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Radio Songs

by Darryl Holter

Featuring guest vocals by Ani DiFranco, Julia Holter and Sara Watkins, Darryl Holter's Radio Songs offers new arrangements of some of Woody Guthrie's oldest songs, written primarily during Guthrie's years in Los Angeles between 1937 and 1939.
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1. Do Re Mi
4:27 $0.99
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2. Big City Ways
3:23 $0.99
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3. California Stars (feat. Sara Watkins)
3:48 $0.99
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4. One By One
4:38 $0.99
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5. Looking for That New Deal Now (feat. Ani Di Franco)
4:50 $0.99
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6. Oklahoma Hills
4:33 $0.99
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7. My Flowers Grow Green (feat. Julia Holter)
3:34 $0.99
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8. New Years Flood
4:42 $0.99
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9. I Ain't Got No Home
4:05 $0.99
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10. Talking Dust Bowl Blues
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Album Notes
Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Darryl Holter's new studio album, Radio Songs: Woody Guthrie in Los Angeles 1937-1939.

Featuring guest vocals by Ani DiFranco, Julia Holter and Sara Watkins, Radio Songs offers new arrangements of some of Woody Guthrie's oldest songs, written primarily during Guthrie's years in Los Angeles between 1937 and 1939. Holter and co-producer, twice Grammy-nominated Ben Wendel, brought together a talented cadre of musicians for the project including Greg Leisz (pedal/lap steel guitar), Gabe Witcher (fiddle), Dave Kemper (drums), Tim Young (guitar), and Billy Mohler (bass).

With three critically acclaimed albums under his belt, Holter is also a historian and co-author of a forthcoming book on Guthrie’s years in Los Angeles. "I began working with these songs after receiving a research grant from the Woody Guthrie Archives and BMI," says Holter. "During Guthrie's time in Los Angeles he wrote dozens of original songs and performed them live on a daily radio show on KFVD. They tell us a great deal about the issues of the day and also reveal Guthrie’s growth as an artist."

A few of the songs are relatively well-known, such as “Do Re Mi” and “Oklahoma Hills” but most are less well-known songs that were popular with his radio listeners like "One by One" and “Los Angeles New Year’s Flood." Included here is "Big City Ways," a recently discovered song that is one of the first ever recorded by Guthrie, in 1939.

"When we think of the Urban Folk Revival, we tend to think of Greenwich Village in the '40s and '50s," says Holter. "But I think the real origins began when Guthrie brought folk music to urban intellectuals and political activists in Los Angeles."

Guthrie’s radio show "Woody and Lefty Lou" featured Maxine Crissman who sang duets with him. To capture the original spirit of those songs Holter worked with Sara Watkins and Ani DiFranco on "California Stars" and "Looking for that New Deal Now." Julia Holter (Darryl's daughter) takes up a beautiful Guthrie poem called "My Flowers Grow Green."

Radio Songs will also include a DVD with footage of a street performance at Woody Guthrie Square in Downtown Los Angeles. Drawing upon his research, Holter explains how the songs reflect the concerns of ordinary people during the years of the Great Depression—unemployment, homelessness, and poverty. But other songs reveal Guthrie’s subtle humor and optimism for the future.

Publishing Info:
“Do Re Mi”
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie. WGP/TRO-Ludlow Music Inc. © Copyright 1961, 1963 (copyrights renewed). Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. & Ludlow Music, Inc., New York, NY (administered by Ludlow Music, Inc.) (BMI)

“Big City Ways”
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie. © Copyright Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. (administered by BMG Chrysalis) (BMI)

“California Stars”
Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Jay Bennett & Jeff Tweedy. © Copyright Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. (administered by BMG Chrysalis), Warner-Tamerlane, Words-Ampersand Music, & Titanic Majesties (BMI)

“One By One”
Derivative work of “One By One” Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Jeff Tweedy, Arrangement by Darryl Holter. © Copyright 1962, 1963, 1998, 2011 (copyrights renewed). Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. & Ludlow Music, Inc. New York, NY (Administered by Ludlow Music, Inc.) Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., Ver Music, Words Ampersand (BMI)

“Looking For That New Deal Now”
Words & Music by Woody Guthrie. © Copyright Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. (administered by BMG Chrysalis) (BMI)

“Oklahoma Hills”
Words & Music by Jack Guthrie and Woody Guthrie. © Copyright 1945 Michael H. Goldsen, Inc. and Unichappell Music Inc.

“My Flowers Grow Green”
Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Jonatha Brooke, Arrangement by Darryl Holter. © Copyright Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. (BMI) & Naughty Puppy Music (ASCAP)

“Los Angeles New Year’s Flood”
Words & Music by Woody Guthrie. WGP/TRO-Ludlow Music Inc. © Copyright 1963, 1991 (copyrights renewed) by Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. & TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc., New York, NY (administered by Ludlow Music, Inc.) (BMI)

“I Ain’t Got No Home”
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie. WGP/TRO-Ludlow Music Inc. © Copyright 1961 (renewed) and 1963 (renewed) by Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. & TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc., New York, NY (administered by Ludlow Music, Inc.) (BMI)

“Talking Dust Bowl Blues”
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie. WGP/TRO-Ludlow Music Inc. © Copyright 1960 (renewed) by Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. & TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. (BMI)


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