Unreleased Woody Guthrie songs to be included on new three-disc compilation
A number of unreleased Woody Guthrie songs are to be included on a new three-disc compilation, according to Rolling Stone.
My Name Is New York pairs tracks Guthrie wrote during the 27 years he lived in the city along with informal interviews featuring Pete Seeger, Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Nora and Arlo Guthrie.
“Working on this project has been more than just a nostalgic walk down memory lane," said his daughter Nora. "It’s been a precious adventure, collecting the stories and the voices - of my father’s NYC friends and family, many of them who are now gone. It’s been, at times, both a hilarious and tearful journey. And, just as for thousands of artists who have migrated here, you can see how New York City was absolutely critical in significantly chiseling my father’s destiny.”
The disc of music includes Guthrie’s first recording of “This Land Is Your Land”, as well as previously unreleased demo recordings he made in New York, including the title track.
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