Woody Guthrie

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Oliver Anthony’s divisive song claiming solidarity with workers only benefits the rich who exploit them
The YouTube singer’s US No 1 hit Rich Men North of Richmond rails against billionaires but punches down on the poor. So I decided to write a song in reply

Billy Bragg

22, Aug, 2023 @8:59 AM

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Jailhouse rock: how history’s crimes live on in music
From Maggie May to Ronnie Kray, crooks have long inspired songs, as a new book proves

Duncan Campbell

05, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Daugherty: This Land Sings review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Michael Daugherty’s tribute chronicles Guthrie’s life in 17 fluent pieces for soprano, baritone and ensemble, with tints of US music from folk to jazz

Andrew Clements

04, Jun, 2020 @2:00 PM

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The hypocrisy of Trump’s racism | Letters
Letters: Adam Slee, Duncan Grimmond, Norman Miller and Dr Bruce Lloyd dissect the US president’s recent racist abuse towards four US congresswomen


17, Jul, 2019 @4:55 PM

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Gary Clark Jr: 'I want to let it be known: this land is your land, but it's mine too'
The Grammy-winning singer, whose third full-length record finds him subverting genre and expectation, talks Trump, keeping the blues alive and the fire in his belly

Jake Nevins

21, Feb, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Living the dream (so we don’t have to): the boy who ran off to Bali | Sam Leith
Most parents will have been horrified at the 12-year-old’s jaunt, but I like to think he did on behalf of all us more timid souls, says author Sam Leith

Sam Leith

25, Apr, 2018 @12:53 PM

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Wave of teachers' wildcat strikes spreads to Oklahoma and Kentucky
After a successful unofficial strike in West Virginia, educators in Kentucky walked out on Friday and Oklahoma is poised to follow suit

Mike Elk in Tulsa, Oklahoma

02, Apr, 2018 @11:42 AM

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Old Man Trump: Tom Morello gives new life to Woody Guthrie's protest song
Three artists are finishing and producing Guthrie’s song criticizing Donald Trump’s father and reflecting on race – a very current topic in his campaign

Ciara McCarthy in New York

30, Jun, 2016 @6:36 PM

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Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy: 'Trump's success is a sign of how broken things have been'
The musician reveals why he might be forced to add Woody Guthrie’s diatribe against Trump Senior to his shows and the pleasure of making music with his son

Martin Farrer

19, Feb, 2016 @9:43 PM

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Woody Guthrie: fighting Donald Trump from beyond the grave
Billy Bragg, who has performed Guthrie’s songs with Wilco, says the legendary singer’s anger at his landlord, Trump’s father, shows his radical spirit still inspires

Paul Lester

02, Feb, 2016 @6:24 PM

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Bernie Sanders' 1987 album We Shall Overcome is so bad, it's good
It sounds like Woody Allen doing Woody Guthrie as This Land is Your Land gets a reggae beat – but if William Shatner can make cult records, why not Bernie?

Jim Farber

26, Jan, 2016 @10:19 PM

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Various Artists: Joy of Living: A Tribute to Ewan MacColl review – an engrossing portrait
This centenary collection of Ewan MacColl covers serves brilliantly to show off his songwriting skills

Neil Spencer

25, Oct, 2015 @8:00 AM

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