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Thread #581   Message #3868690
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
27-Jul-17 - 03:30 PM
Thread Name: Origins:Deportees-seeking original Woody recording
Subject: RE: Origins:Deportees-seeking original Woody recording
Yeah, I saw the other thread(s) and it seemed the meat of the matter was all in this thread though I may have gotten my dates crossed.

I know about creosote. I know about commodity 'price stabilization.' But we're getting way ahead of ourselves there.

The wiki points to Hammond's "Chapel Talk" which is an unsourced dead end. But as noted, it builds on Joe's & Dr. John's:

"...the fruit growers in California soaked their excess fruit, which was going to waste, in creosote to make it uneatable so it could not be "stolen" and eaten by the hungry migrant families. Nice what we do to each other."

Where did this come from and how was it devined from Woody Guthrie's "oranges in their creosote dumps...."?