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Woody Guthrie's Lost And Found Recordings
Woody Guthrie's Lost And Found Recordings

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AIR DATE: February 12, 2013

In 1999, as a young graduate student, historian Peter LaChapelle was working on a dissertation about folk music and the migration of people during the dust bowl. Naturally, he focused on Woody Guthrie, the singer-songwriter who traveled the country and wrote about the deprivations and labor uprisings of the Great Depression. The research led LaChapelle to a small library in Los Angeles. And there in the stacks of records he found a treasure -- four previously unknown recordings that are now believed to be the oldest recordings Woody Guthrie ever made.
 
Smithsonian Folkways released the recordings in summer 2012 as part of a compliation celebrating Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday. We talk with Peter La Chapelle about his discovery, and the significance of Woody Guthrie as a chronicler of American life.
 
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Peter LaChapelle, History Professor, Nevada State College

 

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