Hightone Years

Hightone Years

by Ramblin' Jack ElliottRamblin' Jack Elliott


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Brooklyn's most famous folk cowboy, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, was part genuine preservationist and part a walking, talking pastiche of Woody Guthrie crossed with a back-porch Appalachian moonshiner. The public act sometimes gets in the way of the fact that Elliott was an excellent interpreter of American traditional folk material, carefully representing its styles and rhythms on guitar and banjo, and he duplicated rural vocal nuances with purposeful precision. If mentor Woody Guthrie was a true American folk artist, then Elliott is the photocopy of such an artist (while Bob Dylan is the postmodern reconstruction of same). Elliott was also blessed with perfect timing, since his Guthrie-derived act blossomed when Guthrie could no longer perform, Elliott thus becoming a proxy Guthrie, which is why he was regarded during the folk revival of the '60s as more of an elder than a contemporary. This two-disc set combines Elliott's two albums for Hightone -- 1998's Friends of Mine and 1999's The Long Ride -- and a 1997 live concert in a two-disc set.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/30/2014
Label: Rockbeat Records
UPC: 0089353326029
catalogNumber: 3260
Rank: 94296


Disc 1

  1. Ridin' Down the Canyon
  2. Me & Billy the Kid
  3. Last Letter
  4. Louise
  5. Rex's Blues
  6. Walls of Red Wing
  7. Hard Travelin'
  8. He Was a Friend of Mine
  9. Dark as a Dungeon
  10. Friend of the Devil
  11. Reason to Believe
  12. Bleeker Street Blues
  13. Old Time Feelin'

Disc 2

  1. Connection
  2. Cup of Coffee
  3. Ranger's Command
  4. Pony
  5. St. James Infirmary
  6. Picture from Life's Other Side
  7. East Virginia Blues
  8. The Sky Above and the Mud Below
  9. Take Me Back and Try Me One More Time
  10. Now He's Just Dust in the Wind
  11. True Blue Jeans
  12. Diamond Joe
  13. With God on Our Side

Disc 3

  1. San Francisco Bay
  2. Kentucky Waltz
  3. Ramblin 1
  4. South Coast
  5. Ramblin' 2
  6. Muleskinner Blues
  7. Ramblin' 3
  8. Grand Coulee Dam
  9. Ramblin' 4
  10. Ladies Auxiliary
  11. Ramblin'5
  12. Buffalo Skinners (On the Trail of the Buffalo)
  13. Ramblin' 6
  14. Don't Think Twice It's All Right
  15. Ramblin' 7
  16. 912 Greens

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ramblin' Jack Elliott   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar
Peter Rowan   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Guy Clark   Guitar,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Nanci Griffith   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Emmylou Harris   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Arlo Guthrie   Guitar,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Tom Russell   Guitar,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Rosalie Sorrels   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Dave Alvin   Guitar,Vocals
John Prine   Guest Appearance
Tom Waits   Guitar,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Bob Weir   Guitar,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Maria Muldaur   Vocals
Norton Buffalo   Harmonica
Dave Van Ronk   Guitar,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Joe Craven   Banjo,Fiddle,Mandolin
Ruth Davies   Bass
Andrew Hardin   Guitar
Jerry Jeff Walker   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Derek Jones   Bass
Tom Rigney   Violin
Jimmy Sanchez   Drums,Snare Drums
Roy Rogers   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar,national steel guitar,Stump Fiddle
Billy Wilson   Accordion
Jim Sanchez   Drums
Bruce Gordon   Accordion

Technical Credits

Jesse Fuller   Composer
Gene Autry   Composer
Jimmie Rodgers   Composer
Merle Travis   Composer
Woody Guthrie   Composer
Tim Hardin   Composer
Tom Russell   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Joe Ely   Composer
Mick Jagger   Composer
Tom Waits   Composer
Robert Hunter   Composer
Ernest Tubb   Composer
James Austin   Liner Notes
Kathleen Brennan   Composer
Smiley Burnette   Composer
John Dawson   Composer
Ramblin' Jack Elliott   Composer
Keith Richards   Composer
Townes Van Zandt   Composer
Roy Rogers   Composer,Producer
Rex Griffin   Composer
Lillian Bos Ross   Composer
Public Domain   Composer

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