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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 15 Years ago  
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... and here's Wizz in a 1960 report on 'Beatniks'.

 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 15 Years ago  
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George Melly ...interesting guy:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Melly
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 15 Years ago  
Warren wrote:
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> ... and here's Wizz in a 1960 report on 'Beatniks'.

:huh:



just testing to see if anyone's paying attention


now, here's Wizz in 1960 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDsQSOf6_ow
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 15 Years ago  
Kenneth Williams as Rambling Syd Rumpo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWTs9SP3AIc

http://diemazz.com/vids/index.php?k=Rambling_Syd_Rumpo

Rambling Syd Rumpo was a folk singer character played by English comedian Kenneth Williams in the radio comedy series Round the Horne. The Rambling Syd sketches generally began with a short discourse on the nature of the song which would inexorably follow; these discourses in their own right would have assured Rambling Syd Rumpo a place in radio history as masterpieces of suggestivity and double-entendre. For this, Rambling Syd was customarily introduced by Kenneth Horne, who would set things up by (for example) inquiring as to the nature and origin of the song. Rambling Syd would (usually) respond with an "Ullo, mi dearios" before launching into the ensuing detailed explanation which left a great deal to the imagination. This action and the name were a parody of Ramblin' Jack Elliott.
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 15 Years ago  
here's three RJ shows in mp3 upped to megaupload

1 rar, 129 MB which expands to the following--

The Main Point
Bryn Mawr, PA
February 15 1975

1. Friend of the Devil
2. San Francisco Bay Blues
3. Matchbox Blues
4. Salt Pork, West Virginia
5. Strawberry Roan
6. Anytime
7. Muleskinner Blues
8. Talkin' Fishing Blues
9. Blue-Eyed Elaine
10. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
11. Salty Dog
12. House of the Rising Sun
13. Talkin' Sailor Blues
14. (talk)
15. If I Were a Carpenter

Phil Ochs Tribute Concert
Felt Forum
New York City
May 28 1976

1. Bound For Glory
2. Pretty Boy Floyd

unknown venue (at least I don't know it)
London
May 19 2006

1. (introduction)
2. High Sheriff
3. San Francisco Bay Blues
4. (talk)
5. The Cuckoo
6. (talk)
7. Diamond Joe
8. (talk)
9. Rock Island Line
10. Anytime
Intermission
11. (introduction)
12. (talk)
13. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
14. (talk)
15. Buffalo Skinners
16. Railroad Bill
17. (talk)
18. If I Were a Carpenter
19. (talk)
20. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CX9T54NX
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 15 Years ago  
4th., thanks for Rumpo.


Thanks for posting, TimeFadesAway.

The MA 19, 2006 show was at The Borderline.
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 14 Years, 11 Months ago  
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Excerpts from the link:

Master of slide guitar wants to move you with his music

"[Roy] Rogers is an exceptionally articulate slide guitarist, either he's scorching Robert Johnson's 'Ramblin' Blues' or taking a lovely, lyrical journey or rockin' it out. One of the rare guitar heroes who values feeling over flash." Rolling Stone


By all measures, Rogers is one of the best. In the 27 years he's been playing professionally, he's been nominated for eight Grammys as producer and performer and has received three nominations for best guitar instrumentalist by the Blues Foundation (The Blues Music Award). He's also played with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Sammy Hagar and Jason Newsted and collaborated with such greats as Miles Davis, John Lee Hooker and Taj Mahal in recording the Grammy nominated movie soundtrack, "The Hot Spot." "Lots of folks come up to me," says Rogers, "to tell me it's their favorite soundtrack."

Future endeavors include a duet - piano and guitar - release with Ray Manzarek (from The Doors) titled "Ballads Before The Rain," and an oral history recording with Ramblin' Jack Elliott, a man in his 70s. Rogers calls Elliott a cultural icon, "a link between Woodie [sic] Guthrie (with whom he toured) and Bob Dylan - a giant in American folk music."

http://www.theunion.com/article/20071206/NEWS/112060124
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 14 Years, 11 Months ago  
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Various Artists
I'm Not There OST (Columbia)
By Dan Strachota
Published: December 20, 2007

There was a time when covering Bob Dylan was downright easy. The Byrds, Jimi Hendrix, the Turtles, and even William Shatner put their distinctive spins on the legend's tunes. Those times, however, have a-changed. Witness this 2-CD soundtrack to the current Todd Haynes film; even though it assembles a who's who of alternative artists, including a house backing band that features Television's Tom Verlaine, Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley and Lee Ranaldo, organist John Medeski, and Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, only a few of the 34 tracks here succeed. Mostly, it seems the artists don't know what to do with Dylan. Either they treat him too reverentially, playing the songs in the same tempo and style as the originals (Karen O's version of "Highway 61 Revisited." Or they discover nothing new in songs that were near-perfect - and covered thusly - in the past (see Eddie Vedder's dull take on "All Along the Watchtower" ).

It isn't just a case of the new kids not "getting" it: Roger McGuinn's Calexicoed cover of "One More Cup of Coffee" is flaccid and overwrought, while Richie Havens doesn't sound any more interesting than he did in the '60s. That said, a few tracks are pretty stunning. Much like Cate Blanchett, who offers the best take on Dylan in the film, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Yo La Tengo's Georgia Hubley reconfigure Dylan's persona, offering delicate, beatific versions of "Just Like a Woman" and "Fourth Time Around," respectively. Steve Malkmus turns Dylan's shaggy-dog love song "Can't Leave Her Behind" into a lost Pavement track, and Antony & the Johnsons add an incomprehensible amount of pathos to "Knockin' on Heaven's Door." But Bob's old pal Ramblin' Jack Elliott has the last word, stripping "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" down to its essence, playing it in his indelible blues style. It seems that the best covers are the ones that sound the least like Dylan songs.

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2007-12-20/music/various-artists
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 14 Years, 11 Months ago  
Ramblin' Jack (with Sticky Vikki & the Pinecones ) - San Francisco Bay Blues (December 16, 2007)

 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 14 Years, 11 Months ago  
some YouTube comments:

'saullouis'
I first heard Jack in about 1962. I went out and bought a Gibson j45. Never had no regrets. I havent much talent but Jack was my idol. Heard him about 2 years ago in Albany NY. He did a really great job. I know for a few years he kind of didnt do too well. But recently just great. After the show I went up to him and told him Id been hearing him for 40 years. He told me to have my ears examined.

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His real name is Elliot Charles Adnopoz of Eastern European Ashkenazi extraction. He followed Woody Guthrie around for years, copied everything about him, then set out to make a career. Forerunner of the sexual revolution ( i.e. the assault on monogamy), the original "Jewish Cowboy".
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 14 Years, 11 Months ago  
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This article is from The Tripwire, NO 14, 2006

FEATURES
Ramblin' Jack Elliott: 60 Minutes With An American Music Folk Hero

Ramblin' Jack Elliott is a hero of American Music. He was mentored by Woody Guthrie, called a "long lost father" by Dylan, and Mick Jagger claims to have first picked up a guitar after hearing Elliott's [written by Jesse Fuller] "San Francisco Bay Blues." He is a folk musician, a poet, a storyteller, and a most of all, a cowboy. Earlier this year, the 75 year old Elliott put out a collection of traditional folk songs on Anti- called I Stand Alone. The album, contrary to its title, features guests like Flea and Lucinda Williams.

Last week, Ramblin' Jack played a concert at the wonderful BB King's in New York City. Before the show, I was given the great honor of being able to meet Jack and ask him a few questions. Elliott is still a handsome man and looks much more like a cowboy than any New Yorker with a pair of tight jeans, a snap button shirt, and a pair of eBay-bought cowboy boots. He had long gray hair and was sitting on a couch with a cup of coffee. He was wearing an old shirt, wranglers, and a bandana around his neck. His large cowboy hat was upside down on the table next to him. Early on, Jack told me that his fans either ask about chord changes to his songs or tell him how much they love his records. His response: "I never listened to it. I'm not a music lover."



When Elliott was a young kid living in Brooklyn, his parents made "a big mistake" and took him to see a rodeo with Gene Autry at Madison Square Garden. "I was just totally captivated by the horses, the cowboys with their big hats, and the cattle, the longhorn cattle. Then Gene appeared as if by magic with a bright spotlight shining on him and a circular hoop that had paper stretched over it so it made a bright circle of light. That was blocking the entrance gateway to where horses ride in. His horse leaped up over the bottom of that circle and came crashing through into the light bursting through the paper like a bullet."

Elliott knew early on that Autry wasn't a real cowboy. "Nothing like the way it really is on the desert," he says. "It was a show. A very spectacular show." All of that didn't matter to Elliott. He wanted to be a cowboy, so at an early age, he ran away from home and joined the rodeo.

"I was just totally captivated by the horses, the cowboys with their big hats, and the cattle, the longhorn cattle." He got his first big break as a musician in the 1950s when he recorded a few songs for a country and folk compilation. Woody Guthrie was a dear friend of Jack's, and Jack was heavily influenced by Guthrie's songs. He eventually ended up touring Europe for many years and became a big influence on the emerging British music scene. When Jack returned from Europe, he went to visit Guthrie who had grown sick and met Bob Dylan.

I (embarrassingly) told Jack that I had dressed up as Dylan during his Rolling Thunder Revue (of which Jack was a part of) and true to character, Jack busted right into some storytelling about that famous tour. "I was the first one to put the flower in my hat on Rolling Thunder Revue. We got into the Rolling Thunder Revue hat/flower contest, who could have more flowers in their hat. At each successive show, I'd have 3 flowers, Bob had 4. I'd have 4 and he'd have 5. We were just playing around with the makeup too. I had a heart painted on my face one time. Another time I had a tear coming out of my eye. We were like rodeo clowns. I remember when Arlo [Guthrie] asked Bob why he always had that clown white on his face. Arlo said, 'What's that shit on your face?' Bob said, 'what face?'"



A few years after Elliott's daughter made The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack, a fantastic documentary about his life and career, Elliott decided to go into the studio and record a few quirky traditional songs that would become I Stand Alone. Lucinda Williams, Flea, Los Lobos' David Hidalgo, and Sleater Kinney's Corin Tucker all appear on the album w/ Jack. "Never met them," says Jack. "They didn't even tell me they were gonna do that."

Elliott had gone into the studio, recorded a few favorites like The Carter Family's "Engine 143" or Hoagie Carmichael's "Hong Kong Blues," and all of the guests were recorded afterwards. The result is an intimate look at a living legend whose voice still has the campfire elements that made him such a hero for the past 50 or so years. If you're thinking that this is an attempt to remake a version of Johnny Cash's American Recordings, you're wrong. Elliott's album is much more loose, much more unrehearsed than Cash. It's as if you're listening to Elliott pick up the guitar in his living room and sing a few of his favorites for his nieces and nephews. Most of the time, you don't even notice anyone else is playing. Elliott commands your headphones and your attention never strays from his delicate guitar picking and raspy voice. It's a true treasure.

My twenty minute conversation with Elliott turned into a full hour long discussion about Bob Dylan, where to find real cowboys, Earl Scruggs, cowboy poetry, The Byrds, and more. It's obvious where the man gets his name from, as a simple question can yield a 20-minute answer full of stories that had nothing, yet everything, to do with what I was asking. The man comes from the cowboy tradition and it doesn't seem like he can stay in one place for very long. "A cowboy never walks anywhere," he told me. It's his way to ramble on about the amazing life that he's had and is still having (Elliott will be headlining a four day cowboy poetry festival in Nevada starting on February 1st).

The night climaxed when Elliott came on stage to play. He sat down by himself and played a set full of old classics like "San Francisco Bay Blues," "House Of The Rising Sun," and songs from his new album. His voice still sounded dynamite and his guitar playing never skipped a beat. He told stories (long stories) in between each song and for an hour, BB King's turned into a hot night in the horse stables of a large western ranch. People gathered around the campfire as everyone's hero, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, sang us songs, told us stories, and made us laugh.



As Jack and I were finishing up our conversation, Jack leaned over and told me, "I met Mick Jagger one time. We talked for three or four hours. Never said a word about music." Gaynelle, [sic] Jack's tour manager, looked him in the eye while speaking to me and said, "It's just a way for him to be a cowboy." Amen.

Nov 14, 2006 in FEATURES


The link includes photos:

http://www.thetripwire.com/features/2006/11/14/ramblin-jack-elliott-60-minutes-with-an-american-music-folk-hero
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 14 Years, 11 Months ago  
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Btw, for any of you Bay Area (and beyond) people, Elliott plays tonight (the 5th) at the Noe Valley Ministry, in San Francisco.

The link includes a map:

http://tinyurl.com/6usszg8


"San Francisco Bay Blues," from '58:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/5e2kv3


EDIT: Links are either outdated or dead.

MA, 2012
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 14 Years, 11 Months ago  
if you go into deaddisc.com and search Bleeker Street Blues,
all sorts interesting references come up

being a wonderful thread, I'll have to come back to this

Thanks Warren
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 14 Years, 10 Months ago  
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Elliott, along with Guy Clark, and Austin singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves, will apparently be playing Town Hall on June 13th.

On sale today [JA 25th] at 10 a.m.: Joe Jackson, April 12, UPAC in Kingston, $35-$60 at Ticketmaster; Guy Clark, Slaid Cleaves and Ramblin' Jack Elliott, June 13, Town Hall in NYC, $26-$36 at Ticketmaster; My Morning Jacket, June 20, Radio City Music Hall in NYC, $39.50 at Ticketmaster.

http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080125/ENTERTAIN/801250336/-1/ENTERTAIN08
 
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Re:RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT THREAD 14 Years, 10 Months ago  
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From JA 11, '08 here's Elliott, on stage, at "Bill's [Bill Graham] Birthday Bash," with Phil Lesh and Jackie Greene. They sing "Friend of The Devil."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2qwUDteBt0

EDIT: The two videos in the next post have been "removed by the user."

MA 2012
 
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