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Author: Jim Longhi
ISBN13: 978-0252067006
Title: WOODY CISCO & ME: Seamen Three in the Merchant Marine (Music in American Life)
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Publisher: University of Illinois Press (September 1, 1997)
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WOODY CISCO & ME: Seamen Three in the Merchant Marine (Music in American Life) by Jim Longhi



Attorney and playwright Longhi recalls his three voyages as a merchant marine during World War II in the company of folk music legends Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston. Despite some occasionally stilted dialog, Longhi's fast-paced memoir reads like a novel as the "seamen three" survive rough storms, crooked gamblers, and two torpedo attacks. Of the vivid cast of characters, the irrepressible Guthrie is the most compelling, though he sometimes drifts to the background as Longhi relates his own often hilarious exploits as ship's baker and chairman of the crew's union. In l968, I spent more than 30 days as an Army private sailing to Vietnam on a troopship, so Jim's portrait of shipboard life heading to a war zone for troops and crew alike resonates with me. He and Woody and Cisco were usually mess attendants, but on one trip Jim was a cook and baker.

Gilbert Vandine "Cisco" Houston (August 18, 1918 – April 29, 1961) was an American folk singer and songwriter who is closely associated with Woody Guthrie due to their extensive history of recording together. Houston was a regular recording artist for Moses Asch's Folkways recording studio. He also performed with such folk/blues musicians as Lead Belly, Sonny Terry, Woody Guthrie and the Almanac Singers. The Great Depression. World War II. Post World War II. Death and legacy. Woody, Cisco, and Me: Seamen Three in the Merchant Marine (1st e. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-02276-0.

I read it for free by asking for it at my small-town public library, via the wonderful service called "inter-library loan". It took about ten days for my library to get the book shipped from a library that owned a copy. I'd love to own my own copy, but the budget won't allow that at present. Mr. Longhi was a buddy of Woody Guthrie and Cisco in New York City in the early '40's. Most fans know that Woody and Cisco made a few voyages as merchant seamen during WW II. One ship was torpedoed and another struck a mine. This wonderful book makes that year come to life in excellent detail, because Jim Longhi was a witness, and turned out to be a good writer with a great memory.

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Series: Music in American Life. com Product Description (ISBN 0252022769, Hardcover). Attorney and playwright Longhi recalls his three voyages as a merchant marine during World War II in the company of folk music legends Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston. Despite some occasionally stilted dialog, Longhi's fast-paced memoir reads like a novel as the "seamen three" survive rough storms, crooked gamblers, and two torpedo attacks

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A must read if you are a fan of Woody Guthrie, Exuberant tale that is funny and touching by turns. 1st Printing.
Reviews: 7
Bolanim
One of my very favorite books. I've lent or given it to many people, and they all enjoyed it. It's really FUN to read. The other reviews here I agree with wholeheartedly.
Geny
If you are a fan of Woody, or Cisco, or both, buy this book before it goes out of print. Jim Longhi served with them on several U.S. Merchant Marine voyages during WWII, and he shows us just how much courage it took to help the war effort in that manner.This may be the closest thing to a real biography of Cisco Houston that fans will ever get. The Woody Guthrie you meet in these pages is a guy who had already achieved some fame due to his record "Dust Bowl Ballads" which came out in l940. Here, in l943, he is still ten years away from being disabled by Huntington's Disease. These three left-wing unionizers (Jim is an interesting man in his own right, though not a real musician) were mostly broke, but patriotic and brave and great morale-boosters for the common soldiers who often traveled on merchant ships across the Atlantic, where u-boat attacks were a continual threat. Torpedoed once and once hitting a mine, the "Seamen Three" were indeed in life-threatening combat situations.This is not just insightful, or worshipful towards Woody. It is often hilarious as well. The depiction of a maritime character called Courtroom Kelly is only a chapter in the middle, but it is worth the purchase price all by itself. Thanks, Jim, for doing this project. Anyone who has read, or who owns, Woody's own "Bound for Glory" or Joe Klein's "Woody Guthrie: A Life" needs to have this book in the collection as well.
Cordanara
When people look back at the life and times of Woody Guthrie, it's often with a dry, highfalootin' academic tilt. Indeed, such a perspective seems out of place when confronted with the reality of Guthrie's life. Jim Longhi provides a firsthand account of who Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston really were. The result is a document that is poignant, and uproariously funny at the same time.
Styphe
This book was one of the most honest and entertaining writings concerning life in the Merchant Marine I have ever seen. Real people giving down to earth accounts of life on a Liberty Ship. I spent nine months in the North Atlantic on a Liberty Ship and as I was reading the book could almost feel the deck (floor) vibrate and roll. I was able to reach the author by phone and was able to thank him for putting their experiences in book form . I would recommend this book to anyone who was in the Merchant Marine, their familly members, or anyone who just likes to read a light entertaining , almost documentary account of life in the Merchant Marine during WW 11.
Zahisan
This book is fabulous, but I'm prejudiced, as I'm a long time Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston fan. Even so, this book provides great insight into the spirit of the fight against fascism during the second world war in the USA, as well as being a damn good story.
Rias
Jim Longhi is now a New York lawyer, but I think he missed his true calling: Hollywood comedy writer. His stories and descriptions are so good, I laughed until I had tears in my eyes: Cisco passing his eye exam, Jim's first ever attempt at baking bread aboard ship, Woody breaking up a crooked craps game on board their troopship. There's plenty of serious stuff too: one ship torpedoed, another hits an acoustic mine, the terrible, relentless storm, the ten-year old boy pimping his eight year-old sister in war-ravaged Italy.
Madis
A sea story to end all sea stories. Thanks, Brother Longhi