Album of the Day
The son of legendary folksinger Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie has fashioned a musical legacy of his own over the last half century. His debut disc, ALICE'S RESTAURANT, took an appropriately circuitous route to Platinum status - sales kicked into overdrive after the 18-minute title track was adapted into a film two years later. That ambling, autobiographical story-song became a Thanksgiving anthem on FM radio (with many stations playing it every year on this day at noon) but the remaining six tracks on the album are also excellent examples of the singer-songwriter's sly humor and musical craftsmanship. The 1967 Reprise collection was produced by Fred Hellerman of folk icons The Weavers, and today we'll revisit ALICE'S RESTAURANT to wish you a happy Thanksgiving.