This Land Is Your Land: Woody Guthrie and the Journey of an American Folk Song
"This Land Is Your Land" is the most iconic folk song in American history, and is the masterwork of one of America's greatest artists, Woody Guthrie. Written in 1940 and first recorded in 1944, the song became an instant hit, and then a point of controversy, and finally a cross-generation anthem. It's been co-opted and rewritten in many other countries. Praised for its heartfelt lyrics and accompanying pride and spirit, no folk song has made such a lasting impression on American culture—or stirred as much controversy.
The book will publish to coincide with "Woody at 100"— a partnership between the Grammy Museum and the Guthrie Archives to stage numerous celebratory events throughout 2012 nationwide and beyond.
This Land Is Your Landis a remarkably detailed account of the journey of America's most celebrated folk song. It also details Guthrie's legendary journey from Oklahoma across the Heartland to New York City, where he wrote many of his works including "This Land Is Your Land."
With more than forty rare black-and-white photographs from the Woody Guthrie archives, a removable poster, plus original interviews with Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, Pete Seeger, John Mellencamp, and more,This Land Is Your Landdelivers a revealing portrait of an American treasure.
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Review: This Land Is Your Land: Woody Guthrie and the Journey of an American Folk SongUser Review - Craig Werner - Goodreads
Nothing new here for anyone who's read either the Klein or Cardy Guthrie bios. It's almost always a stretch to get a book out of a single song (David Margolies' book on Strange Fruit runs into similar ... Read full review