Episode Air Date: August 13, 2012
Artist: Woody Guthrie
Recording Title: Oklahoma Hills
Woody wrote this tune and his cousin Jack recorded it in 1945. It went to the top of the charts…a feat that a Woody Guthrie record never matched. But it’s Woody’s version, not Jack’s, that serves as Oklahoma’s state song.
Others have had success with Guthrie songs as well…
And, bet you weren’t thinking about Woody during “The Departed”…