Album #17 – Jack Takes The Floor

Album #17

This album reminded me so much of the folk music of the Great Depression. “Rambling” Jack Elliott took inspiration from Woody Guthrie and Guthrie appears on the track, “New York Town”. The songs on this album are  funny and the production is very simple. It’s just Elliott singing and playing guitar. Bob Dylan took some inspiration from Elliott, so much so that Elliott began referring to Dylan as his son on stage. The album is the opposite of what most music from the 50’s was up to this point: raw and unpolished. I enjoyed that about this album. “Rambling” Jack Elliott is still recording and released an album last year. He is on ANTI- records and I encourage you to check out his new stuff. The roots of the folk revival lie in this record. Elliott’s songs are less serious than his counterparts but this album transports one back to the Great Depression and the hardships people faced and the type of music that was being sung and recorded at the time. Overall, I give this album 4 out of 5 stars.

Next: At Mister Kelly’s by Sarah Vaughan

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