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GUEST,Mr Yeahbut Woody Guthrie In London (25) RE: Woody Guthrie In London 08 Feb 09

didn't work copy & pasting the link either.. some weird code scrambling going on here
buggering up the bit after "WG-BBC..etc"

so afraid I must resort to a full on paste job..


Woody Guthrie - 1945-xx-xx - BBC Broadcast

Track 1-3 are Children's Hour
Track 4 is Lost Radio

Lost Radio:
Lost Radio Shows
Woody Guthrie
Pete Seeger

1. Us Department Of Health
Exact date unknown

Children's Hour:
Woody Guthrie, BBC "Children's Hour", London, GB, July 7, 1944

From Guy Logsdon's Discography, reprinted in Santelli, Robert & Davidson, Emily (eds.),
Hard Travelin' -- The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie, Hanover and London, 1999, p. 196:

"7 JULY 1944. Woody was a Merchant Marine, "washing dishes on a Liberty Ship," the troop ship
Sea Porpoise which carried troops to the Normandy beach in early July 1944. After the troops were
sent ashore, the ship hit a mine but made its way back to England; Woody was routed through London
toward Glasgow, Scotland, toward the United States. On a song manuscript dated "July 13th, 1944",
Woody wrote, "this train is carrying me outside from London now; on up towards Belfast, and Glasgow."
While in London, he went to the offices of the BBC where he introduced himself as a member of
The Martins and the Coys [produced by Alan Lomax for the BBC in late March 1944, broadcast by the BBC
on 26 June 1944] and was given the opportunity to sing on the Children's Hour. After an autobiographical
statement, he was recorded singing with his guitar accompaniment two railroad songs:
"Wabash Cannonball"
"900 Miles" (this is the minor-key melody that Cisco made popular)"

Lineage: BBC radio documentary, 1987 (provided by wonderboy)->Audacity->flac frontend (level 8, verify,
align on sector boundaries)

BBC 'Children's Hour'
7 Jul 1944

2. The Wabash Cannonball (unknown)

BBC 'Children's Hour'
7 Jul 1944

3. 900 Miles From Home (unknown)

BBC 'Children's Hour'
7 Jul 1944

4. V.D.Blues (unknown)

Lost Radio Shows
(date unknown)

The Story Of Rosty The Lonesome Traveller

Review by: woodstock69 On 13 Feb 2007 at 23:02 CET
for that age just 10/10 stars!!


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