SINKING OF THE REUBEN JAMES, THE

Latest update on 24/03/2019

Artist: Almanac Singers
Author: Woody Guthrie/Lee Hays/Millard Lampell
Label: Keynote
Year: 1942

Using the tune of Wildwood Flower (see there). On album Dear Mr. President, produced by Alan Lomax. The USS Reuben James was a US destroyer torpedoed by a German U-boat on October 31, 1941. That's prior to Pearl Harbor, making the USS Reuben James the first US vessel destroyed during WW II. Woody served with the merchand marine. The Reuben James is also the ship targeted in film Red October.

Covers:

1944:

Woody Guthrie [for Asch, released for Folkways in '56]

1958:

Will Geer

1960:

Weavers

1960:

Johnny Horton

1960:

Oscar Brand

1961:

Kingston Trio

1963:

Chad Mitchell Trio

1963:

Cisco Houston

1969:

Country Joe McDonald

1999:

James Talley

2007:

Folk Family Robinson [Black Crowes Chris & Rich Robinson and their father Stan, who recorded for Monument records]

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