The Live Wire: Woody Guthrie in Performance 1949

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The Live Wire: Woody Guthrie in Performance 1949
Woody Guthrie LiveWire cover.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedSeptember 6, 2007 (2007-09-06)
Recorded1949 at Fuld Hall, Newark, New Jersey, United States
GenreFolk
Length74:54
LabelWoody Guthrie Archives
ProducerNora Guthrie Jorge Arévalo Mateus
Woody Guthrie chronology
Dear Mr. President
(1942)
The Live Wire: Woody Guthrie in Performance 1949
(2007)

The Live Wire: Woody Guthrie in Performance 1949 is a recording of a concert by Woody Guthrie in Newark, New Jersey, one of a small number of surviving live recordings of the folk singer. The program consists of Guthrie answering questions from his wife Marjorie about his life, and singing songs. The recording was made on an inexpensive wire recorder by Paul Braverman, and a significant restoration process was required to clean up the audio on the two spools of wire.[1] In 2008 the album won a Grammy Award for Best Historical Album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Intro: How much? How long?
  2. "Black Diamond"
  3. I was there and the dust was there
  4. "The Great Dust Storm"
  5. Folk singers and dancers
  6. "Talking Dust Bowl Blues"
  7. "Tom Joad"
  8. Columbia River
  9. "Pastures of Plenty"
  10. "Grand Coulee Dam"
  11. Told by Mother Bloor
  12. "1913 Massacre"
  13. Quit sending your inspectors
  14. "Goodbye Centralia"
  15. A cowboy of some kind
  16. "Dead or Alive"
  17. Jesus Christ has come!
  18. "Jesus Christ"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Woody Guthrie Foundation. The Live Wire. 2007. Retrieved March 1, 2008