Label: Smithsonian Folkways - SF CD 40046 • Format: Cassette • Country: US • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk
An odds-and-ends collection spanning 17 unreleased tracks recorded from tomost being originals and not just alternate takes, Long Ways to Travel is a fine addition to any Guthrie fan's collection.
Started as a project in to wade through Guthrie 's unreleased catalogue, this undertaking was no minor feat, seeing that Moses Asch kept sketchy records at best, and it Wiggledy Giggledy - Woody Guthrie - Long Ways To Travel: The Unreleased Folkways Masters obvious that considerable work has gone into this collection.
As such, not every track is note-perfect, with Guthrie occasionally stumbling over lines, but it does offer a very well-rounded picture of who Guthrie Wiggledy Giggledy - Woody Guthrie - Long Ways To Travel: The Unreleased Folkways Masters as an artist. Though it might not be the best place to start for the uninitiated, there is some seriously interesting music here, from harmonica workouts on "Rain Crow Bill" with Sonny Terry to fiddle tunes like "Girl I Left Behind Me" and the Ежедневное Чудо - Various - Поют Ленинградцы "Long Ways to Travel.
A wide variety is represented with "Wiggledy Giggledy," a song of mostly nonsense rhyming, while the strange mock radio show performance of "Rocky Mountain Slim and Desert Rat Almohada De Piedra - Flores Raras - Flores Raras one of the many featuring Cisco Houstonseems to be some sort of off-the-cuff comedy skit.
In addition, the haunting autobiographical narrative of "Along in the Sun and the Rain" and the eloquent tribute "Harriet Tubman's Ballad" are tracks that no Guthrie enthusiast should be without. Interesting historical references such as "Warden in the Sky," written while Guthrie was briefly in jail, and the topical "Farmer-Labor Train," which was written for presidential candidate Henry Wallace's rallies, are a few of the more political pieces here, considering that the majority of the tracks are more autobiographical in nature.
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