Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie

Ain't Got No Home

DVD - 2007
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Written by Woody Guthrie in 1940, "This land is your land" is one of the United States' most famous songs. Its Oklahoma-born author, Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie, was a complex, multi-talented man whose songs would come to exemplify that strain of American music. Yet his life was a tangle of unresolved contradictions: an indifferent guitar player yet an accomplished musician; three times married, but a perennially unfaithful husband; distant or doting father; acquainted with many yet well-known to few; a rambler who longed for home; the writer of as many as 1,400 songs, which he set to borrowed melodies. He recorded over 400 songs and enjoyed a great deal of success, but only became widely popular during the folk revival of the 1950s. This film chronicles the life and times of Woody Guthrie--populist poet, balladeer, rabble-rouser, and prototypical ramblin' man.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Peter Frumkin Productions ; Alexandria, VA : PBS Home Video, c2007
ISBN: 9780793693917
0793693918
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in

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