The Ballad of Ramblin Jack soundtrack
1. Introduction by Johnny Cash - :25
2. Muleskinner Blues (Rodgers/ Vaughn) live
1971. Johnny Cash show - 5:03
3. Cuckoo (traditional) live
1998 at the Cowboy Poetry Gathering - 2:27
4. Hard Travelin' (Guthrie) live
1998 on the Gill Gross Show - 1:42
5. Railroad Bill (traditional)
w Woody Guthrie & Sonny Terry
Moe Asch. 1953 - 3:31
6. Buskin' (Elliott) - :32
7. Pastures of Plenty (Guthrie)
from the 'South Coast' album -
8. Rake & Ramblin' Boy (Adams) with Derroll
Adams 'Ramblin' Jack' album
9. San Francisco Bay Blues (Fuller) live
1961. Pete Seeger's 'Rainbow Quest' - 2:03
10. Candy Man/ Talking Sailor (trad./ Guthrie)
Alan Lomax. 1961 - 4:48
11. Acne (Von Schmidt) with Bob Dylan
live 1961 on WRVR radio - 3:24
12. Don't Think Twice (Dylan)
live 1998 at the Bottom Line - 3:36
13. Take Me Home (Cash) with Johnny Cash
on Johnny Cash show - 3:06
14. If I Were a Carpenter (Hardin/
Stanton) live 1998.
Cowboy P. G. - 4:46
15. Car Song (Guthrie) backstage
1998 at the Cowboy Poetry Gathering - 1:03
16. 900 Miles (traditional)
by Odetta D.A. Pennebaker recording
1971 - 3:56
17. Cup of Coffee (Elliott) live
1980 at the Anderson Fair in Houston, Texas - 4:45
18. Introduction by President Clinton - :30
19. 1913 Massacre (Guthrie)
live 1998 at the Bottom Line - 4:25
20. Cuckoo (traditional) from the 'Kerouac's
Last Dream' album - 3:39
| Best Cup of Coffee yet dropped onto a cd. With the feel
of a sampler bootleg, the soundtrack documents the much filmed 1998
tour ("My dad has a lifelong hatred of cameras," mused Aiyana.) seasoned
with scattershot career snapshots splicing in Jack's musical friends.
The tightrope between career highlights package and fan-oriented obscurities
set is pulled taut. Rest assured, children, Jack still sits astraddle
his stage stool, occasionally enlivening a seldom recorded ballad
from his saddlebag, stretching stories to the breaking point. You'll
find hints of that here. Mostly you'll find all the standards.
Inspect reviews, herded in
from all over.
|The Ballad of Ramblin Jack film
by Aiyana Elliott.
Shot in 35mm. Distributed by Lot 47 Films.
Released for theatres in 1999.
Released for video in 2001.
112 minutes. Rated PG -13.
This very full-length documentary movie is available for home viewing
in vhs and dvd formats. It includes excerpts from most the soundtrack
performances plus clips of New York Town, Buffalo Skinners, Diamond
Joe, and 912 Greens not to mention a number of
ingeniously executed stories.
A heartfelt approach by a daughter reaching into her father, and
coming to terms with their relationship, all the while narrating
a colorful past she took no part in. As painful and honest as Jack's
own best work. You view the worst and best of a very human interpreter
of our very human condition.
herded in from all over.