The Essential Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Elliott, Ramblin' Jack
The Musings of a Character Just Outside the Folk Spotlight
Released: 1976, Vanguard
Catalog Choice: Hard Travelin' (Songs of Woody Guthrie and Others)
Next Stop: Fred Neil: Bleecker and MacDougal
After That: Lightnin' Hopkins: Lightnin' Hopkins
#1 from Mark Powell, Pennsylvania - 10/13/2010 2:07
I don’t have the sage wisdom and advice that music critics and historians have… But I know this, I grew up listening to Ramblin’ Jack and I learned to play guitar by emulating him. While his playing evokes that of Rev. Gary Davis, and, of course, Woody Guthrie… I believe he was, and still is, an important voice in interpreting folk and blues to those who might not have otherwise heard him. He is a national treasure, one who won’t be with us too much longer.
I would also say that his “Young Brigham” album has huge significance in the history of folk music and how this music was transformed by the young people of the sixties.Commenting is not available in this content area entry.