On an album with Woody Guthrie songs exclusively. That same year Cisco died of cancer. Woody wrote this as a poem in '48 after reading about the crash of a planeload of illegal Mexican fruityard workers in the California desert. Some ten years later California school teacher Marty Hoffman wrote the music for it. It is reported being performed by Pete Seeger during one of Alan Lomax's hootenanny's at Carnegie Hall, NY ('58/'59) with Woody humming along in a wheelchair.
Dave Guard & The Whiskeyhill Singers [ex Kingston Trio with Judy Henske]
Judy Collins [idem]
Kingston Trio [as Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)]
Elvis Costello [bonus track on King Of America reissue in 2005]
Super Seven [vocal: Joe Ely]
Nanci Griffith [all as Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)]