Folkways: A Vision Shared - A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly
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||Sylvie||Sweet Honey In the Rock||2:03||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Pretty Boy Floyd||Bob Dylan||4:24||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Do Re Mi||John Mellencamp||3:22||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Ain't Got No Home||Bruce Springsteen||3:40||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Jesus Christ||U2||3:11||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Rock Island Line||Fishbone||2:31||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||East Texas Red||Arlo Guthrie||5:35||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Philadelphia Lawyer||Willie Nelson||3:00||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Hobo's Lullaby||Emmylou Harris||2:40||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Bourgeois Blues||Taj Mahal||2:43||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Gray Goose||Sweet Honey In the Rock||2:07||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Goodnight Irene||Brian Wilson||2:36||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Vigilante Man||Bruce Springsteen||4:11||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||This Land Is Your Land||Pete Seeger||3:45||$0.99||View In iTunes|
When I was a little girl my dad helped produce this album. It took Brian Wilson over 8 hours to record that song - which turned out completely awesome. The other artists we given about an hour and a half - and also turned out awesome. I love that it's a tribute to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly - a tribute to the working man. U2's Jesus Christ is particularly great - as is the Boss's I Ain't Got No Home and Vigilante Man...ok, I’m not gonna lie, I love the whole album.
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.."Was Little East Texas Red!".."A Vision Shared" is an appropriate title to this "Terrific Tribute" of a recording! (We too, saw & taped the PBS Special on "The Making Of: A Vision Shared"; well worth seeking out if it comes around again!) All of the artists involved give their own stories & memories of either seeing & playing with or hearing & being influenced by Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly! My Visions: Pretty Boy Floyd; Jesus Christ; The Bourgois Blues & Sylvie! (Equal ammounts of Leadbelly+Woody=A very well-thought out & executed whole of an album!) "Something For The Working Man (and Woman)" to Enjoy!...by Grimmbo.
We taped this show when it was on PBS years ago and I watched it many, many times. I love the whole thing but particularly love the version of Sylvie that is in the program. Much more slow and sultry than on the album. I can just imagine the horrible sweltering weather the slaves must have been working in. Gives me chills every time.