Thursday, July 10, 2008


Today 1947 Arlo Guthrie was born

Arlo Davy Guthrie (born 1947_July_10 in Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY) is an American folk singer. Like his father, Woody Guthrie, Arlo often sings songs of protest against social injustice.

From Wikipedia :
Arlo Guthrie's most famous work is Alice's Restaurant Massacree, a talking blues song that lasts for 18 minutes (in its original recorded version; Guthrie has been known to spin the story out to forty-five minutes in concert). Guthrie has pointed out that this was also the exact length of one of the famous gaps in Richard Nixon's Watergate tapes. The Alice in the song is Alice Brock, who now runs an art gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
The song, a bitingly satirical protest against the Vietnam War draft, is based on a true incident. In the song, Guthrie is called up for a draft examination, and rejected as unfit for military service as a result of a criminal record — consisting in its entirety of a single arrest, court appearance, fine and clean-up order for littering and creating a public nuisance. On the DVD commentary for the film, Guthrie states that the events as presented in the song are true to real-life occurrences.
For a short period of time after its release in 1967, "Alice's Restaurant" was in frequent rotation on nearly every college and counter-culture radio station in the country. Indeed, it became a symbol of the late '60s and for many it defined an attitude and lifestyle that were lived out across the country in the ensuing years. Many stations across the States have made playing "Alice's Restaurant" on Thanksgiving Day a tradition.
A 1969 film, directed and co-written by Arthur Penn, was based on the story. In addition to acting in this film, also called Alice's Restaurant, Guthrie has had minor roles in several movies and television series. Guthrie's memorable appearance at the 1969 Woodstock Festival was documented in the Michael Wadleigh film Woodstock.

Arlo Guthrie - Alice's restaurant _1967
01-Alice's Restaurant Massacree
02-Chilling Of The Evening
03-Ring Around A Rosy Rag
04-Now And Then
05-I'm Going Home
06-The Motocycle Song
07-Highway In The Wind

I was dubbing what to post. A live concert with Alice's restaurant, the movie soundtrack maybe. Both contain this song in different versions.
But I decided to offer you just the 1967 original album with this 'addictive' song.
So join me in the comments to the mid-sixties....

Note : full screen window gives you the best view of the comments !

'Clickable' links are for you downloaders soooo convienent but the disadvantage is they don't seem to 'last' long.
The Blogger gets a lot of comments 'please re-up'...... Other, more appropriate/interesting comments, they sadly don't get... :(
So you will have to do a little work to get the link.
This seems, in my opinion, the best deal between 'protecting' my links and the least effort for you.

Link :
Of course you understand to replace in r#pidsh#re twice the # in an a otherwise you don't have a 'valid' link !!
Paste this valid link in your browser-url and hit RETURN. You can also copy/paste the link into your 'downloadmanager'.

Pass to extract the file : 080709
The file is a small 30MB, 'cause the songs are only in low bitrate 128kbits.
Please donnut give a nasty comment about that : check 'My opinion about bitrates' on 2008_jan_25.

The next depends, amongst other things, on your security options in your browser and by so the ability to copy/paste the link.

When you see this in Google or Yahoo cache or by my Blog's search function read first the RED instructions at the top left of my Blog !
Direct link (after that go to the plain comment of this 2008_july article !) : JeansMusicBlog
Also possible : just click the 'post a comment' section here and you are able to copy/paste !
The soundtrack version (in two parts) is superior, I think. I once had that soundtrack album. Lost it !
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