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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 13 Years, 5 Months ago  
not sure if this is posted but hes playing the newport folk fest this summer with baez a guthrie and a whole bunch
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 13 Years, 4 Months ago  
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Blues guitarist Roy Rogers (Bob Hawkins/Publicity Photo)

Bluesman Roy Rogers' side job: Oral history of folk legend, Ramblin' Jack Elliott

By Jerry Fink

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Blues musician Roy Rogers probably should be hyping his new album or his shows in Las Vegas on Thursday and Friday.

Instead he's talking about a nonmusical project that is dear to his heart, an oral history of the legendary folk performer Ramblin' Jack Elliott that Rogers is producing.

"He was the last guy to hit the road with Woody Guthrie," Rogers says. "Ramblin' Jack is truly a folk icon if ever there was one. He has the greatest stories on the planet."

The 77-year-old Elliott grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., and left home at the age of 15. He joined the rodeo, learned to play guitar and performed on the streets for a living. His nickname doesn't come from traveling but from the countless stories he tells.

"This is a guy who would stand by the side of the road and put his thumb out and when someone asked, 'Where you going?' he'd say, 'Well, where are you going?'"

Rogers won't be finished anytime soon.

"I've been working on it for a couple of years," Rogers, 58, says from his home in the mountains near Nevada City, Calif., about 40 miles from Truckee. "I'm cutting some new teeth editing this guy. But it will be worth it in the end."

Rogers figures he has one or two more sessions with Ramblin' Jack and then he'll start editing more than 20 hours of stories into a two-CD set, which should be available in fall 2010.

Rogers produced two of Elliott's music albums, "Friends of Mine" and "The Long Ride," as well as albums for Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt and John Lee Hooker.

Rogers doesn't rush his albums.

His latest album, "Split Decision," is the first studio recording with his band, the Delta Rhythm Kings, in seven years.


NOTE: For more about Rogers and his new album, click on the link.

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jul/21/bluesmans-side-job-oral-history-folk-legend/
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 13 Years, 4 Months ago  
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August 1st - Ramblin' Jack's 78th birthday, at Newport, RI

Here's his set. One continuous mp3 that lasts about 55 minutes. It's a 50 MB d'load:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/1esv3f


His set list, usually with between-song anecdotes:

01 San Francisco Bay Blues
02 Engine 143
03 How Long, How Long
04 Freight Train
05 Winding Boy
06 If I Were A Carpenter
07 Old Shep
08 Diamond Joe
09 Don't Thing Twice, It's Alright
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 13 Years, 3 Months ago  
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Another shout-out for Elliott's new album, A Stranger Here:


A Stranger Here

Ramblin' Jack Elliott | Anti- (2009)

By Ian Patterson

Few living artists can claim to have been mentor and model to Bob Dylan, but the man Dylan described as the King of folk singers - Ramblin' Jack Elliott - has influenced a host of singers and story tellers from Johnny Cash and Ry Cooder to Tom Waits. Now in his sixth recording decade, Elliott returns in great voice with A Stranger Here, a collection of Depression-era blues numbers.

Elliott has carried on Woody Guthrie's folk tradition, though the blues has been a part of the singer's songs since his first recordings in the mid-1950s, and he has sung the blues about everything from cocaine to arthritis. Therefore, it wasn't so far-fetched when producer Joe Henry pitched the idea for Elliott to record these songs of drifting, soul-searching, mortality and the cruel vicissitudes of nature.

There's a lovely shuffling New Orleans gait to "Rising High Water Blues," Blind Lemon Jefferson's 1927 classic, and David Piltch's bass has a tuba-deep, second line swing; Elliott's gravely voice intoning: "Children stand there screaming, 'Mama, we ain't got no home...'" still conjures images of Katrina, and jangling piano and mandolin sound like the very water breaking the levees.

Elliot's voice, despite his 78 years, is strong and emotive. On the influential guitarist Rev. Gary Davis' "Death Don't Have no Mercy" - once a staple of Grateful Dead concerts, for whom Elliott played between sets - there's a weathered, soulful quality to Elliott's voice. Although Jerry Garcia's voice had withered towards the end, the similarities are there. Appropriately, there's a naked, soul- laid-bare edge to Elliott's voice on Blind Willie Johnson's "Soul of a Man." Greg Leisz' slide playing is a delight, and percussion, bass and ghostly dobro build powerfully and hypnotically to make this arguably one of the definitive versions of this classic blues.

The lovely country blues of Mississippi John Hurt's "Richland Woman's Blues," Tampa Red's "New Stranger Blues" and Furry Lewis' gorgeous, gently paced "Falling Down Blues" provide contrast to the darker undertones of "Grinnin' in your Face;" Elliott conveys the pain and resignation of Son House's lament, which has the sobering effect of a shovel-full of cold earth on a coffin lid. Somber bass and drums, almost funereal, and mournful piano close the song.

The sensuous slow dance that is Leroy Car's "How Long Blues" sees Elliott belt out the lines: "If I could holler like a mountain jack I'd go up on the mountain, call my baby back..." over David Hidalgo's swaying accordion. These songs have the feel of a front porch get-together, albeit with impeccable musicianship from the supporting cast.

Nat Hentoff wrote of a young Joan Baez, that she sang centuries-old, English folksongs as convincingly as if she was of that time. The same could be said for Ramblin' Jack Elliott's ability to become the protagonist of the songs he sings.

Elliott has never been a prolific song writer, making Dylan's praise perhaps unduly generous; nevertheless, this is a hugely satisfying recording by a unique figure in American music.


Here's the "gorgeous" Falling Down Blues:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/je3yuv


Ian Patterson is dedicated to the promotion of jazz all over the world and to catching just a little piece of it for himself.

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=33733
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 13 Years, 3 Months ago  
That show is available for free download at NPR podcast. so as Joan Baez, Pete Seeger and others.

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August 1st - Ramblin' Jack's 78th birthday, at Newport, RI

Here's his set. One continuous mp3 that lasts about 55 minutes. It's a 50 MB d'load:


http://www.sendspace.com/file/1esv3f


His set list, usually with between-song anecdotes:

01 San Francisco Bay Blues
02 Engine 143
03 How Long, How Long
04 Freight Train
05 Winding Boy
06 If I Were A Carpenter
07 Old Shep
08 Diamond Joe
09 Don't Thing Twice, It's Alright
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 13 Years, 2 Months ago  
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From Ramblin' Jack Elliott's website:

Our national treasure Ramblin' Jack Elliott is currently facing a triple bypass heart surgery. There are a lot of alternative methods he is exploring as well - so stay tuned. However, we had to cancel our UK/Ireland/Norway tour because of this health news.

If you'd like to send him cards, good wishes and such, please send to his manager and she will make sure he gets them all.

Jack does not do e mail - so please do not e mail but you are welcome to send good wishes, prayers and light to:

Ramblin' Jack Elliott

c/o Gaynell Rogers

P.O. Box 1566

Nevada City, Ca. 95959

http://ramblinjack.com/
 
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According to one source, Dave Alvin [The Blasters] notes in Facebook that he spent a recent afternoon out and about with Elliott. He so much as said that Jack is as spunky as ever, following triple by-pass surgery.
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 13 Years ago  
that address seems like the last stop for my christmas in the heart christmas cards!
 
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thank you for this thread, warren

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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 12 Years, 12 Months ago  
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You're welcome, blue eyed. Thanks for the encouragement. Ftr, Douglas Gilbert's great book, Forever Young: Photographs of Bob Dylan, has a couple more such photos, as you may know. One includes John Sebastian and shows Bob holding a bunch of records, one of which is by the Rolling Stones.


Word is now in that Ramblin' Jack has received a Grammy nomination:

Category 66

Best Traditional Blues Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

A Stranger Here
Ramblin' Jack Elliott
[ANTI]


Blue Again
The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Featuring Rick Vito
[429 Records]


Rough & Tough
John Hammond
[Chesky Records]


Stomp! The Blues Tonight
Duke Robillard
[Stony Plain Records]


Chicago Blues: A Living History
(Various Artists)
Larry Skoller, producer
[Raisin' Music]

http://tinyurl.com/yzmgp37
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 12 Years, 11 Months ago  
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Here's his set. One continuous mp3 that lasts about 55 minutes. It's a 50 MB d'load:


http://www.sendspace.com/file/1esv3f


His set list, usually with between-song anecdotes:

01 San Francisco Bay Blues
02 Engine 143
03 How Long, How Long
04 Freight Train
05 Winding Boy
06 If I Were A Carpenter
07 Old Shep
08 Diamond Joe
09 Don't Thing Twice, It's Alright

The set is available for streaming at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111347746, but the download link above is now inoperative. If anyone can repost it, I'd be much obliged. I last heard Jack on A Prairie Home Companion a few years ago, and I'm amazed at how good his voice sounds here.
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 12 Years, 11 Months ago  
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He's back:

Saturday, Jan 2, 2010, San Francisco, CA

Noe Vallely Ministry
1021 Sanchez

Grammy nominee Ramblin' Jack Elliott starts his concert year


Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 Elko, NV

Cowboy Poetry Gathering
501 Railroad

Ramblin' Jack Elliott appears at the Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada

January 27,28,29, 2010

http://ramblinjack.com/shows
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 12 Years, 11 Months ago  
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saut de basque wrote [in part]:
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The set is available for streaming at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111347746, but the download link above is now inoperative.

Click on your link, above. Right below the word "Ramblin'" is the word "download." Based upon some previous observations, saut, I suspect that you were impatient. Wait a few seconds and then click on "download." It's active as a 50.7MB d'load.
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 12 Years, 11 Months ago  
Thanks, Warren! I hadn't noticed that teeny tiny type.
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 12 Years, 11 Months ago  
who do you think would win in a horse race ramblin jack vs bob and also are they still freinds/in contact with each other and whats the relationship with both of them towards arlo gunthrie i know arlos mom used to make jack take care of him sometimes according to the story arlo told at the newport folk fest last year but i bob must feel some connection with arlo based of the respect of his father and compassion for music and maybe arlos personality (also i would assume bob built him self up to rank of a guthrie family freind).

also at the newport folk fest i was front row for jack i thought was an amazing place to be considering his history and music its self that follows but the whole time at the newport festival i thought i would see them together or talk or mention each other i cant remeber if there was such besides jack talking about woody storys and mention a woman guthrie being present which i cant remeber and i figured it was woodys wife if shes still alive or arlos wife or other family member but my guess is since they didnt hang in the crowd probaly becuase i considerd them the biggest names for the whole two days maybe not the most present popular for the crowd the two i needed to see at least once but hopfully more times before i die.

another thing im not all to familar with a large selection of jacks music the only recording i have his from the newport folk fest wich i like so much but im only 20 struggling to find a job so i can get to school to get a job ill dredless and getting his music isnt like picking grass there only few places to get it i would like records but those are like "pulling hens teeth to get" (something like that lol) so does anyone have anything they could let me download i once found in a free bin of records in to bad of shape to sell at the record store mystic disc in mystic ct if ur ever there a dave van ronk record withc sounds fine to me and the times they are a changin which sounds even better but that find gave me the will to never wither on finding more great old records

and dont forget the main reason for this was to see who u think would win in a race jack or bob on horse the rest is my got nothing else to do ramblin back thoughts
 
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