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Muleskinner Blues: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 2

Muleskinner Blues: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 2

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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Track Listing

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