Woody Guthrie - Struggle
Smithsonian Folkways 2485 as recorded by Moses Asch in the 1940s.
New vinyl reissues remastered from the original 1976 master tapes,
packaged in classic Folkways-style tip-on jackets with original liner notes.
This recording, first released by Folkways founder Moses Asch in 1976
to coincide with the celebration of America’s Bicentennial, was originally
recorded by Asch in the 1940s. The collection captures Woody Guthrie
at his artistic best with gritty songs about the struggles of the American worker (“Waiting at the Gate,” “The Dying Miner”), unions (“Ludlow Massacre,” “1913 Massacre”), and an ode to a bad man (“Pretty Boy Floyd”). Blues harmonicist Sonny Terry sits in with Guthrie on “Lost John,” and fellow traveling companion and folksinger Cisco Houston contributes his voice, guitar, and a song (“Get Along Little Doggie”).
The vinyl reissue of Struggle includes the liner notes written by Moses Asch. This reissue is part of Folkways Records’ 70th anniversary celebration series, revisiting some of the most iconic and influential albums released on the record label.
Includes the tracks
A Dollar Down and a Dollar a Week
Whoppie Ti-Yi-Yo, Get Along Little Dogies
Waiting at the Gate
The Dying Miner
Union Burying Ground
Pretty Boy Floyd
NEW SEALED Re-mastered LP
70th Anniversary of Folkways edition!