Woody Guthrie was born on July 14th, 1912 in Okemah, Oklahoma. He had a voice like a long distance train heard miles away. His songs have become the folk song standards of America. Among them: "Pretty Boy Floyd," "Pastures of Plenty," "Hard Travelin'," "Deportees," "Roll On Columbia," "Vigilante Man" and, of course, "This Land Is Your Land."
Watch American Masters' one hour tribute to influentia ljazz legend Cab Calloway.
Read a timeline detailing biographical landmarks in the life and career of Cab Calloway.
In 1980, Cab Calloway was (re)discovered by a new generation, in a filmed tribute to black music, The Blues Brothers.
Musicians and cultural historians discuss how Cab's hair played into his celebrity.
Watch Kenneth Bowser's revealing biography of a conflicted, truth-seeking troubadour.
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