Sunday, July 03, 2011

Two covers of Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land": Johnny Cash and Jimmy LaFave

The original MIB, from his TV show. The commentary is a bit hokey, but he throws some trains in, and you know I'm a sucker for trains. Clip courtesy of abargle.

This is billed as "Jimmy LaFave and Friends", from WoodyFest 2010 in Okemah, Oklahoma. Among the friends is my erstwhile Lion's Head companion David Amram, who recently celebrated his eightieth birthday (I hope I look half as good as he does fifteen more years on), playing both drum and pennywhistle. Other musicians are the Cherokee Maidens (backing vocals), Andrew Hardin (acoustic guitar, at left), Joel Rafael (acoustic guitar and vocal, center), John Inmon (electric guitar), Radoslav Lorkovic (accordion), and Glenn Schuetz (bass). This version even includes the "commie" verse. Thanks to Music Fog for the clip.