This cd culls material from an old two lp set titled America
on the Joker label, previously released in Europe as two separate
records, Riding In Folkland and Folkland Songs. The
complete session, 28 songs, has only been found on a Czechoslovakian
double disc set Selections of America (Promo Sound
AG/DCD-768) circa 1996. SAAR Records also has released this material
their budget labels Gold Sound and Cameo.
Rykodisc was kind enough to not only phone Jack but also offer to
cut him royalties on any sales of this release. This was mightily
appreciated, as no company proliferating these 50's recordings has
ever gotten any money whatsoever to Jack before. That said, the
worth of these recordings is undeniable. The surprisingly exhilarated
duo rips enjoyably through the European skiffle which preceded them,
cutting a swath of Americana right into the heart of England.
Inspect reviews, herded
in from all over.