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Thanksgiving Day

Written by on November 21, 2021

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without Arlo Guthries  Alices Restaurant.   A traditionaL “family listen” in many American homes and must play track on rock radio stations across the US, Guthrie recounts events that took place in 1965 (two years prior at the time of the original recording), when he and a friend spent Thanksgiving Day at a deconsecrated church on the outskirts of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, which their friends Alice and Ray had been using as a home.

As a favor to them, Guthrie and the friend volunteered to take their large accumulation of garbage to the local dump in their VW Microbus, not realizing until they arrived there that the dump would be closed for the holiday. They eventually noticed a pile of other trash that had previously been dumped off a cliff near a side road, and added theirs to the accumulation. The next morning, the church received a phone call from the local policeman, Officer Obie, saying that an envelope in the garbage pile had been traced back to them.

Shouting Fire is pleased to take part in continuing this tradition and brings you several versions of this classic tune throughout Thanksgiving Day.

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