(?)

33:13Copy video clip URL Studs reads writings about the toughest kinds of people – the workers.

33:42Copy video clip URL Arlo Guthrie sings “East Texas Red.”

38:40Copy video clip URL Studs reads writings about Union struggles and the story of the two rabbits.

39:23Copy video clip URL Seeger, Guthrie, and Collins sing “I’m Sticking to the Union”(?)

40:54Copy video clip URL Studs reads Guthrie’s reminiscences about being in a union.

41:18Copy video clip URL Seeger, Hellerman, and Guthrie sing “Reuben James.”

44:30Copy video clip URL Studs reads Guthrie’s ode to the Pacific Northwest.

44:56Copy video clip URL Collins and Guthrie sing “Roll On, Columbia.”

47:42Copy video clip URL Studs reads poem about kids.

48:14Copy video clip URL Seeger sings “Let’s Go Riding in the Car”(?)

49:56Copy video clip URL Studs reads story about Guthrie’s family and a fire that killed his sister.

50:41Copy video clip URL Collins continues the poem about Guthrie’s sister Clara.

53:00Copy video clip URL Studs reads idealistic poem about the good kinds of songs.

53:49Copy video clip URL Everyone sings “This Land is Your Land,” including rare verses not normally performed.

57:49Copy video clip URL End Credits.

59:00Copy video clip URL End of tape.

 

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