Little Known Fact: Woody Guthrie Was a Big Ol’ Racist

Woody Guthrie is one of the most universally-celebrated musical figures of 20th century, and there’s been a gale of veneration accompanying the 100th anniversary of his birth tomorrow. This includes a weekend of tributes and events in his former ‘hood Echo Park, and the re-naming of a public square downtown in his honor. Our feature this week, meanwhile, tells the story of his time in Los Angeles, pre-fame, through analysis of four unearthed singles that were recorded here.