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Woody Guthrie: Radical American Patriot is a collection of material recorded "in service" of the U.S. Government. Here are his complete Library of Congress interviews and musical performances recorded by Alan Lomax (released in their entirety for the first time); his songs written while employed by the Bonneville Power Administration, including a previously unreleased, minor key version of "Pastures of Plenty"; a set of previously unheard home demonstration recordings of songs made for a late 1940s public health service VD education program; three radio skits, including two for the Office of War Information during the Second World War; and a number of other radio performances made in support of the war effort. It's a sweeping overview both of a transitional period in American history, and of the prolific, multi-faceted life of Woody Guthrie.

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Disc: 1

  1. Lost Train Blues
  2. Growing up in Oklahoma
  3. The Railroad Blues
  4. More talk of growing up in Okemah
  5. The gang of kids Woody hung around with
  6. Rye Whiskey
  7. Old Joe Clark
  8. Alan Lomax asks for a tune
  9. Beaumont Rag
  10. Alan asks for another one
  11. Green Valley Waltz (a.k.a.) Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Feet?
  12. The troubles and tragedies that fractured Woody's family in Okemah
  13. Greenback Dollar
  14. Lomax asks about the boll weevil
  15. Boll Weevil
  16. Jailhouse songs
  17. The Midnight Special
  18. When the great dust storm struck

Disc: 2

  1. The end of the world
  2. So Long, It's Been Good To Know Yuh
  3. Dust storms devastate the farmland
  4. Talking Dust Bowl
  5. Migrants arrive in California
  6. Do Re Mi
  7. Hard Times
  8. Songs about hard times
  9. Bring Back To Me My Blue - Eyed Boy
  10. Songs about outlaws
  11. Billy The Kid
  12. Billy the Kid and Pretty Boy Floyd
  13. Pretty Boy Floyd
  14. Jesse James
  15. Jesse James And His Boys
  16. Takin' it from the rich and givin' it to the poor
  17. Jesus Christ
  18. Songs about bankers
  19. The Jolly Banker
  20. Another song about the depradations of the bankers
  21. I Ain't Got No Home
  22. Hundreds of thousands made homeless
  23. Dirty Overhauls
  24. The story of Mary Fagan
  25. Mary Fagan
  26. The origins of the song

Disc: 3

  1. Origins of the song, continued
  2. Chain Around My Leg
  3. Let's sing some blues
  4. Nine Hundred Miles
  5. Worried Man Blues
  6. About the "Worried Man Blues"
  7. Lonesome Valley
  8. Railroad blueses
  9. Walkin' Down That Railroad Line
  10. Interlude
  11. Goin' Down The Frisco Line
  12. Riding the rails
  13. Going Down The Road
  14. Interlude
  15. Seven Cent Cotton
  16. Wish I'd Stayed In The Wagon Yard
  17. Interlude
  18. Dust Bowl Refugee
  19. Contractors duping the desperate
  20. The dust storm of April 14, 1935
  21. Dust Storm Disaster
  22. Foggy Mountain Top

Disc: 4

  1. Breathing in dust
  2. Dust Pneumonia Blues
  3. Leaving the Dust Bowl
  4. California Blues
  5. Jimmie Rodgers
  6. Migrants arriving in California
  7. Do Re Mi
  8. Refugees pouring into California
  9. Dust Bowl Refugee
  10. California as one of the 48 states
  11. Will Rogers Highway
  12. The flood that took over 100 lives
  13. Los Angeles New Year's Flood
  14. A good horse
  15. Stewball
  16. Interlude
  17. Stagger Lee
  18. Interlude
  19. One Dime Blues
  20. Interlude
  21. Git Along Little Dogies
  22. Interlude
  23. The Trail To Mexico
  24. Gypsy Davy
  25. Introducing an old song
  26. Hard Ain't It Hard

Disc: 5

  1. Introduction
  2. Pastures Of Plenty
  3. Oregon Trail
  4. Roll On Columbia
  5. New Found Land
  6. Talking Columbia
  7. Roll, Columbia, Roll
  8. Columbia's Waters
  9. Ramblin' Blues
  10. It Takes A Married Man To Sing A Worried Song
  11. Hard Travelin'
  12. The Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done (a.k.a. The Great Historical Bum)
  13. Jackhammer Blues
  14. Song Of The Grand Coulee Dam
  15. Grand Coulee Dam
  16. Washington Talkin' Blues
  17. Ramblin' Round
  18. Pastures Of Plenty
  19. End of My Line
  20. Sinking Of The Reuben James
  21. Takin' It Easy
  22. Reckless Talk

Disc: 6

  1. The Girl In The Red, White, And Blue
  2. Labor for Victory
  3. Farmer - Labor Trail
  4. Jazz in America, No. 93
  5. Whoopy Ti - Yi, Get Along, Mr. Hitler
  6. Jazz in America, No. 116
  7. Sally, Don't You Grieve
  8. Narrator
  9. Dig A Hole
  10. VD Avenue
  11. Intro
  12. The Veedee Blues
  13. Intro
  14. Blessed And Curst
  15. A Case Of VD
  16. VD Seaman's Letter
  17. VD City
  18. VD Day
  19. A Child Of VD
  20. V.D. Gunner's Blues
  21. Brooklyne Towne
  22. Narrator
  23. The Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done (a.k.a. The Great Historical Bum)
  24. The Old Cracked Looking Glass
  25. Hard Times In The Durant Jail
  26. Empty Boxcar, My Home
  27. The Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done

Disc: 7

  1. Oregon Trail
  2. It Takes A Married Man To Sing A Worried Song
  3. Hard Travelin'
  4. Grand Coulee Dam
  5. Roll On, Columbia
  6. The Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done (a.k.a. The Great Historical Bum)
  7. Jackhammer Blues
  8. Pastures Of Plenty
  9. Talking Columbia
  10. Ramblin' Round
  11. Washington Talkin' Blues

Disc: 8

  1. VD City
  2. The Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done


Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 22, 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 7
  • Format: Box set
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  • Label: Rounder
  • ASIN: B008UTV5GG
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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By Steve Ramm TOP 100 REVIEWER on October 23, 2013
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On October 22 Rounder released this box set titled "Woody Guthrie - American Radical" which should serve as a companion set to the wonderful Grammy -nominated "Woody@100" box from Smithsonian Folkways last year (see my review of that set on Amazon). The sets are different however because of the production run and the variety of the physical contents. The S/F box contained four CDs of released material plus a few radio shows as well as a 12x12 book. I don't know what the production run was but it was high and sold lots of copies.

The Rounder set is limited to just 5,000 copies and contains practically all previously unissued material. There are six CDs. The first four contain the complete Library of Congress Recordings made by Alan Lomax. Unlike the Jelly Roll Morton LoC recordings that Rounder released years ago, Guthrie brings his guitar, rather than the piano, and he doesn't tap his foot while playing - which is what Morton did and it's often difficult to listen to the JRM recordings because of that. Woody is engaging and tells some great stories I've never heard. CDs 5 and 6 include the BPA recordings as well as War Effort songs from radio transcriptions. He even appeared on two programs titled "Jazz in America". This is followed by a group of "demos" Woody made on the subject of venereal disease and finally a radio drama titled "The Lonesome Traveler". But there is more to the set. There is a wonderful 60-minute DVD of the documentary "Roll On Columbia" about Woody being hired to create songs for the Bonneville Dam Project . The film was made at the University of Oregon in 2002. The set includes a 60page booklet written by Rounder co-founder Bill Nowlin. This is a condensed version of the 258-page book which is available as a full length PDF on one of the CDs.
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As a Woody Guthrie fan I was thrilled to listen to this box set. Particularly interesting were the interviews with Alan Lomax and the DVD describing Woody's time with Bonneville Power Administration when he was hired for one month and wrote 28 songs, including many classics.I loved Pete Seeger's comment when Woody turned up in New York in 1941 just after Hitler had invaded the Soviet Union.'I guess we won't be singing anymore peace songs?", he quipped.Comes with a beautifully produced book detailing his work and the history around him, essential for understanding Woody's politics. I also love the vinyl 78 a reminder of an era now long gone but is vividly recreated in this great collection of songs and stories from a true radical patriot.
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The most recent release from the Woody Guthrie archives, lots of his music, but also lots of him talking about his life and his insights into various topics. A "must" acquisition for those interested in the history of folk music, and his influence in the musical traditions of our country.
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Gave this book and disk set to my husband for Christmas and he loves it! Wonderful interviews with Woody, great pictures, an amazing collection of recordings and a vinyl record too. I couldn't be more pleased with this purchase,.
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This collection of interviews and songs are among the best I have ever listened to.
American Radical Patriot puts in front of you an image of what it was like to be Woody Guthrie in the early to mid-20th century.
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