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    Guthrie and Mary divorced in He married twice more, to Marjorie Greenblatt —53 , and Anneke Van Kirkand —56 having a total of eight children. During the Dust Bowl period, Guthrie joined the thousands of Okies and others who migrated to California to look for work, leaving his wife and children in Texas.

    Many of his songs are concerned with the conditions faced by working-class people. During the latter part of that decade, he achieved fame with radio partner Maxine "Lefty Lou" Crissman as a broadcast performer of commercial hillbilly music and traditional folk music.

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    Burke , Guthrie began to write and perform some of the protest songs that he eventually released on his album Dust Bowl Ballads. He introduced Guthrie to writer John Steinbeck. Notwithstanding Guthrie's later claim that "the best thing that I did in was to sign up with the Communist Party", [29] he was never a member of the Party.

    He was noted as a fellow traveler —an outsider who agreed with the platform of the party while avoiding party discipline. He wrote the columns in an exaggerated hillbilly dialect and usually included a small comic. He was a writer who lived in very political times. It fired both Robbin and Guthrie. Arriving in New York, Guthrie, known as "the Oklahoma cowboy", was embraced by its folk music community. Guthrie made his first recordings—several hours of conversation and songs recorded by the folklorist Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress —as well as an album, Dust Bowl Ballads , for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey.

    Guthrie thought the lyrics were unrealistic and complacent. Guthrie signed the manuscript with the comment, "All you can write is what you see. There he met the folksinger Pete Seeger , and the two men became good friends. He recalled an awkward conversation with Mary Guthrie's mother, in which she asked for Seeger's help to persuade Guthrie to treat her daughter better. Ledbetter's Tenth Street apartment was a gathering spot for the musician circle in New York at the time, and Guthrie and Ledbetter were good friends, as they had busked together at bars in Harlem.

    In November Seeger introduced Guthrie to his friend the poet Charles Olson , then a junior editor at the fledgling magazine Common Ground. The meeting led to Guthrie writing the article "Ear Players" in the Spring issue of the magazine. The article marked Guthrie's debut as a published writer in the mainstream media.

    He also brought her and the children to New York, where the family lived briefly in an apartment on Central Park West. The reunion represented Woody's desire to be a better father and husband. He said, "I have to set [ sic ] real hard to think of being a dad. Choreographer Sophie Maslow developed Folksay as an elaborate mix of modern dance and ballet, which combined folk songs by Woody Guthrie with text from Carl Sandburg 's book-length poem The People, Yes.

    Guthrie provided live music for the performance, which featured Maslow and her New Dance Group. Two-and-a-half years later, Maslow brought Folksay to early television under the direction of Leo Hurwitz. The program received positive reviews and was performed on television over WCBW a second time in early In May , after a brief stay in Los Angeles, Guthrie moved to Portland, Oregon , in the neighborhood of Lents , on the promise of a job. Gunther von Fritsch was directing a documentary about the Bonneville Power Administration 's construction of the Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River , and needed a narrator.

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    Alan Lomax had recommended Guthrie to narrate the film and sing songs onscreen. The original project was expected to take 12 months, but as filmmakers became worried about casting such a political figure, they minimized Guthrie's role. The Department of the Interior hired him for one month to write songs about the Columbia River and the construction of the federal dams for the documentary's soundtrack. Guthrie toured the Columbia River and the Pacific Northwest. Guthrie said he "couldn't believe it, it's a paradise", [48] which appeared to inspire him creatively.

    The film "Columbia" was not completed until see below. Tired of the continual uprooting, Mary Guthrie told him to go without her and the children. Divorce was difficult, since Mary was a member of the Catholic Church , but she reluctantly agreed in December Following the conclusion of his work in the Northwest, Guthrie corresponded with Pete Seeger about Seeger's newly formed folk-protest group, the Almanac Singers. Guthrie returned to New York with plans to tour the country as a member of the group.

    The singers eventually outgrew the space and moved into the cooperative Almanac House in Greenwich Village. After Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union, the group wrote anti-fascist songs. In keeping with common utopian ideals, meals, chores and rent at the Almanac House were shared. The Sunday hootenannies were good opportunities to collect donation money for rent. Songs written in the Almanac House had shared songwriting credits among all the members, although in the case of " Union Maid ", members would later state that Guthrie wrote the song, ensuring that his children would receive residuals.

    In the Almanac House, Guthrie added authenticity to their work, since he was a "real" working class Oklahoman. And for a New York Left that was primarily Jewish, first or second generation American, and was desperately trying to get Americanized, I think a figure like Woody was of great, great importance", a friend of the group, Irwin Silber , would say. House member Agnes "Sis" Cunningham , another Okie, would later recall that Woody "loved people to think of him as a real working class person and not an intellectual".

    Guthrie was a prolific writer, penning thousands of pages of unpublished poems and prose, many written while living in New York City. After a recording session with Alan Lomax, Lomax suggested Guthrie write an autobiography. Lomax thought Guthrie's descriptions of growing up were some of the best accounts he had read of American childhood.

    Based on the folklore and poetry collected by Carl Sandburg , Folksay included the adaptation of some of Guthrie's Dust Bowl Ballads for the dance. The end product, Bound for Glory , was completed with the patient editing assistance of Mazia and was first published by E. Dutton in Library Journal complained about the "too careful reproduction of illiterate speech". Over the next few years, he recorded " Worried Man Blues ", along with hundreds of other songs.

    These recordings would later be released by Folkways and Stinson Records, which had joint distribution rights. Guthrie believed performing his anti-fascist songs and poems in the United States was the best use of his talents. NBC agreed to run the weekly segment as a "public service". Time wrote, "De Caux and Pearl hope to make the Labor for Victory program popular enough for an indefinite run, using labor news, name speakers and interviews with workmen.

    Labor partisanship, they promise, is out. Vice President Henry A. Wallace for president. The latter was later produced as a television series. Only 35 of NBC affiliates carried the show. Speakers included Donald E. Montgomery , then "consumer's counselor" at the U. Department of Agriculture. Guthrie was aboard when the ship was torpedoed off Utah Beach by the German submarine U on July 5, , injuring 12 of the crew. Guthrie was unhurt and the ship stayed afloat; it returned to England, where it was repaired at Newcastle. Guthrie was an active supporter of the National Maritime Union , the main union for wartime American merchant sailors.

    Guthrie wrote songs about his experience in the Merchant Marine but was never satisfied with them. Longhi later wrote about Guthrie's marine experiences in his book Woody, Cisco and Me. In , the government decided that Guthrie's association with Communism made him ineligible for further service in the Merchant Marine; he was drafted into the U. While he was on furlough from the Army, Guthrie married Marjorie.

    Cathy died as a result of a fire at the age of four, and Guthrie suffered a serious depression from his grief. When his family was young, Guthrie wrote and recorded Songs to Grow on for Mother and Child , a collection of children's music , which includes the song "Goodnight Little Arlo Goodnight Little Darlin' ", written when Arlo was about nine years old. During he wrote House of Earth , an historical novel containing explicit sexual material, about a couple who build a house made of clay and earth to withstand the Dust Bowl 's brutal weather.

    He could not get it published. In , Guthrie's music was used in the documentary film Columbia River , which explored government dams and hydroelectric projects on the river. The years immediately after the war when he lived on Mermaid Avenue were among Guthrie's most productive as a writer. His extensive writings from this time were archived and maintained by Marjorie and later his estate, mostly handled by his daughter Nora.

    Several of the manuscripts also contain writing by a young Arlo and the other Guthrie children. During this time Ramblin' Jack Elliott studied extensively under Guthrie, visiting his home and observing how he wrote and performed. Elliott, like Bob Dylan later, idolized Guthrie. He was inspired by the singer's idiomatic performance style and repertoire.

    Because of the decline caused by Guthrie's progressive Huntington's disease , Arlo Guthrie and Bob Dylan both later said that they had learned much of Guthrie's performance style from Elliott. When asked about this, Elliott said, "I was flattered. Dylan learned from me the same way I learned from Woody. Woody didn't teach me. He just said, If you want to learn something, just steal it—that's the way I learned from Lead Belly. By the late s, Guthrie's health was declining, and his behavior was becoming extremely erratic. He received various diagnoses including alcoholism and schizophrenia.

    In , it was finally determined that he was suffering from Huntington's disease , [16] a genetic disorder inherited from his mother. Believing him to be a danger to their children because of his behavior, Marjorie suggested he return to California without her. They eventually divorced. Upon his return to California, Guthrie lived at the Theatricum Botanicum , a summer-stock type theatre founded and owned by Will Geer. Together with singers and actors who had been blacklisted by HUAC , he waited out the anti-communist political climate.

    As his health worsened, he met and married his third wife, Anneke Van Kirk. They had a child, Lorinna Lynn. The couple moved to Fruit Cove, Florida , where they briefly lived. They lived in a bus on land called Beluthahatchee , owned by his friend Stetson Kennedy. Guthrie's arm was hurt in an accident when gasoline used to start the campfire exploded.

    Although he regained movement in the arm, he was never able to play the guitar again. In , the couple returned to New York. Lorinna had no further contact with her birth parents. She died in a car accident in California in at the age of After the divorce, Guthrie's second wife, Marjorie, re-entered his life and cared for him until his death. They answered fan mail and the children played on the hospital grounds. Eventually a longtime fan of Guthrie invited the family to his nearby home for the Sunday visits.

    During the final few years of his life, Guthrie had become isolated except for family.

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    The progression of Huntington's threw Guthrie into extreme emotional states, causing him to lash out at those nearby and to damage a prized book collection of Anneke's. Guthrie's illness was essentially untreated, because of a lack of knowledge about the disease. Because of his professional renown, his death from this cause helped raise awareness of the disease. His son Bill with his first wife Mary Guthrie died in an auto-train accident in Pomona, California , at the age of They each died at age In the late s and early s, a new generation of young people was inspired by folk singers such as Guthrie.

    These "folk revivalists" became more politically aware in their music than those of the previous generation. The American Folk Revival was beginning to take place, focused on the issues of the day, such as the civil rights movement and Free Speech Movement. Pockets of folk singers were forming around the country in places such as Cambridge, Massachusetts , and the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. Dylan wrote of Guthrie's repertoire: "The songs themselves were really beyond category. They had the infinite sweep of humanity in them.

    Guthrie died of complications of Huntington's disease on October 3, By the time of his death, his work had been discovered by a new audience, introduced to them through Dylan, Pete Seeger , Ramblin' Jack Elliott , his ex-wife Marjorie and other new members of the folk revival, and his son Arlo.

    I hate a song that makes you think that you are not any good. I hate a song that makes you think that you are just born to lose. Bound to lose. No good to nobody. No good for nothing. Because you are too old or too young or too fat or too slim too ugly or too this or too that. Songs that run you down or poke fun at you on account of your bad luck or hard traveling. I am out to fight those songs to my very last breath of air and my last drop of blood. I am out to sing songs that will prove to you that this is your world and that if it has hit you pretty hard and knocked you for a dozen loops, no matter what color, what size you are, how you are built.

    I am out to sing the songs that make you take pride in yourself and in your work []. Guthrie was married three times and fathered eight children, including American folk musician Arlo Guthrie. The Woody Guthrie Foundation is a non-profit organization that serves as administrator and caretaker of the Woody Guthrie Archives.

    The archives house the largest collection of Guthrie material in the world. The museum is open to the public; the archives are open only to researchers by appointment. The archives contains thousands of items related to Guthrie, including original artwork, books, correspondence, lyrics, manuscripts, media, notebooks, periodicals, personal papers, photographs, scrapbooks, and other special collections. Guthrie's unrecorded written lyrics housed at the archives have been the starting point of several albums including the Wilco and Billy Bragg albums Mermaid Avenue and Mermaid Avenue Vol.

    II , created in sessions at the invitation of Guthrie's daughter Nora. Nora selected Jay Farrar , Will Johnson , Anders Parker , and Yim Yames to record her father's lyrics for New Multitudes to honor the th anniversary of his birth and a box set of the Mermaid Avenue sessions was also released. The festival is held on the weekend closest to Guthrie's birth date July 14 in Guthrie's hometown of Okemah, Oklahoma. Planned and implemented annually by the Woody Guthrie Coalition, a non-profit corporation, the goal is simply to ensure Guthrie's musical legacy.

    With her, Guthrie wrote numerous Jewish lyrics.

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    Guthrie's Jewish lyrics can be traced to the unusual collaborative relationship he had with his mother-in-law, who lived across from Guthrie and his family in Brooklyn in the s. Guthrie the Oklahoma troubadour and Greenblatt the Jewish wordsmith often discussed their artistic projects and critiqued each other's works, finding common ground in their shared love of culture and social justice, despite very different backgrounds.

    Their collaboration flourished in s Brooklyn, where Jewish culture was interwoven with music, modern dance, poetry and anti-fascist, pro-labor, classic socialist activism. Guthrie was inspired to write songs that came directly out of this unlikely relationship, both personal and political; he identified the problems of Jews with those of his fellow Okies and other oppressed peoples. Since his death, artists have paid tribute to Guthrie by covering his songs or by dedicating songs to him. Leventhal repeated the tribute on September 12, , at the Hollywood Bowl.

    Recordings of both concerts were eventually released as LPs and later combined into one CD. Dylan also penned the poem Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie as a tribute. In , Irvine also recorded both parts of Guthrie's "The Ballad of Tom Joad" together as a complete song—under the title of "Tom Joad"—on the first album released by his other band, Patrick Street.

    In the introduction to the song, Springsteen referred to it as "just about one of the most beautiful songs ever written. Though the original recordings of these songs date back more than 30 years, Walker sings them in a traditional folk-revivalist manner reminiscent of Guthrie's social conscience and sense of humor. Speaking of Guthrie, Walker said: "I can't think of hardly anyone who has had as much influence on my own singing and songwriting as Woody. The conference became the first in what would become the museum's annual American Music Masters Series conference.

    In collaboration with Nora Guthrie, the Smithsonian exhibition draws from rarely seen objects, illustrations, film footage, and recorded performances to reveal a complex man who was at once poet, musician, protester, idealist, itinerant hobo, and folk legend. The ensemble show toured around the country and included a rotating cast of singer-songwriters individually performing Guthrie's songs.

    Interspersed between songs were Guthrie's philosophical writings read by a narrator. Oklahoma songwriter Bob Childers , sometimes called "the Dylan of the Dust", served as narrator. Each artist chose the Guthrie songs that he or she would perform as part of the tribute. LaFave said, "It works because all the performers are Guthrie enthusiasts in some form". The abbreviated show was a featured segment of Nashville Sings Woody , yet another tribute concert to commemorate the music of Woody Guthrie held during the Folk Alliance Conference.

    Steve Earle also performed. In " I'm Not There ", a biographical movie about Bob Dylan , one of the characters introduced in the film as segments of Dylan's life is a young African-American boy who calls himself "Woody Guthrie". The purpose of this particular character was a reference to Dylan's youthful obsession with Guthrie.

    The fictional Woody also reflects the fictitious autobiographies that Dylan constructed during his early career as he established his own artistic identity. In the film there is even a scene where the fictional Woody visits the real Woody Guthrie as he lies ill and dying in a hospital in New York a reference to the times when a nineteen-year-old Dylan would regularly visit his idol, after learning of his whereabouts, while he was hospitalized in New York in the s. Later, a sketch on "Saturday Night Live" would spoof these visits, alleging that Dylan stole the line, "They'll stone you for playing your guitar!

    Now operated by the Beacon Sloop Club, it serves to educate people about sailing and the history and environs of the Hudson River. In , " Roll on Columbia " was chosen as the official Washington State Folk Song, [] and in Guthrie's " Oklahoma Hills " was chosen to be the official state folk song of Oklahoma. Guthrie was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in The final concert in the series took place on July 14, , Guthrie's th birthday. In , The Klezmatics set Jewish lyrics written by Guthrie to music. The resulting album, Wonder Wheel , won the Grammy award for best contemporary world music album.

    In the centennial year of Guthrie's birth another album of newly composed songs on his lyrics has been released: New Multitudes. The set also contains 21 previously unreleased performances and six never before released original songs, including Woody's first known—and recently discovered—recordings from Many Guthrie tracks have been repeatedly repackaged and reordered. Items here are listed in order of the most recent published date, not original recording date. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

    Woody Guthrie. Guthrie with guitar labeled " This machine kills fascists " in American folk contemporary folk protest Western acoustic talking blues. Vocals guitar harmonica mandolin fiddle. This song is Copyrighted in U. Publish it. Write it. Sing it. Swing to it. Yodel it.