Muleskinner Blues: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 2

Muleskinner Blues: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 2

Woody Guthrie SFW40101

The songs on this recording, the second in a series of four, represent a selection from the vast storehouse of American folk and country songs that Woody Guthrie learned and incorporated into his early radio career and song books he sold on the air. In the early 1940s, upon coming to New York, Guthrie and frequent partner Cisco Houston recorded hundreds of songs for Folkways Records founder Moses Asch (160 alone in 1944). This series represents the best of these historic recordings. Muleskinner Blues highlights the non-original material that Guthrie recorded for Asch and includes American folk song standards, many of which became part of the American folk song canon due to Guthrie's influence. Running time 67 min, 40-page booklet includes historical and biographical notes on Woody Guthrie. Compiled and annotated by Jeff Place and Guy Logsdon. "Monumental stuff." —CMJ New Music Report

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Year Released 1997
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 1997 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) American Folk; Struggle & Protest
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) Anglo-American
Instrument(s) Banjo; Fiddle; Guitar; Harmonica; Mandolin; Vocals
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Folk songs--United States; Folksong revival

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101 Muleskinner Blues Woody Guthrie 2:52
102 The Wreck of the Old 97 Woody Guthrie 2:14
103 Sally Goodin' Woody Guthrie 2:28
104 Little Black Train Woody Guthrie 2:31
105 Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet Woody Guthrie 2:31
106 Baltimore to Washington Woody Guthrie 2:56
107 Rubber Dolly Woody Guthrie 2:14
108 21 Years Woody Guthrie 3:16
109 Sowing on the Mountain Woody Guthrie 2:26
110 Bed on the Floor Woody Guthrie 2:24
111 Take a Whiff on Me Woody Guthrie 2:44
112 Stepstone Woody Guthrie 2:56
113 Put My Little Shoes Away Woody Guthrie 2:47
114 Hen Cackle Woody Guthrie 2:19
115 Poor Boy Woody Guthrie 2:29
116 Stagger Lee Woody Guthrie 3:00
117 Johnny Hart (John Hardy) Woody Guthrie 2:30
118 Worried Man Blues Woody Guthrie 3:00
119 Danville Girl Woody Guthrie 3:00
120 Gambling Man Woody Guthrie 2:21
121 Rye Straw Woody Guthrie 2:50
122 Crawdad Song Woody Guthrie 2:55
123 Ida Red Woody Guthrie 3:02
124 Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy Woody Guthrie 2:46
125 Train 45 Woody Guthrie 2:40
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