Friday, February 18, 2005

The Ballad of Rambling Jack, DVD of 2000

This is a documentary of the folk singer, Rambling Jack Elliot. It's long on documentary and short on music. If you've ever heard, or heard of, Rambling Jack Elliot, and want to know more, this is a good place to start.

Rambling Jack was a disciple of Woody Guthrie and travelled with him for years.
Whatever one thinks of Rambling Jack personally, he must be given credit for continuing the work of Woody Guthrie in keeping the spirit of American folk music alive and spreading its popularity. Rambling Jack has been a "culture bearer" and for this he should be appreciated.

I assume that most people reading this post already know something about Rambling Jack, and therefore I will not go into detail.


Blogger Singing Bear said...

I'd like to pick this up. Seems he may have been a bit 'difficult' in hism personal life but he was an important artist. I've heard him say some rather dimissive things about the British 'skiffle' boom of the late 50s but we'll forgive him! Any friend of Woody's...:)

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