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Dust Bowl Ballads

Dust Bowl Ballads, Volume 1

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Artist: Woody Guthrie
Release: July 1940
Label: Victor Records
Genres: Folk
Recorded: April 26, 1940
Length: 18:24
Producer: Robert P. Weatherald
Format: Vinyl
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Dust Bowl Ballads, Volume 1 is the debut album by the artist Woody Guthrie, originally based out of Okemah, Oklahoma.

The album was originally released as three 78 rpm records and compiled into a single album. It was released simultaneously with Dust Bowl Ballads, Volume 2 and the two were later compiled into a single release as technology advanced.

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Dust Bowl Ballads, Volume 1 Dust Bowl Ballads, Volume 2

1940 1940

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All songs written by Woody Guthrie except where noted.

  1. "Talkin' Dust Bowl Blues" — 2:45
  2. "Blowing Down This Road" — 3:06
  3. "Do Re Mi" — 2:40
  4. "Dust Cain't Kill Me" — 2:58
  5. "Tom Joad Part 1" — 3:24
  6. "Tom Joad-Part 2" — 3:30

Dust Bowl Ballads, Volume 2[edit]

Dust Bowl Ballads, Volume 2

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 Album Artwork
Artist: Woody Guthrie
Release: July 1940
Label: Victor Records
Genres: Folk
Recorded: April 26, 1940 • May 3, 1940
Length: 18:13
Producer: Robert P. Weatherald
Format: Vinyl
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Dust Bowl Ballads, Volume 2 is the second album by the artist Woody Guthrie, originally based out of Okemah, Oklahoma.

The album was originally released as three 78 rpm records and compiled into a single album. It was released simultaneously with Dust Bowl Ballads, Volume 1 and the two were later compiled into a single release as technology advanced.

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Dust Bowl Ballads, Vol. 1 Dust Bowl Ballads, Volume 2 Songs by Woody Guthrie
1940 1940 1944

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All songs written by Woody Guthrie except where noted.

  1. "The Great Dust Storm" — 3:24
  2. "Dusty Old Dust" — 3:09
  3. "Dust Bowl Refugee" — 3:14
  4. "Dust Pneumonia Blues" — 2:46
  5. "I Ain't Got No Home in This World Anymore" — 2:50
  6. "Vigilante Man" — 2:50

Talking Dust Bowl[edit]

Talking Dust Bowl

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Artist: Woody Guthrie
Release: October 1950
Label: Folkway Records
Genres: Folk
Recorded: April 26, 1940
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Producer: Robert P. Weatherald
Format: Vinyl
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Talking Dust Bowl is the first compilation album and sixth release by the artist Woody Guthrie, originally based out of Okemah, Oklahoma.

It is the first reissue of the albums Dust Bowl Ballads, Volume 1 and Volume 2

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Songs by Woody Guthrie Talking Dust Bowl Songs to Grow On, Volume 1: Nursery Days
1944 1950 1951

Victor eventually let the original sets go out of print. Guthrie wrote to the label asking for a reissue in LP format and got a negative response. He then authorized Folkways Records to copy the discs and, in October 1950, Folkways put out its own 10" LP version.

This was called Talking Dust Bowl and contained just eight tracks. The two sides were subtitled into two groups of songs: Dust Bowl Ballads (Tracks 1-4) & Migrant Worker's Songs (Tracks 5-8).

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All songs written by Woody Guthrie except where noted.

  1. "Dust Storm Disaster" — 3:24
  2. "So Long (Dusty Old Dust)" — 3:09
  3. "Talking Dust Blues" — 2:45
  4. "Dust Can't Kill Me" — 2:58
  5. "Blowing Down This Road" — 3:06
  6. "Dust Bowl Refugee" — 3:14
  7. "Tom Joad, Part 1" — 3:24
  8. "Tom Joad, Part 2" — 3:30

Dust Bowl Ballads[edit]

Dust Bowl Ballads

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 Album Artwork
Artist: Woody Guthrie
Release: 1964 (Folkways/RCA Victor)
May 23, 2000 (Buddha)
Label: Folkways Records
RCA Victor Records
Genres: Folk
Recorded: April 26, 1940 • May 3, 1940
Length: 36:57 (Folkways) • 43:15
(RCA Victor)
45:44 (Buddha)
Producer: Robert P. Weatherald
Format: CD • Digital • Vinyl
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Dust Bowl Ballads is the fifth compilation album and fifteenth release by the artist Woody Guthrie, originally based out of Okemah, Oklahoma.

Its varying versions are the second, third, and fourth reissues of the albums Dust Bowl Ballads, Volume 1 and Volume 2

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Hard Travlin' Dust Bowl Ballads Library of Congress Recordings
1964 1964 1964

RCA protested its release, but due to Guthrie granting the go-ahead to Folkways to release the album, RCA backed off, giving Folkways their own permission to do a second reissue as a 12" LP.

Released in 1964, this re-created the original titles and full contents of the 1940 releases of 78s in their original running order, but combined the two parts of "Tom Joad" into one track.

However, in spite of this, RCA also re-released the album in 1964 in its RCA Victor Vintage Series, on a 12" LP with issue number LPV-502. Their re-release reshuffled the original order of tracks and took the opportunity to include the two previlusly unreleased songs recorded on the 1940 sessions: "Pretty Boy Floyd" and "Dust Bowl Blues".

Sixty years after the recordings were first released, the album was released in a new configuration for a CD edition, digitally remastered by Doug Pomeroy. The running order of the tracks were again shuffled and a previously unreleased alternate take of "Talking Dust Bowl Blues" was added.

Track Listing[edit]

All songs written by Woody Guthrie except where noted.

Folkways Records[edit]

  1. "Talkin' Dust Bowl Blues" — 2:45
  2. "Blowin' Down This Road" — 3:06
  3. "Do Re Mi" — 2:40
  4. "Dust Cain't Kill Me" — 2:58
  5. "Tom Joad (Part 1) / Tom Joad (Part 2)" — 6:34
  6. "The Great Dust Storm" — 3:24
  7. "Dusty Old Dust" — 3:09
  8. "Dust Bowl Refugee" — 3:14
  9. "Dust Pneumonia Blues" — 2:46
  10. "I Ain't Got No Home in This World Anymore" — 2:50
  11. "Vigilante Man" — 3:31

RCA Victor Records[edit]

  1. "The Great Dust Storm" — 3:22
  2. "I Ain't Got No Home in This World Anymore" — 2:47
  3. "Talkin' Dust Bowl Blues" — 2:42
  4. "Vigilante Man" — 3:22
  5. "Dust Cain't Kill Me" — 2:57
  6. "Pretty Boy Floyd" — 3:08
  7. "Dust Pneumonia Blues" — 2:46
  8. "Blowin' Down This Road" — 3:02
  9. "Tom Joad - Part 1" — 3:27
  10. "Tom Joad - Part 2" — 3:27
  11. "Dust Bowl Refugee" — 3:06
  12. "Do Re Mi" — 2:35
  13. "Dust Bowl Blues" — 3:27
  14. "Dusty Old Dust" — 3:07

Buddha Records[edit]

  1. "The Great Dust Storm (Dust Storm Disaster)" — 3:21
  2. "Talking Dust Bowl Blues" — 2:42
  3. "Pretty Boy Floyd" — 3:10
  4. "Dusty Old Dust (So Long It's Been Good to Know Yuh)" — 3:09
  5. "Dust Bowl Blues" — 3:27
  6. "Blowin' Down the Road (I Ain't Going to Be Treated This Way)" — 3:04
  7. "Tom Joad, Pt. 1" — 3:24
  8. "Tom Joad, Pt. 2" — 3:30
  9. "Do Re Mi" — 2:36
  10. "Dust Bowl Refugee" — 3:07
  11. "I Ain't Got No Home" — 2:46
  12. "Vigilante Man" — 3:23
  13. "Dust Cain't Kill Me" — 2:56
  14. "Dust Pneumonia Blues" — 2:42
  15. "Talking Dust Bowl Blues (Alternate Version)" — 2:27

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Note: For the purposes of clarity, track listings are based on the 1964 Folkways Records compilation.

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Additional Musicians[edit]

  • Lee Hays — Vocals (Track: 2)

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