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  • Nine Folkways songs named to 100 Most Essential Folk Songs list

    Nine tracks from the Smithsonian Folkways collection were recently featured on Folk Alley's "100 Most Essential Folk Songs" list, including songs from Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Elizabeth Cotten. Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" was awarded the list's top spot. The list also includes twenty three songs from Smithsonian Folkways collection that are performed by other artists, such as "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" by Pete Seeger (as performed by the Kingston Trio) and "Goodnight Irene" by Lead Belly (as performed by the Weavers).

    Smithsonian Folkways Songs on Folk Alley's list of 100 Most Essential Folk Songs:

    01."This Land Is Your Land" - Woody Guthrie
    04. "If I Had a Hammer" - Pete Seeger
    08. "We Shall Overcome" - Pete Seeger
    30. "Pastures of Plenty" - Woody Guthrie
    36. "Freight Train" - Elizabeth Cotten
    41. "Changes" - Phil Ochs
    45. "Little Boxes" - Malvina Reynolds
    64. "Deportee" - Woody Guthrie
    68. "The Crucifixion" - Phil Ochs
    93. "Hobo's Lullaby" - Woody Guthrie


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