Woody Guthrie - Another go at Network Radio in 1947.
Woody Guthrie – Another go at Network Radio in 1947.

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – Hootenanny – March 10, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

As a companion piece to last weeks Woody Guthrie Radio show via CBS in 1940, here is another go at Network radio, also from CBS but this time from 1947.

This time he’s joined by Sidney Bechet, Cisco Houston, Pete Seeger, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, The Coleman Brothers and a host of others into a half-hour songfest.

First broadcast on March 10, 1947, it was a more streamlined presentation than the earlier one in 1940. Some of the names changed, but the emphasis on Folk was the same.

Here is that broadcast, which runs over its allotted 30 minutes and subject to network fade-out.

Another slice of Musical history to go with your weekend.

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  1. Thanks for making this and all of the posts you do on Past Daily available to wider audience. I read your description of the show Gordon and after listening to the show I think the ending was truncated somewhere along the line. I’ve copied a verbatim description of this particular program from David Goldin’s site and you’ll notice the complete program is about two minutes longer than your copy. I thought you should know. Here’s the description below.

    7230. Hootenanny. March 10, 1947. CBS net. Sustaining. An excellent folk-jazz show, starting with, “Ida Red.” Possibly an audition, but a live audience is heard. Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Sidney Bechet, Pops Foster, Sonny Terry (billed as “Saunders Terry), Alan Lomax (writer, producer), Cisco Houston, Ronnie McGee, The Coleman Brothers, John Henry Faulk (host, billed as “Johnny Faulk”), Bill Rogers (announcer). 33:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

    • Thanks for the heads up on that. I was wondering if the front end was clipped or the last number went to completion. In any event, it’s good to know. And thanks for the kind words – I can always use them!

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