Sunday, August 7, 2011

Ramblin' Jack Elliott With Derroll Adams – Early Sessions (Tradition, TCD 1083)

Ramblin' Jack Elliott is a legend who learned his craft from Woody Guthrie and has profoundly influenced everyone from Bob Dylan and Mick Jagger to Beck. Early Sessions was recorded in England in the mid-1950s. Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Derroll Adams toured Europe from 1955 to 1961 during which time they recorded the songs on this album. Ramblin' Jack's style has had a lasting impact on many artists such as Mick Jagger and, even more profoundly, on Bob Dylan. (Amazon)

Jack Elliot & Derroll Adams' play it loose & carefree in these early folk sessions. I'm certain I recollect from the long-lost liner notes that these tracks were generally put down in single takes, with a shared bottle of whiskey on the table between them. Nothing but solid, good-time renditions of folk standards. "Cigarettes & Whiskey" is perennial favorite amongst friends, as this disc made for perfect poker music back in my night-owl years. A fine sounding 192kbps; as its an oldie from the hardrive archive. Enjoy.

Download Link: Ramblin' Jack Elliott With Derroll Adams – Early Sessions (Tradition, TCD 1083)

Banjo, Vocals – Derroll Adams
Guitar, Vocals – Jack Elliott

1 More Pretty Girls Than One 2:00
2 Roll On Buddy 2:30
3 Death Of John Henry 2:29
4 Salty Dog Blues 2:47
5 Talking Blues 2:32
6 I'm Gonna Walk The Street In Glory 1:46
7 Cigarettes & Whiskey 2:00
8 Danville Girl 2:44 *Anyone know what the "Danville Curl" is all about?
9 Worried Man Blues 3:31
10 San Francisco Bay Blues 1:56
11 Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms 2:31
12 I'm Going Down The Road 2:03


gilhodges said...

L-o-v-e this stuff. Ten more tracks here if you're so inclined.

Holly said...

Yeah, "cigarettes & whiskey" rocks. Almost make me miss smoking ...actually did have to give up cards during my quitting process. Whiskey, on the other hand, got me through ;-)