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Thread #49518   Message #748289
Posted By: GUEST,John Hernandez
15-Jul-02 - 10:32 AM
Thread Name: Happy Birthday..Woody Guthrie
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday..Woody Guthrie
I'm waiting for the Metroliner to carry me back to old Virginny. Well actually to the District of Columbia from whence, if all works as planned, my sweetie will drive me back to West Falls Church. Anyway, I saw the Woody Guthrie birthday party at CB's club in New York last night and it was really sensational. Everyone was great but let me pay special tribute to the duet of Anne Price and Toby Fagenson. I've heard Anne several times before and I've always enjoyed her "Baezesque" style. But as a team, Anne and that Toby fellow can really bowl you over. Another highlight was Joel Landy, who has rewritten some of Woody's songs to bring them up to date. For example, he took a song Woody wrote about atomic power and turned it into an anti-nuke song called "Kiss Your Ass Good Bye." One real surprise was Steve Suffet, taking out his harmonica and showing himself to be a disciple of the late Sonny Terry. Also, they brought out this white haired man who knew Woody when they were both seamen during World War II. I forget his name, but he told a story of him and Woody going to a bar together in Baltimore, and Woody drinking shots of liquor all night while he, the story teller, had only milk and apple pie because he was still too young to drink alcohol.