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TheConversation: Woody Guthrie, ‘Old Man Trump’ and a real estate empire’s racist foundation

Nick Lehr With Post up About Guthrie and Trump Connection “In December 1950, Woody Guthrie signed his name to the lease of a new apartment in Brooklyn. Even now, over half a century later, that uninspiring document prompts a double-take. Below all the legal jargon is the signature of the man who had composed “This…

Woody Guthrie Play “Woody Sez” Highlights Music and Activism

SEP 12, 2013 – A new play called "Woody Sez", portraying the music and activism of the legendary activist-musician Woody Guthrie, is being put on by the Cleveland Play House. It is directed by Nick Corley and David M. Lutken, and features all his great songs such as "This Land is Your Land", "The Ballad of Tom Joad", and "Bound For Glory" to name just a few. To read a review on the production, as well as an interview with the director Nick Corley and more information about the show, check out News-Herald.com here.

Roger McGuinn channels Woody Guthrie: “You won’t ever see an outlaw drive a family from their home!”

JUN 2, 2012 – With all the talk of big banks and how they drove thousands of people from their homes through high-risk mortgage schemes and foreclosures, I came across Roger McGuinn singing the Woody Guthrie song "Pretty Boy Floyd" from The Byrds classic album, "Sweetheart of the Rodeo". Woody wrote this because a lot of people saw Pretty Boy Floyd as a Robin Hood, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. The banks were seen as the bad guys by regular folks back in the Great Depression, and they are still robbing people today. Just as the song says though, they use a fountain pen instead of a gun. Watch the video below of Roger McGuinn playing on the Marty Stuart Show on RFD TV.

Woody Guthrie “All You Fascists ‘Bound to Lose”

MAY 25, 2012 – We came upon this nugget from one of the greatest American folk legends, Woody Guthrie. The "Dust Bowl Troubadour" was also one of the first musician activists speaking out about labor conditions for migrant workers. Listen to an early radio broadcast with Woody and friends singing, "All You Fascists 'Bound to Lose". (photo credit: Al Aumuller/Wiki)

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