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Ramblin' jack elliott

Elliott was Woody Guthrie's protégé

 

Ramblin Jack was the best man at ECP Ring Leader Cordley Coit's wedding.

Ramblin' Jack Elliott - Born Brooklyn, New York as Elliot Charles Adnopoz August 1, 1931 saw his first rodeo watchiing Gene Autry and the blacklit bulls at Madison Square Garden. Elliott left home at 14 years old, hitched a rig to Washington, DC where he joined the Rodeo and became a cowboy. Eliott said "It ain't where you're from that counts, it's where you're going." Woody and Jack braved the trail to California in 1954. Their destination was Topanga Canyon, a hideout for the greatest outlaw desperadoes of the 1950's — left wing artists and/or intellectuals waiting out the McCarthyist storm. Elliott was Woody Guthrie's protégé - then came Bob Dylan, doing the Guthrie-Elliott thing, called a poor man's Elliott (Jack, in turn, had been called a poor man's Guthrie) Ramblin Jack's Discography

Jack is rambling about his plans that include hooking up with Arlo Guthrie and a rodeo in Pitsburgh, Pa.

RAMBLIN JACK ELLIOTT

Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Born Brooklyn, New York as Elliot Charles Adnopoz August 1, 1931 saw his first rodeo watchiing Gene Autry and the blacklit bulls at Madison Square Garden. Elliot left home at 14 years old, hitched a rig to Washington, DC where he joined the Rodeo and became a cowboy. Eliott said "It ain't where you're from that counts, it's where you're going." Woody and Jack braved the trail to California in 1954. Later Jack influenced Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead, and many others.

 

"I suppose I taught Bobby a few of my songs. Those old VD songs by Woody that nobody wanted the young kids to know, he picked them up from me..."quoted in Robert Shelton, No Direction Home, London 1987, p. 104.

  • VD BLUES (as performed by BOB DYLAN, 1961)
  • VD GUNNER'S BLUES (LANDLADY) (as performed by BOB DYLAN, 1961)
  • VD SEAMAN'S LAST LETTER (from BOB DYLAN's McKenzie manuscripts, 1961)
  • VD WALTZ (as performed by BOB DYLAN, 1961

THE WOODSTOCK FOLK FESTIVAL
Altogether there were nine co-founders and organizers. They included folksingers Eleanor Walden ewalden3@COMCAST.NET, Mona and Frank Fletcher, Sonia Malkine, Billy Faier, producer Bill Hoffman and folklorist Sam Eskin. Pete and the co-founders mentioned above, plus Barbara Moncure, Harry Siemsen, Squire Elwyn Davis, and recording artists Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Hedy West and Native American singer/songwriter Peter LaFarge, all performed during the festival.

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