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The Lost Topic Tapes: Isle of Wight 1957
Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Released: Oct 26, 57
Label: HighTone
Track Listing
1 Intro
2 T For Texas
3 Howdido
4 Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say
5 Crash On The Highway
6 Candy Man
7 Ballad Of John Henry
8 Car Song
9 Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms
10 Old Blue
11 Don't You Leave Me Here
12 Why O Why
13 In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree
14 Oklahoma Hills
15 Rock Island Line
16 Closing/Railroad Bill

Liner Notes

Some of the earliest Ramblin' Jack recordings available made available in 2004. Recorded by a young Jack Elliott in 1957 in England aboard a yacht at Cowes Harbour on the Isle of Wight. Some of these songs were released on the Topics label under the title JACK TAKES THE FLOOR. These tapes were recently found  stashed in a box in the British Library. 

His playing, personna and repetoire of this early period brought to England and Europe the raw, earthy sound of true American folk, blues and western music. At this time Jack was inspired by Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, Reverend Gary Davis and Jimmie Rodgers. He deeply influenced later emerging British performers, from Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney to Eric Clapton and Rod Stewart. The companion cd is entitled "The Lost Topic Tapes: Cowes Harbour 1957".