Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Ramblin' Jack

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Combining the bulks of three early-'60s Topic albums -- Talking Woody Guthrie, Muleskinner, and Roll on Buddy (which in turn were reissues of the rare late-'50s records Woody Guthrie's Blues, The Rambling Boys, and Jack Takes the Floor) -- this is a terrific collection of Elliott's first recordings. In fact, this is the only way for fans to enjoy the muscular records that made Elliott a legend on two continents at the beginning of the folk revival. Mixing a perfect amount of chatter in with the songs, it gives a near-perfect summary of Elliott's art at the time.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:46
2 3:01
3 4:10
4 1:59
5 3:26
6 2:58
7 2:56
8 3:39
9 2:44
10 4:00
11 3:01
12 2:03
13 3:05
14 3:22
15 5:22
16 2:34
17 3:21
18 3:19
19 2:56
20 2:03
21 2:37
22 2:53
23 2:45
24 2:00
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