By Clark Collis
Updated July 06, 2012 at 04:00 AM EDT
Life.com

Woody at 100

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This excellent three-CD overview of the hugely influential folksinger’s career covers much of the obvious ground (”Pastures of Plenty,” ”The Grand Coulee Dam,” two versions of ”This Land Is Your Land”), then explores some less-visited hinterlands on its third disc. These include Guthrie’s 1944 appearance on the BBC radio show Children’s Hour, during which he warps innumerable kids’ minds by performing the outlaw ballad ”Stagger Lee” and is interviewed by a woman with the toniest voice this side of a royal wedding. A-

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This Land Is Your Land
Pretty Boy Floyd

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