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Thread #22016   Message #237981
Posted By: Frankham
03-Jun-00 - 07:15 PM
Thread Name: Woody Guthrie Traveling Exhibit Story
Subject: RE: Woody Guthrie Traveling Exhibit Story
I knew Woody personally. Picked banjo and guitar with him in 1950's.

He was honest. When I knew him he was not interested in commercial music or the show business world. He was a socialist. He had great integrity. He was not a perfect human being. Who is?

Jim Longhi's book was how I remembered him and Cisco who I also knew in L.A.

Woody was the first American "singer/songwriter".

One of the best books on Woody is yet to come. By Ed Cray. Look for it.

JOe Klein probably got all the facts but not the feeling. Jim Longhi did that as did Bound For Glory.

Just like Dr. King, Woody is being lionized for his personality and not what he stood for.