DEPORTEES

Created on 15/11/2005
Latest update on 09/10/2021

Artist: Cisco Houston
Author: Woody Guthrie/Martin Hoffman
Label: Vanguard
Year: 1961

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.

Covers:

1962:

Dave Guard & The Whiskeyhill Singers [ex Kingston Trio with Judy Henske]

1964:

Judy Collins [idem]

1964:

Kingston Trio [as Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)]

1964:

Joni Mitchell

1968:

Pete Seeger

1969:

Byrds

1971:

Joan Baez

1973:

Barbara Dane

1974:

Arlo Guthrie

1975:

Arlo Guthrie & Pete Seeger

1976:

Bob Dylan & Joan Baez

1980:

Dolly Parton

1985:

Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash & Johnny Rodriguez

1986:

Billy Bragg

1986:

Sweet Honey In The Rock

1986:

Elvis Costello [bonus track on King Of America reissue in 2005]

1986:

Christy Moore

1987:

Gene Clark & Carla Olson

1987:

Rory McLeod

1995:

Peter, Paul & Mary

1998:

Super Seven [vocal: Joe Ely]

1998:

Nanci Griffith [all as Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)]

2007:

Old Crow Medicine Show

2018:

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore

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