Ballads of Sacco & Vanzetti

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Ballads of Sacco & Vanzetti
Studio album by Woody Guthrie
Recorded 1946 & 1947
Genre Folk
Producer Moe Asch
Woody Guthrie chronology
The Asch Recordings
(1944, 1945)
Ballads of Sacco & Vanzetti
(1947)
Songs to Grow on for Mother and Child
(1947)
For "The Ballad of Sacco and Vanzetti" (Joan Baez, Ennio Morricone), see From Every Stage.

Ballads of Sacco & Vanzetti is a set of ballad songs, written and performed by Woody Guthrie, related to the trial, conviction and execution of Sacco and Vanzetti. The series was commissioned by Moe Asch in 1945 and recorded in 1946 and 1947. Guthrie never completed the project and was unsatisfied by the result.[1] The project was released later in its abandoned form by Asch.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Flood and the Storm"
  2. "I Just Want to Sing Your Name"
  3. "Old Judge Thayer"
  4. "Red Wine"
  5. "Root Hog and Die"
  6. "Suassos Lane"
  7. "Two Good Men"
  8. "Vanzetti's Letter"
  9. "Vanzetti's Rock"
  10. "We Welcome to Heaven"
  11. "You Souls of Boston"

An unreleased track, "Sacco's Letters to His Son" was recorded by Pete Seeger for the project.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joe Klein, Woody Guthrie: A Life, 1988, pp. 313-314.