The Live Wire: Woody Guthrie in Performance 1949

live album by Woody Guthrie

The Live Wire: Woody Guthrie in Performance 1949 is a recording of a concert by Woody Guthrie in Newark, New Jersey. It is one of a small number of surviving live recordings of him. In the recording, he answers questions asked by his wife Marjorie Guthrie about his life, and sings songs. The recording was made on a low-cost wire recorder by Paul Braverman, and a major restoration process was required to clean up the audio on the two spools of wire.[1] In 2008, the album won a Grammy Award for Best Historical Album.

The Live Wire: Woody Guthrie in Performance 1949
Live album by
ReleasedSeptember 6, 2007 (2007-09-06)
Recorded1949 at Fuld Hall, Newark, New Jersey, United States
GenreFolk
Length74:54
LabelWoody Guthrie Archives
ProducerNora Guthrie Jorge Arévalo Mateus
Woody Guthrie chronology
Dear Mr. President
(1942)
The Live Wire: Woody Guthrie in Performance 1949
(2007)

Track listingEdit

  1. Intro: How much? How long?
  2. "Black Diamond"
  3. I was there and the dust was there
  4. "The Great Dust Storm"
  5. Folk singers and dancers
  6. "Talking Dust Bowl Blues"
  7. "Tom Joad"
  8. Columbia River
  9. "Pastures of Plenty"
  10. "Grand Coulee Dam"
  11. Told by Mother Bloor
  12. "1913 Massacre"
  13. Quit sending your inspectors
  14. "Goodbye Centralia"
  15. A cowboy of some kind
  16. "Dead or Alive"
  17. Jesus Christ has come!
  18. "Jesus Christ"

ReferencesEdit

  1. Woody Guthrie Foundation. The Live Wire. 2007. Retrieved March 1, 2008