Woody Guthrie

  1. United States folk singer and songwriter (1912-1967)
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  • ( "Some will rob you with a six-gun/Some with a fountain pen," go the words to Woody Guthrie's ballad "Pretty Boy Floyd.") Richard B. Woodward: Bernard Madoff and Anton Chigurh: the Con Man as Serial Killer
  • When Woody Guthrie was singing hillbilly songs on a little Los Angeles radio station in the late 1930s, he used to mail out a small mimeographed songbook to listeners who wanted the words to his songs.
  • While Woody Guthrie was a rambling, gambling, hard-travelling, hard-drinking guy who collected a handful of wives in his time and whose guitar "killed fascists", his travelling partner, Pete Seeger was a teetotalling Quaker Unitarian pacifist who married a Japanese girl during World War Two and did time briefly for refusing to name names to Joe McCarthy. "This Machine Surrounds Hate and Forces It To Surrender"
  • Woody Guthrie once sang that “some will rob you with a six-gun, and some with a fountain pen.” Rebecca Solnit: When the Media Is the Disaster: Covering Haiti
  • Woody Guthrie was one of a long line of folk songsters going back at least to Joe Hill, identifying with the poor and exploited.
  • Rockabilly and doo-wop provide the sturdy structures, with a nod to the skiffle of the Quarrymen as he sings "Long, long lost John" over the fade of "I'm Losing You", in a deliberate echo of Lonnie Donegan's version of a song borrowed from Woody Guthrie. The legacy of John Lennon
  • Socialist poetry: two words to conjure images of earnest but artless efforts by would-be Woody Guthries.
  • Claire was content just driving with her husband and daughter together in their separate thoughts, but the silence was short-lived, because Alice began to sing Woody Guthrie songs. So Much Pretty
  • In the same way as Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie documented their era in the early 20th century with their songs, the instrumentalist is the torchbearer of a centuries-old tradition in the virtually unwritten Arabic music culture. WeLove-music
  • In the winter of 1940, a twenty-seven-year-old hillbilly singer named Woody Guthrie headed east to New York City.
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