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Songs from Woody's Pen

Songs from Woody's Pen

Sammy Walker recorded Songs from Woody’s Pen in 1979, twelve years after Woody Guthrie died due to complications from Huntington’s disease. 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, Sammy Walker said, "I can’t think of hardly anyone who has had as much influence on my own singing and songwriting as Woody." This is Walker’s enduring record of that influence.

Liner notes include track listing, information on Guthrie’s Folkways releases and Sammy Walker on Woody Guthrie’s lasting music and influence.

Track Listing

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Grand Coulee Dam,The Sammy Walker 3:38
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102
Pastures of Plenty Sammy Walker 3:08
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103
Talking Dust Bowl Sammy Walker 3:30
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104
Deportees (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) Sammy Walker 4:57
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105
Vigilante Man Sammy Walker 2:46
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106
Rambling Round Sammy Walker 3:27
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Jackhammer John Sammy Walker 3:06
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202
1913 Massacre Sammy Walker 4:44
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203
Tom Joad Sammy Walker 7:17
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204
Philadelphia Lawyer Sammy Walker 2:19
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Pretty Boy Floyd Sammy Walker 2:54

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