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Woody Rediscovered in Poughkeepsie NY

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Subject: Woody Rediscovered in Poughkeepsie NY
From: Suffet
Date: 09 Jul 10 - 09:17 AM

Woody Rediscovered
an Exploration of Woody Guthrie's Less Known Songs
with Anne Price & Steve Suffet

Saturday • October 9, 2010
Gathering at 7:00 PM • Program starts 7:30 PM
at the home of Pat Lamanna
27 Meyer Avenue • Poughkeepsie, New York 12603

At last count there were 2,563 songs in the Woody Guthrie Archives, and Woody recorded well over 300 of them. However, only about 30 or 40 are well known today. In this musical workshop Anne Price and Steve Suffet will introduce you to a few of Woody Guthrie's other 2,500+ songs. Some were recorded or published in Woody's own lifetime; others were discovered after his death. All deserve to be recognized as the gems that they are. Come prepared to learn some new old songs!

Suggested contribution $10. Please bring a dessert to share.
Seating is limited. Reservations recommended.
For info or reservations call 845-452-4013 or click here to e-mail.

Woody Rediscovered is among the programs recommended by the Woody Guthrie Foundation.

Please click here for a live clips of Anne and Steve presenting Woody Rediscovered.


--- Steve


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Subject: RE: Woody Rediscovered in Poughkeepsie NY
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Jul 10 - 09:41 PM

Steve-

But do you sing "I'm a Jolly Banker"?

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Woody Rediscovered in Poughkeepsie NY
From: Suffet
Date: 09 Jul 10 - 11:08 PM

Charley,

We haven't done it yet. However, we have done well over 50 songs, maybe even 60 or more, possibly even 70. Among them in no particular order are:

Good Old Union Feeling
Tin Horn Taxi
Ticky Tock
Why Do You Stand There in the Rain?
Sixty-Six Highway Blues
Jacksonville Waltz
What Are We Waiting On?
Don't Kill My Baby and My Son
Pittsburgh Town
Mr. Lindbergh
Taking It Easy, Taking It Slow (World War II version)
Dear Mrs. Roosevelt
Death Row
All You Fascists Bound to Lose
Peace Pin Boogie
Peace Call
When the Curfew Blows
Sally Don't You Grieve (World War II version)
Mr. Tom Mooney
Mrs. Pavlechenko
Dry Spell on he Plains
Mama Don't Allow No Bushwas
Would You Shoot a Gun for Your Country?
Why Do You Stand There in the Rain?
Blow, Big Wind, Blow
I Don't Feel at Home on the Bowery No More
Ingrid Bergman
Two Good Men
Old Judge Thayer
Down in O-Klay-Homa
Lay Down Little Dogies
Peejammers I Hate
VD Waltz
VD Blues
Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key
California Stars
I Don't Like the Way This World Is Treating Me
I'm Living in Coney Island 'Til I Die
This Morning I Am Born Again
Heady Down
I Want It Now
Mermaid Avenue
My Name Is New York
Hey Rattler!
Boomtown Bill
New Found Land
Trouble at Redondo
Dance Around My Atom Fire
One Little Thing the Atom Can't Do
What Shall It Profit a Man?
Honeky Hanuky
Stackabones Own Song

Unfortunately, I didn't save all our set lists.

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: Woody Rediscovered in Poughkeepsie NY
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 10 Jul 10 - 06:33 AM

There is a show on at The West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds next week about Woody, seriously it's £18 fecking quid to get in, Woody will be spinning rapidly in his grave.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Woody Rediscovered in Poughkeepsie NY
From: Suffet
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 11:18 AM

Please click here for an audio demo of our Woody Rediscovered program.

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: Woody Rediscovered in Poughkeepsie NY
From: Suffet
Date: 08 Sep 10 - 10:57 PM

Greetings:

Heritage Folk Music of Poughkeepsie is now officially sponsoring this presentation of Woody Rediscovered. Since they have an extensive publicity network, the potential turnout on October 9 could be much larger than originally anticipated. So please do not show up without reservations.

For information or reservations, please call 845-452-4013 or click here to e-mail.

If there is enough interest, Heritage Folk Music will try to find a larger venue.

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: Woody Rediscovered in Poughkeepsie NY
From: Acme
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 12:20 AM

I remember Bob Dylan talking about seeing all of the songs that Guthrie wrote. He mentioned it in his own autobiography, and it was when the songs were stored at the family home in Long Island or someplace like that where the family lived while he was in an institution.

I see your link to the Guthrie Archives. Did they set this up themselves, or are they working in conjunction with a university with special collections? I see the archive finding aids. It would be nice if they had a first line along with the name of the song on each.

Good work, though, and it sounds like an interesting concert. It must be wonderful to poke through all of those songs, looking for the next ones to bring to light of day after decades hidden away.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Woody Rediscovered in Poughkeepsie NY
From: Suffet
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 08:49 AM

SRS,

The Woody Guthrie Archives is a non-for-profit organization established by Woody's daughter, Nora Guthrie. It is not affiliated with any university or other institution. However, it has managed to raise the funds it needs to do a excellent job and to hire a top-notch professional staff. The current Curator is Jorge Arevao and the current Archivist is Tiffany Colannino, and both stand ready to make the WGA accessible to researchers.

I should mention that the songs I do are not ones that I discovered in the WGA. Instead they are ones I learned from old songbooks, periodicals, and recordings, or from people who knew Woody. However, I have asked the previous Archivist Hillel Arnold to compare some of what I have against what is in the WGA. In many instances he found multiple versions of a particular song. Hillel, by the way, now works at the New York University Library where he spend his days archiving The Daily Worker files.

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: Woody Rediscovered in Poughkeepsie NY
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 04:34 PM

I believe the archives were started as the Woody Guthrie Foundation by Marjorie Guthrie, Nora's mother and Woody's ex-wife.   Marjorie started the archives as well as an organization called the Committee to Combat Huntington's Disease. Harold Leventhal gave her space in his offices. I remember visiting her office in the late 70's and she pointed out file cabinets that were filled with material. I think that was only the tip of the iceberg back then. A lot of her time was spent answering letters and allowing limited access for certain projects.   I think when Nora took it over and turned it into an archive that it really became a resource - although I understand it is a very lean operation that is doing an incredible job.


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Subject: RE: Woody Rediscovered in Poughkeepsie NY
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 04:34 PM

by the way - good luck with the concert!   I hope I get a chance to see you and Anne perform it one of these days!


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Subject: RE: Woody Rediscovered in Poughkeepsie NY
From: Suffet
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 04:51 PM

Ron,

I believe you are right about this history of the Woody Guthrie Archives. Until earlier this year, the WGA were still located in the building near Carnegie Hall where Harold Leventhal had his office. They have since moved to Mount Kisco, a suburb north of New York City, where Woody Guthrie Publications and the Woody Guthrie Foundation have their offices.

You will get a chance to hear an abbreviated version of Woody Rediscovered at the Eisteddfod in November. Anne Price will be in Phoenix, AZ, but I will will do my part of the program as a festival workshop.

Otherwise, you can have the Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club host us. If you don't think it is the right kind of program for a coffee house night, then maybe you can put us on as a special house concert. Since Anne and I do more than just sing the songs -- we pass around photographs and songbooks, and we encourage discussion -- we actually prefer the informality of a living room. However, we presented Woody Rediscovered at the Cranberry Coffee House in Binghamton, NY, this past March and it worked out very well with more than 40 people in attendance. The Cranberry meets in the local U-U church.

We're flexible.

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: Woody Rediscovered in Poughkeepsie NY
From: Suffet
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 10:14 PM

Greetings:

Heritage Folk Music of Poughkeepsie, NY, is now sponsoring this presentation of Woody Rediscovered on October 9, and the reservations are starting to come in faster than originally anticipated. So far there is still room in Pat Lamanna's living room, but if necessary the sponsor will move the event to a larger venue, possibly to the Unitarian church nearby.

So please make a reservation if you want to attend. That way you you won't be left out in the cold. Either call 845-452-4013 or click here to e-mail. Pat will then be able to let you know if the location changes.

Note that Heritage Folk Music will provide refreshments, so it is no longer necessary to bring a dessert, although it couldn't hurt.

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: Woody Rediscovered in Poughkeepsie NY
From: Suffet
Date: 23 Sep 10 - 09:42 PM

Greetings again:

The host has received so many advance reservations that the venue has been changed as follows:

Heritage Folk Music presents...

Woody Rediscovered
an Exploration of Woody Guthrie's Less Known Songs
with Anne Price & Steve Suffet

Saturday • October 9, 2010
at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
67 South Randolph Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Gather for refreshments at 7:00 PM
Program starts promptly at 7:30 PM
Suggested contribution: $10

Be there!

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: Woody Rediscovered in Poughkeepsie NY
From: Art Thieme
Date: 24 Sep 10 - 04:04 AM

YES!!!


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Subject: RE: Woody Rediscovered in Poughkeepsie NY
From: Charley Noble
Date: 24 Sep 10 - 08:39 AM

Great news!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Woody Rediscovered in Poughkeepsie NY
From: GUEST,Anne Price
Date: 25 Sep 10 - 10:08 AM

I am constantly amazed that the number of Woody Guthrie songs still to be discovered. It's great to bring some these songs to people's attention.


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Subject: RE: Woody Rediscovered in Poughkeepsie NY
From: Suffet
Date: 25 Sep 10 - 10:41 AM

I'm even going to surprise my musical partner Anne Price and do a Woody Guthrie song that I learned many years ago from the late Sis Cunningham. It's called Business Ain't Dead, and to the best of my memory it goes something like this:

Business ain't dead,
It's only a-sleepin',
Sleepin' and dreamin'
That a customer will come.

That customer ain't dead,
He's only a-sleepin',
Sleepin' and dreamin'
That a paycheck will come.

The paycheck is dreaming about a good job, the good job is dreaming about good times, the good times are dreaming about the President, the President is dreaming about Congress, Congress is dreaming about business. Well you get the idea! But then Woody breaks out of the cycle:

You and me ain't dead,
We're only a-sleepin'
Sleepin' and dreamin'
That a new world will come.

Well that new world ain't dead,
It's not even sleepin',
It's a-wigglin' and gigglin',
For you and me to win.

Pure Woody!

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: Woody Rediscovered in Poughkeepsie NY
From: Suffet
Date: 03 Oct 10 - 07:53 AM

@ Charles -->

Anne and I just added Jolly Banker to our set list. Thanks for the suggestion.

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: Woody Rediscovered in Poughkeepsie NY
From: CapriUni
Date: 03 Oct 10 - 02:42 PM

I used to live 'round Poughkeepsie way, 14 years ago. I'm 450 miles away now.

I wish I could attend. Sounds like it will be a fabulous evening (especially with pot-luck dessert).

I'll be thinking happy thoughts in your direction.


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Subject: RE: Woody Rediscovered in Poughkeepsie NY
From: bbc
Date: 10 Oct 10 - 03:31 PM

Just wanted to report in that Duane D & I attended Steve & Anne's workshop last night in Poughkeepsie & it was delightful! Jolly Banker & Mermaid Avenue were great! I learned many new things about Woody & his music. I particularly liked the songs Ticky Toc & Heady Down. Anne's rendition of Ingrid Bergman shocked me! ;) Maybe the song was fine & it was just my mind playing tricks on me. Many thanks to Steve & Anne for sharing their knowledge & their musical gifts!

best,

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Woody Rediscovered in Poughkeepsie NY
From: Suffet
Date: 12 Oct 10 - 08:20 AM

Barbara,

Thanks for your report. It was good seeing you and Duane, and Anne was really surprised that Duane remembered hearing her when she was Anne Ohayon.

If any Mudcatters would like to have Anne and me present Woody Rediscovered for their own folk music society, folk club, coffee house, school, etc., please contact me by e-mail rather than by Mudcat PM. Meanwhile, please visit the webpage www.soundclick.com/woodyrediscovered for more information.

--- Steve


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