Woody Guthrie – Signed Folkways 10 Album

An extremely rare signed copy of Woody Guthrie's first long play record, "Talking Dust Bowl" on Folkways Records. This 1950 release is signed "To R.O. Gleason from Woody Guthrie, Ap 16, 59. 30." R.O. Gleason is almost certainly Robert "Bob" Gleason, who, with his wife Sid, met Guthrie in 1959 at Greystone State Hospital in New Jersey. Soon they began bringing Guthrie to their home in East Orange every Sunday, for a home-cooked meal, and so he could visit with family and friends outside the hospital setting. Many musicians showed up and serenaded Guthrie at the Gleason's, including the then-unknown Bob Dylan. Guthrie collector and expert Barry Ollman has verified the handwriting and signature, and believes the unclear writing below the signature is Guthrie indicating the date, writing Ap (for April) 16, 59 (for 1959.) Guthrie has written "30" below, which Ollman pointed out was the traditional way for journalists to indicate the end a story. The cover has had some professional restoration to remove a few tape stains and fix the split spine; the work is virtually undetectable, but we always disclose any restoration. Included is the original disc, in G+ condition, and the 12 page lyric booklet. This is the only Guthrie signed LP we've ever seen, and as with everything we offer, it is guaranteed to be authentic with no time limit. SOLD

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