Ramblin Man Pa

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  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2012-07-17
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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A patriot and a political radical, Woody Guthrie captured the spirit of his times in his enduring songs. He was marked by the FBI as a subversive. He lived in fear of the fatal fires that stalked his family and of the mental illness that snared his mother. At forty-two, Woody Guthrie was cruelly silenced by Huntington's disease.The first biographer to be granted access to the Woody Guthrie Archive, Ed Cray has created a haunting portrait of an American who profoundly influenced Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and American popular music itself. With a Foreword by Studs Terkel.

Table of Contents

Author's Note xiii
Acknowledgments xv
Foreword by Studs Terkel xvii
Introduction: Feathers from a Pillow xix
CHAPTER 1 The Guthries of Okemah 3(17)
CHAPTER 2 Jig Dance in a Minor Key 20(17)
CHAPTER 3 The Oil Patch 37(11)
CHAPTER 4 Starting the Panther 48(16)
CHAPTER 5 Black Blizzard 64(14)
CHAPTER 6 On the Jericho Road 78(12)
CHAPTER 7 West of the West 90(13)
CHAPTER 8 Old Familiar Songs 103(14)
CHAPTER 9 Guthrie's People 117(13)
CHAPTER 10 The Workhunters 130(13)
CHAPTER 11 Radical with a Twang 143(17)
CHAPTER 12 Talking Socialism 160(13)
CHAPTER 13 Some Kind of Electricity 173(12)
CHAPTER 14 Sleeping under Money 185(15)
CHAPTER 15 The Leakingest Roof 200(15)
CHAPTER 16 Erratic Stew 215(13)
CHAPTER 17 A Desperate Little Man 228(14)
CHAPTER 18 Marjorie 242(13)
CHAPTER 19 Breaking New Land 255(13)
CHAPTER 20 Seamen Three 268(14)
CHAPTER 21 Shackled 282(11)
CHAPTER 22 The Running Man 293(16)
CHAPTER 23 Worried Man Blues 309(12)
CHAPTER 24 The Noise of Roaches 321(14)
CHAPTER 25 The Compass-Pointer Man 335(19)
CHAPTER 26 Anneke Anni 354(17)
CHAPTER 27 Adversity Guthrie 371(15)
CHAPTER 28 I Ain't Dead Yet 386(7)
CHAPTER 29 Woody's Children 393(11)
Afterword 404(3)
Notes 407(52)
Selected Bibliography 459(6)
Selected Discography 465(2)
Per-missions 467(4)
Index 471

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