Bound for Glory Album

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About Bound for Glory

Bound for Glory is a 1956 album by Woody Guthrie and Will Geer. It consists of a selection of songs from Guthrie's Dust Bowl Ballads of 1940 and his Asch recordings of 1944-45, each introduced briefly by Geer with spoken relevant extracts from Guthrie's writings. By 1956, Guthrie was hospitalized with Huntington's disease, a hereditary condition. On March 17, 1956, a benefit concert was held for his children at the Pythian Hall, New York City; at which Guthrie made one of his last public appearances, sitting in the audience. Various folk singers performed Guthrie's songs, interspersed with readings from Guthrie's writings selected by Millard Lampell, a former member with Guthrie and others of the Almanac Singers. The album Bound for Glory was compiled and released following that event. The title was taken from Guthrie's 1943 autobiography, Bound for Glory. The album includes a cyclostyled booklet with an introduction by Lampell, and the spoken and sung words. It has been re-released several times 


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