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thespionage Best Instrument for Woody Guthrie Songs? (13) RE: Folklore: Best Instrument for Woody Guthrie Songs? 18 Jun 05


I agree that it depends on the song.The guitar, mandolin and harmonica songs that Woody did with Cisco sound fantastic.

With "Pastures of Plenty," have you heard Pete Seeger's version? I first heard it in the movie version of Alice's Restaurant. The banjo arrangement there is simply haunting.

Was Pete the first one to convert the arrangement to a minor key? (As far as I know, Woody only played major I, IV, V chords in D and G.)

Russ


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