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Doctor John Recordings of Tom Joad? (37) RE: Recordings of Tom Joad? 01 Dec 99


The song in "The Grapes of Wrath" is "Going Down This Road Feeling Bad" sung by one of the "Joads " and well too. The background music is "Red River Valley". I'm sure Woody didn't record "Tom Joad" for the L of C but later for RCA Victor, although these sessions were arranged by Alan Lomax after those for the L of C. The Cisco Houston version doesn't appear on "Songs of WG" (available on CD) but on "I Ain't Got No Home" (which isn't). Interestingly Phil Ochs recorded "Joe Hill" to the tune of "Tome Joad" - with Jack Elliot I think. Dr John


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