Ballads of Sacco and Vanzetti

Ballads of Sacco and Vanzetti

Woody Guthrie SFW40060

Woody Guthrie was one of the twentieth century's greatest poets and songwriters, and his songs about Sacco and Vanzetti include some of his best songs. The murder trial of Sacco and Vanzetti was one of this century's most controversial. Sacco and Vanzetti's story was dramatic; their front-page trial was filled with dubious procedures; and the years of appeals and their eventual execution led to protests around the world. These songs, written and recorded nearly twenty years later, have been carefully remastered from the original acetate discs and are presented with a previously unpublished letter by Guthrie to the judge in the case. Produced by Moses Asch. Reissue compiled by Anthony Seeger and Jeff Place.

Year Released 1996
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 1996 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) American Folk; Struggle & Protest
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) Anglo-American
Instrument(s) Banjo; Guitar; Vocals
Subject(s) Folksong revival; Labor unions; Topical songs

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101 The Flood and the Storm Woody Guthrie 3:38
102 Two Good Men (Sacco and Vanzetti) Woody Guthrie 3:47
103 I Just Want to Sing Your Name Woody Guthrie 2:39
104 Red Wine Woody Guthrie 3:57
105 Suassos Lane Woody Guthrie 3:29
106 You Souls of Boston Woody Guthrie 4:14
107 Old Judge Thayer Woody Guthrie 4:16
108 Vanzetti's Rock Woody Guthrie 3:30
109 Vanzetti's Letter Woody Guthrie 7:50
110 Root Hog and Die Woody Guthrie 3:39
111 We Welcome to Heaven Woody Guthrie 3:48
112 Sacco's Letter to His Son Pete Seeger 3:21
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