February 22, 2016

A Vision Shared: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly 1988

Columbia C-44034 AL-44034

Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Gatefold
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country, Folk
A1 Sylvie (Lead Belly): Sweet Honey in the Rock (2:01)
A2 Pretty Boy Floyd (Woody Guthrie): Bob Dylan (4:34)
A3 Do Re Mi (Woody Guthrie): John Mellencamp (3:23)
A4 I Ain't Got No Home (Woody Guthrie): Bruce Springsteen (3:40)
A5 Jesus Christ (Woody Guthrie): U2 (3:13)
A6 Rock Island Line (Lead Belly): Little Richard with Fishbone (2:32)
A7 East Texas Red (Woody Guthrie): Arlo Guthrie (5:34)
B1 Philadelphia Lawyer (Woody Guthrie): Willie Nelson (2:59)
B2 Hobo's Lullaby (Goebel Reeves; performed by Woody Guthrie): Emmylou Harris (2:41)
B3 The Bourgeois Blues (Lead Belly): Taj Mahal (2:43)
B4 Grey Goose (traditional; performed by Lead Belly): Sweet Honey in the Rock (2:07)
B5 Goodnight, Irene (Lead Belly): Brian Wilson (2:38)
B6 Vigilante Man (Woody Guthrie): Bruce Springsteen (4:09)
B7 This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie): Pete Seeger with Sweet Honey in the Rock, Doc Watson & The Little Red School House Chorus (3:45)
This is a solid collection of alternately exuberant and faithful covers of the songs of Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly. Great cuts are Little Richard's fuel-injected "Rock Island Line," and Springsteen's "Vigilante Man." Bob Dylan does "Pretty Boy Floyd."

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