Visual Arts and Film Studies Musical culture

Visual Arts and Film Studies
Musical culture
1. The song “This Land Is Your Land” has become an American icon. Most Americans, who typically are familiar with the first two verses and the refrain of the song, would label it as a patriotic song, and place it beside Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” as a modern national anthem. In fact, Guthrie wrote “This Land” as a response to Berlin’s song, which was originally composed in 1918, but achieved its status as a smash hit in 1938. Guthrie was not in complete agreement with the way in which Berlin’s song portrayed America and Americans, and this is reflected in his song. Compare and contrast the lyrics to the two songs, and comment on the reasons why verses four and six of Guthrie’s song were often not sung in the 1940s.
2. Describe the work and role of the folklorist according to Alan Lomax.
3. What did Alan Lomax learn from Woody Guthrie? What did Guthrie learn from Lomax?

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