Woody Guthrie

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This brief set features a dozen songs by Woody Guthrie, including the classics "This Land Is Your Land," "Pastures of Plenty," and "Hard, Ain't It Hard," but it doesn't even come close to telling the whole story of Guthrie's unique talent. Guthrie sang and reconstructed folk songs into fresh new pieces that ranged from political satire, talking blues, and cowboy songs, to hobo and train songs and a series of delightful children's songs, and this short collection barely does him justice, good as it is at a budget price.

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