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Thread #11804   Message #90241
Posted By: harpgirl
27-Jun-99 - 10:31 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Riding in my Car Car (Woody Guthrie)
Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Woody Guthrie's 'Car Car' song
You inspired me to read this biography. Marty Schuman lived on the Stetson Kennedy land in Florida. I think Marty's stepdad moved down there under the influence of some of the same political forces which held Woody in sway. Marty slept in a hammock on a wooden platform until his parents homesteaded. I believe he heard Woody when the Kennedy's were still living in the bus. Marty didn't notice that Woody was deteriorating, I don't think. He told me he was only fourteen which means it was 1951. I have to remember to ask his family about this. I didn't realize until I read this book that Jack was a Woody fan and just how much he was influenced by Woody. Thanks for the inspiration to read it. I enjoyed it immensely! harpgirl