Talking Dustbowl Blues

DESCRIPTION: Talking Blues about the dustbowl: The farmer sees his farm turn to dust, trades it for a Ford, heads out to California, has engine trouble, and winds up in California starving and having to beg. The song ends with sarcastic remarks about politicians
AUTHOR: Woody Guthrie
EARLIEST DATE: April 26, 1940 (recording by author)
KEYWORDS: poverty hardtimes travel technology work political derivative dustbowl
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Lomax-FSNA 225, "Talking Dustbowl Blues" (1 text)
Woody Guthrie, "Talkin' Dust Bowl Blues" (Victor 26619, 1940)
DT, DUSTBOWL

RECORDINGS:
Pete Seeger, "Talking Dust Bowl" (on PeteSeeger41)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Talking Blues" (and its assorted relatives)
NOTES: Should we change "Dustbowl" in the title to "Dust Bowl"? That was Guthrie's title, and he wrote it. - PJS
Ordinarily, I'd agree. But people may well search for "dustbowl." Urk. - RBW
File: LoF225

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