Vanzetti's Rock

Album: Ballads Of Sacco & Vanzetti (1945)

Songfacts®:

  • This is Guthrie's tribute to Bartolomeo Vanzetti, who along with his partner-in-crime Nicola Sacco was executed in 1927 for a double murder carried out during the course of a payroll robbery. Folkways Records owner Moses Asch hired Gurthrie to write the song as part of Ballads Of Sacco & Vanzetti, and album supporting the duo. (Thanks, Alexander Baron - London, England. For more on Guthrie, see our interview with his granddaughter Anna Canoni.) >>
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    Alexander Baron - London, England. For more on Guthrie, see our interview with his granddaughter Anna Canoni.

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