New Wilco – The Happy Banker

WSJ TweedyThey have a new album—Wilco (The Album)coming in late June, but you won’t have to wait until then to get yourself some new Wilco. A new cover of Woody Guthrie’s “The Jolly Banker” is available now on their website with suggested donation of $2 to the Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives. (GLONO donated $10, so a couple of you can slide by without guilt if you can’t scrounge the dough.)

Jeff Tweedy talks about how Woody’s Depression-era song is once again timely on American Public Media’s Marketplace.

Wilco: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki, web.


“The Happy Banker” credits:

Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

Jeff Tweedy – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

John Stirratt – Bass

Patrick Sansone – Harpsichord

Mikael Jorgensen – Hammond Organ

Nels Cline – Lap Steel

Glenn Kotche – Drums/Percussion

Leslie Feist – Additional Percussion (Garden Weasel)

Recorded at the Loft, Chicago in February 2009 by Jim Scott. Assisted by Jordan Stone and Jason Tobias.

Mixed at Plyrz Studios, Santa Clarita, CA by Jim Scott.

2 thoughts on “New Wilco – The Happy Banker”

  1. It’s from a WSJ article featuring Tweedy from 2005:

    Tale of the Tape:

    Audiophiles Bemoan

    The End of the Reel

    As Quantegy Shuts Plant,

    Purists Snap Up Supply;

    NASA Feels the Crunch

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