Phil Ochs fans will be happy to know, if they do not know already, that Phil Ochs' legacy will live on in The House of Woody Guthrie in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The placement of Phil Ochs' archives in the Woody Guthrie Center is a wise and wonderful development! Here's a screenshot from the Woody Guthrie Center website.
The Woody Guthrie Center is in Oklahoma because that was his home state before he became the wandering, organizing, song-writing “Dustbowl Balladeer”, the Joe Hill labor singer of his era. It is indeed fitting and wonderful that Phil Ochs will be memorialized at this center by agreement with the families of the deceased radical folk singers.
Excerpt: “The collection of an influential protest singer/songwriter will join the work of his major influence when the Phil Ochs archive comes to the Woody Guthrie Center this year. Ochs wrote and sang hundreds of folk and rock songs during his career and released eight albums in the 1960s and ’70s, including songs “I Ain’t Marching Anymore,” “Changes,” “Power and the Glory,” “The War is Over” and more.
The archives will be unveiled at an event later this year at the center, 102 E. M.B. Brady St. in the Brady Arts District. “The topical songs that Phil Ochs wrote are still relevant today, just as the music of Woody Guthrie continues to address the struggles that we face in our society,” Deana McCloud, executive director for the Woody Guthrie Center, said in a press release. “We are honored to be the caretakers of the work that these advocates for social justice left, and we look forward to expanding our collection in the future to include more work that is empowering, gives voice to the voiceless and makes positive changes in our society.” The Woody Guthrie Center & Phil Ochs Archives in Tulsa, Oklahoma http://woodyguthriecenter.org
Broadside Balladeer Blog always ends with good wishes and a song!
This one is called "BROADSIDE BALLADEER" and the sound track for this video is from the CRAZY PLANET BAND 1987 studio full band cut. It was released on a 2005 "Best of 25 Years of Recordings of Vic Sadot" CD titled "BROADSIDES & RETROSPECTIVES" available at CD Baby. Video by Dean A. Banks. Thanks again, Dean!
BROADSIDE BALLADEER 2011 acoustic duo version. Broadside Balladeer is a tribute song to Phil Ochs written in 1977 by Vic Sadot. This free download version has Vic Sadot on vocals and acoustic guitar with Eric Golub on violin. This version was released on 9-11-11 on a CD titled “9/11 Truth & Justice Songs” available at CD Baby. Free download at SoundCloud.com/BroadsideBalladeer
Blogs by Vic Sadot:
BERKELEY CALLING BLOG - The Living Tradition of Free Speech in Berkeley & the San Francisco Bay Area http://www.berkeleycalling.wordpress.com
TRUTH TROUBADOUR BLOG - 9/11 & Other False Flag Truth Emergencies