Woody Guthrie - by his own hand, in his own words! This collection includes:
House of Earth book
Woody Guthrie, Edited and introduced by Douglas Brinkley and Johnny Depp
Finished in 1947 and lost to readers until now, House of Earth is Woody's only fully realized novel - a powerful portrait of Dust Bowl America, filled with the homespun lyricism and authenticity that have made his songs a part of our national consciousness. It is the story of an ordinary couple's dreams of a better life and their search for love and meaning in a corrupt world.
Tike and Ella May Hamlin struggle to plant roots in the arid land of the Texas Panhandle. The husband and wife live in a precarious wooden farm shack, but Tike yearns for a sturdy house that will protect them from the treacherous elements. Thanks to a five-cent government pamphlet, Tike has the know-how to build a simple adobe dewlling, a structure made from the land itself - fireproof, windproof, Dust Bowl-proof. A house of earth.
Though they are one with the farm and with each other, the land on which they live and work is not their own. Due to larger forces beyond their control - including ranching conglomerates and banks - their adobe house remains painfully out of reach. A story of rural realism and progressive activism, and in many ways a companion piece to Guthrie's folk anthem "This Land Is Your Land, " House of Earth is a searing portrait of hardship and hope set against a ravaged landscape.
Dimensions: 5.25" x 8"
Infinitum Nihil/Harper Collins. Paperback Edition. 234 pages. 2013.
PLUS Woody Guthrie ArtWorks book
By Woody Guthrie
With essays by Steven Brower and Nora Guthrie.
Introduction and afterword by Billy Bragg and Jeff Tweedy.
Revealing insight into one of America's great icons through an extraordinary compilation of never-before published artworks and journals. In more than 300 examples, his visual creativity is apparent, from political cartoons to bawdy and comical gouaches to children's art to abstract emotional outpourings.
Rizzoli. Hardcover. 344 pgs. 2005.
PLUS The Live Wire: Book & CD
Woody & Marjorie Guthrie
2008 GRAMMY AWARD WINNER for Best Historical Album!
For the first time hear Woody Guthrie perform live!
In 2001, The Woody Guthrie Archives received 2 spools of wire recordings from a live Woody Guthrie performance held in Newark, New Jersey in 1949. With the help of many talented recording engineers, the Woody Guthrie Foundation transferred this rare live performance from a delicate wire recording to digital audio, and, with state-of-the-art technology, restored it to near-perfection. This is one of the most significant recent finds in folk music history.
Packaged in a 72-page hardcover book including:
- Extensive historical text
- Original lyrics from The Woody Guthrie Archives
- Never-before-seen photos of Woody Guthrie in performance
- Historic and technical notes on wire recordings and the audio restoration processes
1. 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
Total Running Time: 74:54
*Tracks in italics are spoken word.
Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. 2007. 6 1/2" x 8" Hardcover Book & CD.