Woody Guthrie (1912-1967)

American singer-songwriter, performing ballads, blues and the occasional traditional song. His son Arlo Guthrie was also a singer.


Title.year of release.Label.No.
Dust Bowl Balladsrecorded 1940 (reissued 1964)  
[Reissue]1998 Camden 
Songs to Grow On1951 (reissued 1967)  
Library of Congress Recordingsrecorded 1940, released 1966  
This Land Is Your Land: The Asch Records vol 1   
[Reissue]2009 Smithsonian 
Volume 2: Muleskinner   
Volume 3: Hard Travelin'   
Volume 5: Buffalo Skinners   
Woody Guthrie1965  
Poor Boy1966  
Woody Guthrie - In Memoriam1968  
Cisco Houston and Woody Guthrie1968  
Blind Sonny Terry and Woody Guthrie1968  
Songs from "Bound For Glory"recorded 1940 -46, issued 1977  
Columbia River Collection1988  
Woody Guthrie Sings Folksongs of Leadbelly1988  
Woody Guthrie Sings Folksongs of Leadbelly vol 21988  
The Greatest Songs of Woody Guthrie1988  
The Woody Guthrie Collection: 20 Golden Greats1988  
Long Ways to Travel: Unreleased Folkways Masters 1944-19491994  
Nursery Days - Grow Big Songs Vol 11994  
[Reissue]2009 Smithsonian 
Songs To Grow On For Mother And Child1995  
[Reissue]2009 Smithsonian 
Early Masters1996  
A Legendary Performer1996  
Golden Classics Vol 1 - Worried Man Blues1997  
Golden Classics Vol 2 - The Immortal1997  
Dustbowl Ballads1998  
The Asch Recordings 1 - 4 (box) (4 CDs)1999 Smithsonian 
Pastures of Plenty1999  
The Woody Guthrie Story (box)1999  
Anglo-American Ballads Vol 1 (*) 1999Rounder 1511
Children Songs Of Woody Guthrie2000  
Hard Luck Blues2001  
This Machine Kills Fascists2001  
Woody Guthrie [Ultimate Music]2002  
Early Masters2002  
The Ultimate Collection2002  
Ramblin' Round2000  
The Legendary Woody Guthrie2002  
Country And Folk Roots2003  
This Machine Kills Fascists2005 Complete Roots 
Some Folk2006  
Dust Bowl Balladeer: The Essential Woody Guthrie2006  

(* Recorded 1940s)


Title. year. Label. number.
The Very Best of Woody Guthrie 1992Music Club 
The Ultimate Collection (2 CDs) 2003Platinum 
[Reissue]2008 Not Now Music 
My Dusty Road (4 CDs)2009 Decca 
Bob Dylan's Woody Guthrie (2 CDs) 2010 Chrome Dreams Music 

Anthology - Various artists including Tom Glazer, Leadbelly, Pete Seeger, Almanac Singers, Woody Guthrie, Josh White, Earl Robinson, the Union Boys, Brownie McGhee et al.

Title. year. Label. Number
The Little Red Box of Protest Songs (3 CD + 1 DVDs) (*) 2009 Proper PROPERBOX147

(* DVD has performances by Woody Guthrie)

Anthologies - Various artists including Woody Guthrie, Paul Clayton, Leadbelly, Josh White, Mississippi John Hurt et al.

Title. year. Label. no.
American Murder Ballads2009 Not Now Music 

Singles and EPs.

Title. year. Label.
Ramblin' Blues/ Talkin' Columbia Blues 1951  
Ranger's Command (E.P.) 1955  
Worried Man Blues (E.P.) 1955  
Hey Lolly Lolly (E.P.) 1955  


Freedom Highway: Songs That Shaped A Country(*) 2001 
This Machine Kills Fascists (**) 2005 

(* Featuring Bono, Billy Bragg, Karan Casey, Elvis Costello, Ani Difranco, Emmylou Harris, Victor Jara, Pete Seeger, Tom Waits, Norma Waterson et al [Archive footage: Woody Guthrie, Paul Robeson])
(** Documentary biography)

Book: "Bound For Glory" by Woody Guthrie (1943) Book: "Ramblin' Man: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie" by Ed Cray (2004)

Last updated on 22/11/2010