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Whats his best album??
However I don't know which of these is the best. Therefore this post is no real help at all.
He did most of his recording before full length LPs even existed, and Dust Bowl Ballads was originally pressed on acetate. You can probably get a copy pretty cheap on Amazon (US), I saw one like 4.00 (US). Anything else will be a compilation.
If you wanna get picky, the original release of what became Dust Bowl Ballads was spread over 2 or 3 78s, so that in itself is something of a comp and has had its running order shuffled several times. But who cares? It's a great disc, and like LC says it's always dirt cheap on Amazon (or indeed anywhere - I bought mine in the days before internet shopping & paid something like £2 iirc). It's the only Woody I ever listen to.
there is no way 14 songs could fit on 2 or 3 78s
A quick wiki reveals it was two 3-disc sets http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_Bowl_Ballads
I'll stop trying to be smart now.
Ive now ordered Dust Bowl Ballads for £2.50 off the internet.
Love this forum, everyone is so helpful, cheers!
It's probably not the best value for money, seeing as there's plenty of his stuff going cheap, but this comp is quite nice cos it includes some spoken word biography stuff.
Props to Buck 65 for namechecking him as an influence/inspiration whenever I've seen him live. That was what prompted me to get some Guthrie in the first place.