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    Posted August 5, 2014 by
    Brooklyn, New York
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    "This land is your land!"

    This video of these (street musicians) guys travelin' is especially for ireporter taka, as he is a musician also. They were on Surf Ave. in Coney Island in front of the new Thunderbolt roller coaster and just passing through.Ironically, little did they know they were a block away from the folksinger/composer Woody Guthrie's ( who had a birthday July 14) Coney Island apt. home on Mermaid Ave. where he lived with his family during the 1940's and 50's and entertained the likes of LeadBelly, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Sonny Terry, Pete Seeger. When Woody died his family scattered his ashes in the ocean, a block away from this place he loved. Although Woody was born in Oklahoma he loved New York and although he still continued to ramble, particularly loving the pacific Northwest he lived in the NY area from 1940 to 1967 and called it his home. Believe it or not, his classics, "This land is your land" and "Bound for Glory" were written at a small boarding house on 43rd. St. in NYC. The video came out a little dark and I hope the sound comes through alright as I thought they were pretty good and I certainly wish them luck. This video was taken July 6th, 2014. Thank you. Linda Glovach
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