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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Happy 100th Birthday to Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Guthrie. His centenary is Saturday—and he’s the subject of this edition of Fishko Files…

 

The Guthrie Family Reunion concert will celebrate Woody Guthrie's centenary on July 15th in Central Park. For more information, visit this website.

 

 

 

 

Select Woody Guthrie recordings used in this edition of Fishko Files...

 

WNYC Production Credits...

Executive Producer: Sara Fishko
Assistant Producer: Laura Mayer
Mix Engineer: Paul Schneider and George Wellington
Managing Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann

 

Great thanks to the indispensable Guthrie archivist Tiffany Colannino for her assistance in the preparation of this edition of Fishko Files.

 

Check out the slideshow, below, for some visual treasures from the Guthrie Archive.

Photograph by Al Aumuller. Courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives.
Woody Guthrie in New York City, ca. 1943.
Courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives.
One of Woody Guthrie’s notebooks from Coney Island, New York, 1947.
Courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives.
One of Woody Guthrie’s notebooks from New York City, December 1942.
Courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives.
One of Woody Guthrie’s notebooks from Coney Island, New York, 1945-1949.
Courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives.
One of Woody Guthrie’s notebooks from Coney Island, New York, ca. 1946.
Photography by Bradly Brown. Courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives.
Watercolor artwork and lyrics by Woody Guthrie, from a 1952 notebook.
Photography by Bradly Brown. Courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives.
A page from Woody Guthrie’s notebook. New York City, 1947.
RCA-Victor Records, Camden, New Jersey.
Woody Guthrie’s personal copy of his 1940 record album, “Dust Bowl Ballads.”
Photo by Bradley Brown. Courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives.
Guthrie wire recordings box.
Photography by Bradly Brown. Courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives.
Two wire recordings.
Photography by Bradly Brown. Courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives.
Close up of wire recording.

Produced by:

Sara Fishko

Comments [4]

JOHN HIBBERD from Moss Vale Australia


Sara
I am John Hibberd from down under Australia I am on comuuity radio
HIGHLAND FM 107.1 in the Southern Highlands 1 1/2 hours south of Sydney
I do a Jazz and Blues program on Friday 2 hours and 2 hour Jazz program on 1st Sunday of the Month.
I it possible I could use some of your great program material on my show I will give credit to yourself and the station
I thought your Dave Brubeck program from way back was great
Thanks
John Hibberd
Presenter 107.1 Highland FM +61 414 281 210

Aug. 28 2012 08:53 AM

@Kelly from Brooklyn: The final song in the piece is “Pastures of Plenty,” written by Woody Guthrie and performed by Odetta. It is available on “The Greatest Songs of Woody Guthrie.” You can see the album here (http://www.amazon.com/Greatest-Songs-Woody-Guthrie/dp/B000000EBR)

Jul. 19 2012 02:24 PM
Kelly from Brooklyn

I really enjoyed this birthday tribute - it's a great piece. What is the title of the very last song played in the segment?
Thank you!

Jul. 12 2012 06:39 PM
BradKlein

A wonderful portrait of Woody, and of the extraordinary Guthrie Archive.

Jul. 12 2012 08:13 AM

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