Sunday, September 14, 2014

As Ken Burns Series Opens

Woody Guthrie's tribute at death of FDR, "Dear Mrs. Roosevelt."   Or as Woody put it, "I could see he was a cripple/but he taught my soul to walk."   The most famed version came from Bob Dylan--backed by The Band before they were officially The Band--in Woody tribute concert at Carnegie Hall in 1967, Bob's first appearance after his motorcycle accident, which re-assured fans that he had not died.  Here it is with the boys, especially Richard Manuel key on piano, in support.

1 comment:

billy cioffi said...

love the Dylan cover! Roosevelt in many ways our greatest president and an extraordinarily complex man. We are rarely shown more then a unterly transparent picture of him in any portrayal.