Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Ramblin' Jack Elliott|
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
Jack's debut 1968 release for Reprise boasted a band that included Mark Spoelstra and Bill Lee (Spike Lee's father), plus a whimsical selection of songs that included 'If I Were A Carpenter', 'Talking Fisherman', 'Tennesse... more »
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Jack's debut 1968 release for Reprise boasted a band that included Mark Spoelstra and Bill Lee (Spike Lee's father), plus a whimsical selection of songs that included 'If I Were A Carpenter', 'Talking Fisherman', 'Tennessee Stud', 'Night Herding Song' and 'Goodnight Little Arlo' (Arlo Guthrie), 'Don't Think Twice, It's Alright' (Bob Dylan) & 'Connection' (Jagger, Richard). Notes have been added to the original ones written by Johnny Cash. Standard jewel case. 2001 release.
One of his best
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It would be another good selection of songs done in the Guthrie style with Jack's fine guitar work if not for two things. His version of the Rolling Stones' "Connection" which is done deadpan and guaranteed to get a smile or two. Then the original version of "912 Greens". A rambling talking blues that sounds like something out of a chorus of Kerouac's "Mexico City Blues". Nothing happens and everything happens. The record had a good size cult following and is a wonderful uptempo presentation of Elliot's warmth as a performer. "Did you ever stand and shiver, just because you were looking at a river?""
Ramblin' major label debut
eric the folkie | 08/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this 1968 release was ramblin' jacks major label debut for reprise
records.after 15 odd years of ramblin',busking,singing for his supper(with his mentor woody guthrie and various other folk luminaries - such as derroll adams),elliot comes crashing in with a brilliant effort of perfect balance:just enough singing - just enough ramblin',and enough humor to carry the entire operation out.backed by a crack studio ensemble(eric hord,peter childs - many of who backed fred neil on his staunch capitol debut record),he shuffles through clever cover versions of the rolling stones'"connection" as well as his own "912 greens"- and the whole album works this way! he moves from strength to strength and doesn't falter. this album was born from the road,and should be living in your home.this record is a must!!!"