Talkin’ Blues

Episode Air Date: December 30, 2016
Artist: Woody Guthrie
Recording Title: Talkin' Dust Bowl Blues

You’re on the Sound Beat…with Anna Canoni, the granddaughter of Woody Guthrie.

Woody once said “If you use more than two chords you’re showing off”. But the simplicity of the music provides the perfect backdrop for Guthrie’s lyrics.

(Interview)

Many credit Woody with inventing the “Talkin’” format, with it’s free-formish, rambling melody.  But Christopher Allan Bouchillon’s recording of “Talking Blues” was made 14 years earlier, in 1926.

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