Music by The Klezmatics
Lyrics by Woody Guthrie
2007 Grammy for Best Contemporary
World Music Album of the Year!
Woody Guthrie wrote over
3000 lyrics in his lifetime, most of which he never recorded. The Klezmatics
offer up 12 of these previously unknown songs, creating a wonderous wheel of
new music that places them in today's musical soundtrack. Just as he would have
wanted it. - Nora GuthrieWonder Wheel is a lively dialogue between artists who fervently
agree about social justice, peace, and the spiritual power of music to unite,
bind to a cause, and transcend any borders, musical or otherwise. The story
is a glorious tale of happenstance and discovery, populated by luminaries from
different worlds and different eras. These Coney Island-wrought lyrics add a
less-known urban dimension to a man seen as the avatar of dust- bowl ballads.
But, like thousands of his songs, they were left unrecorded, their music forgotten.
Come When I Call
3. Headdy Down
Through This World
6. Holy Ground
Goin' Away To Sea
From Here On In
Wheel Of Life
Orange Blossom Ring
Jewish Music Group. 2006. CD