Woody Guthrie The Asch Recordings, Volumes 1-4 (4-CD Box Set)

The Asch Recordings, Volumes 1-4 (4-CD Box Set)
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Format: CD  (4 Discs)
Item:  SFW 40112

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Smithsonian Folkways

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 12/17/99, p.84
"...will provide years of pleasure....conveys something we no longer possess; a cogent picture of America and its promise..." - Rating: A

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $0.991.This Land Is Your Land
  • Buy for $0.992.Car Song
  • Buy for $0.993.Ramblin' Round
  • Buy for $0.994.Talking Fishing Blues
  • Buy for $0.995.Philadelphia Lawyer
  • Buy for $0.996.Lindbergh
  • Buy for $0.997.Hobo's Lullaby
  • Buy for $0.998.Pastures of Plenty
  • Buy for $0.999.Grand Coulee Dam
  • Buy for $0.9910.End of the Line
  • Buy for $0.9911.New York Town
  • Buy for $0.9912.Gypsy Davy
  • Buy for $0.9913.Jesus Christ
  • Buy for $0.9914.This Land Is Your Land
  • Buy for $0.9915.Do-Re-Mi
  • Buy for $0.9916.Jarama Valley
  • Buy for $0.9917.The Biggest Thing Man Has Ever Done
  • Buy for $0.9918.Pictures From Life's Other Side
  • Buy for $0.9919.Jesse James
  • Buy for $0.9920.Talking Hard Work
  • Buy for $0.9921.When That Great Ship Went Down
  • Buy for $0.9922.Hard, Ain't It Hard
  • Buy for $0.9923.Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
  • Buy for $0.9924.I Ain't Got Nobody
  • Buy for $0.9925.Sinking of the Reuben James
  • Buy for $0.9926.Why, Oh Why?
  • Buy for $0.9927.This Land Is Your Land - (reprise)

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $0.991.Muleskinner Blues
  • Buy for $0.992.Wreck of the Old 97
  • Buy for $0.993.Sally Goodin'
  • Buy for $0.994.Little Black Train
  • Buy for $0.995.Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet
  • Buy for $0.996.Balitmore to Washington
  • Buy for $0.997.Rubber Dolly
  • Buy for $0.998.21 Years
  • Buy for $0.999.Sowing on the Mountain
  • Buy for $0.9910.Bed on the Floor
  • Buy for $0.9911.Take a Whiff on Me
  • Buy for $0.9912.Stepstone
  • Buy for $0.9913.Put My Little Shoes Away
  • Buy for $0.9914.Hen Cackle
  • Buy for $0.9915.Poor Boy
  • Buy for $0.9916.Stackolee
  • Buy for $0.9917.Johnny Hart
  • Buy for $0.9918.Worried Man Blues
  • Buy for $0.9919.Danville Girl
  • Buy for $0.9920.Gambling Man
  • Buy for $0.9921.Rye Straw
  • Buy for $0.9922.Crawdad Song
  • Buy for $0.9923.Ida Red
  • Buy for $0.9924.Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy
  • Buy for $0.9925.Train 45

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • Buy for $0.991.Hard Travelin'
  • Buy for $0.992.Farmer-Labor Train
  • Buy for $0.993.Howdjadoo
  • Buy for $0.994.Ship in the Sky
  • Buy for $0.995.I Ain't Got No Home in This World Anymore
  • Buy for $0.996.Mean Talking Blues
  • Buy for $0.997.Better World a-Comin'
  • Buy for $0.998.Miss Pavlichencko
  • Buy for $0.999.So Long, It's Been Good to Know You (WWII Version)
  • Buy for $0.9910.New Found Land
  • Buy for $0.9911.Oregon Trail
  • Buy for $0.9912.Vigilante Man
  • Buy for $0.9913.1913 Massacre
  • Buy for $0.9914.Talking Columbia
  • Buy for $0.9915.Two Good Men
  • Buy for $0.9916.Sally, Don't You Grieve
  • Buy for $0.9917.Talking Sailor
  • Buy for $0.9918.What Are We Waiting On?
  • Buy for $0.9919.Railroad Blues
  • Buy for $0.9920.Ludlow Massacre
  • Buy for $0.9921.Ladies Auxiliary
  • Buy for $0.9922.Miner's Song
  • Buy for $0.9923.When the Yanks Go Marching In
  • Buy for $0.9924.Union Maid (Excerpt)
  • Buy for $0.9925.Rubaiyat
  • Buy for $0.9926.The Many and the Few
  • Buy for $0.9927.Hanukkah Dance

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • Buy for $0.991.Ranger's Command
  • Buy for $0.992.Buffalo Skinners
  • Buy for $0.993.Billy the Kid
  • Buy for $0.994.Cowboy Waltz
  • Buy for $0.995.Pretty Boy Floyd
  • Buy for $0.996.Along in the Sun and the Rain
  • Buy for $0.997.Whoopie Ti-Yi-Yo, Get Along Little Dogies
  • Buy for $0.998.Froggie Went a-Courtin'
  • Buy for $0.999.Buffalo Gals
  • Buy for $0.9910.I Ride an Old Paint
  • Buy for $0.9911.Dead or Alive
  • Buy for $0.9912.Slipknot
  • Buy for $0.9913.Cocaine Blues
  • Buy for $0.9914.Tell Aunt Rhody
  • Buy for $0.9915.Chisholm Trail
  • Buy for $0.9916.Stewball
  • Buy for $0.9917.Wild Cyclone
  • Buy for $0.9918.Train Blues
  • Buy for $0.9919.Red River Valley
  • Buy for $0.9920.Fastest of Ponies
  • Buy for $0.9921.Stewball
  • Buy for $0.9922.Snow Deer
  • Buy for $0.9923.When the Curfew Blows
  • Buy for $0.9924.Little Darling
  • Buy for $0.9925.Blowing Down That Old Dusty Road
  • Buy for $0.9926.Return of Rocky Mountain Slim and Desert Rat Shorty

Product Description:

Also available separately as Folkways 40100, 40101, 40102 and 40103.
Producer: Moses Asch.
Compilation producer: Jeff Place, Guy Logsdon.
Recorded in New York, New York between 1944 and 1949. Includes liner notes by Jeff Place and Guy Logsdon.
All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.
Woody Guthrie's Asch Recordings, Vol. 1-4 is another shining example of Smithsonian/Folkways' ability to create a historically important document that is both fun and enriching. Combining four separate compilations (This Land Is Your Land: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 1, Muleskinner Blues: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 2, Hard Travelin': The Asch Recordings, Vol. 3, and Buffalo Skinners: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 4) into one box, Smithsonian/Folkways presents a fairly complete overview of Guthrie's career. The collection features deep forays into his union songs, political and social issue songs, cowboy and outlaw songs, and early country and frontier ballads, with each CD separated into specific themes. The liner notes are intelligently written but never dry, going through track by track, bringing to light Guthrie's warm contributions to American folksongs. In listening to the set as a whole, the only question left is "where is Guthrie's comedy album?" His biting humor on songs like "Talking Hard Work," "Ladies Auxiliary," "Howdjadoo," and "Mean Talking Blues" tell of a wry and witty side of the activist that would fit alongside his topical children's albums nicely. Each of these CDs are available individually, but purchasing the box set gives the listener a more well-rounded experience and makes more sense economically. ~ Zac Johnson

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  • Sales Rank: 104,541
  • UPC: 093074011225
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