ELLIOTT, Ramblin’ Jack – discography

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JACK ELLIOTT
~ – vocals, acoustic guitar
// US // UK
// unsigned // Topic
* 1955.~ (78) ~ (T.R.C. 98) ~ TALKING MINER BLUES. / Pretty Boy Floyd //-//
* 1955.~ (8″m-lp) ~ (T 5) ~ WOODY GUTHRIE’S BLUES //-//
~ – Talking Columbia blues / ~ Pretty Boy Floyd (*) / Ludlow massacre / ~ Talking miner blues (*) / Hard travelling / ~ So long it’s been good to know you (*) / Talking dustbowl blues / 1913 massacre / ~ Rambling boys (*) / Talking sailor blues. ~ (re-iss.1963 as `TALKING WOODY GUTHRIE’ lp+= *; ~ 12TS 93)
* 1956.~ (78) ~ (T.R.C. 103) ~ OLD BLUE. / Rambling Blues //-//
* 1957.~ (10″lp; by Jack Elliott & Derroll Adams) ~ (10T 14) ~ THE RAMBLING BOYS //-//
~ – Rich and rambling boys / Buffalo skinners / Wish I was a rock / State of Arkansas / Mother’s not dead / East Virginia blues / The old bachelor / Danville girl / The death of Mr. Garfield / Roll on buddy. ~ (re-iss.1963 as `ROLL ON BUDDY’ lp+= *; ~ 12T 105)~ – ~ (tracks 1-3) / It’s hard, ain’t it hard / All around the water tank / ~ (tracks 5-8, 4 & 9-10).
* 1957.~ (78) ~ (T.R.C. 104) ~ THE STREETS OF LAREDO. / The Boll Weevil //-//
* 1958.~ (10″lp) ~ (10T 15) ~ JACK TAKES THE FLOOR //-//
~ – San Francisco Bay blues / Ol’ Riley / The boll weevil / Bed bug blues / New York town / ~ Old Blue (*) / Grey goose / Mule skinner blues / ~ East Texas talkin’ blues (*) / Cocaine / Dink’s song / Black baby / Salty dog. ~ (re-iss.1963 as `MULESKINNER’ lp+= *; ~ 12T 106)
// Bear Creek // unsigned
* 1950s.~ (7″) ~ {1007} ~ I’M NOT ASHAMED TO CRY. / (mono) // //-
// 77 Records // unsigned
* 1950s.~ (lp) ~ {77 LP/1} ~ JACK ELLIOT SINGS // //-
~ – Alabama bound / Good morning blues / Talking blues / Rocky mountain belle // Jesse Fuller’s San Francisco Bay / Fifteen cents / Mule skinners / John Henry. ~ (see comps for 2×7″ep re-issues)
* 1950s.~ (7″ep) ~ {77 EP/2} ~ JACK ELLIOTT SINGS VOL.2 // //-
~ – John Henry / Talking blues / San Francisco Blues / Alabama bound.

RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT
// Folklore // Columbia
* 1959.~ (lp) ~ (33SX 1166) ~ IN LONDON //-//
~ – Rusty jiggs and Sandy Sam / Git along little doggies / Sadie Brown / Night herding song / Chisholm trail / Fifteen cents and a dollar / Rocky mountain belle / Talking blues / Diamond Joe / In the willow garden / I ride an old paint / Jack o’Diamonds. ~ {US-iss.1962 as `MONITOR PRESENTS JACK ELLIOTT: RAMBLIN’ COWBOY’ on `Monitor’; ~ MF 379} ~ (re-iss.1971 as `RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT’ on `Marble Arch’; ~ MALS 1385) ~ {cd-iss.1994 on `Monitor’+=; ~ CD 71380}~ – SINGS WOODY GUTHRIE AND JIMMIE RODGERS
* 1960.~ (lp) ~ (33SX 1291) ~ SINGS WOODY GUTHRIE AND JIMMIE RODGERS //-//
~ – Do-re-mi / Dead or alive / Grand Coulee Dam / Dust storm disaster / I ain’t got no home / So long: it’s been good to know you / “T” for Texas (blue yodel No.1) / Waitin’ for a train / Jimmie the kid / Mother, the queen of my heart / In the jailhouse now / Whippin’ the old T.B. ~ {US-iss.1962 as `SINGS WOODY GUTHRIE AND JIMMIE RODGERS’ on `Monitor’ mono/stereo; ~ MF/MFS 380} ~ {cd-iss.+=}~ – RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT
* 1960.~ (lp; as Jack Elliott) ~ {PST 13016} ~ SINGS THE SONGS OF WOODY GUTHRIE // //-
~ – Hard travelin’ / Grand Coulee Dam / New York town / Tom Joad / Howdido / Talking dust bowl / This land is your land / Pretty Boy Floyd / Philadelphia lawyer / Talking Columbia / Dust storm disaster / Riding in my car / 1913 massacre / So long. ~ {re-iss.1962; ~ PL 14011} ~ (UK-iss.Feb66 on `Stateside’; ~ SL 10167) ~ {re-iss.1968 on `Prestige’; ~ PR 7453} ~ (re-iss.1970 on `Transatlantic’; ~ XTRA 5043)
* 1960.~ (7″ep) ~ (SEG 8046) ~ KID STUFF~ : sings children’s songs by WOODY GUTHRIE //-//
~ – Howdido / My daddy / Why, oh why? / The fox / Riding in my car / Hey, rattler.
// Folkways // unsigned
* 1961.~ (lp; as Jack Elliott) ~ {fc 7501} ~ SONGS TO GROW ON BY WOODY GUTHRIE // //-
~ – Jig along home / Car song / Swim swim / Don’t you push me down / Why oh why? / Put your fingers in the air / Wake up / Pretty and shiny-oh / Clean-o / Pick it up / Dance around / How dja do / My little seed / Build a house / Needle song / We all work together.
// Prestige // unsigned
* 1961.~ (lp) ~ {PST 13033} ~ RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT // //-
~ – Sadie Brown / East Virginia blues / I belong to Glasgow / The cuckoo / Roll in my sweet baby’s arms / South coast / San Francisco Bay blues / The last letter / I love her so – I got a woman (*) / Candyman / Tramp on the street / Railroad Bill. ~ {re-iss.1962 on `Prestige Folklore’; ~ PL 14014}

JACK ELLIOTT
* 1962.~ (lp) ~ {INT 13065} ~ JACK ELLIOTT AT THE SECOND FRET ~ (recorded live in Philadelphia, May 18th, 1962) // //-
~ – Mule skinner blues / Cool water / Talking miner / Boll weevil / How long blues / Salty dog / Tyin’ knots in the Devil’s tail / Hobo’s lullaby / Talking sailor / Rock Island line. ~ {re-iss.1964 as `HOOTENANNY WITH JACK ELLIOTT’ on `Prestige Folklore’; ~ PL 14019} ~ {cd-iss.+=}~ – COUNTRY STYLE
* 1962.~ (lp) ~ {PL 14029} ~ COUNTRY STYLE // //-
~ – Mean mama blues / Low and lonely / The wreck of the Old 97 / Old Shep / Wabash cannonball / Brown eyes / Love sick blues / Arthritis blues / Take me back and love me one more time / The Tennessee stud / Those brown eyes / Detour / The soldier’s last letter. ~ (UK-iss.1965 on `Stateside’; ~ SL 10143) ~ {cd-iss.Aug99 by RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT on `Fantasy’+=; ~ FCD 27454}~ – LIVE ~ (1962)
// Vanguard // Fontana
* Jun 65.~ (7″) ~ (TF 575) ~ MORE PRETTY GIRLS. / Roll On Buddy //-//
* 1964.~ (lp; mono/stereo) ~ {VRS/VSD7 9151} (TFL 6044) ~ JACK ELLIOTT // // //1965
~ – Roving gambler / Will the circle be unbroken / Diamond Joe / Guabi guabi / Sowing on the mountains / Roll on buddy / 1913 massacre / House of the rising sun / Shade of the old apple tree / Black snake moan / Portland town / More pretty girls. ~ {(cd see comps)}

RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT
// Reprise // Reprise
* 1968.~ (lp) ~ {(RSLP 6284)} ~ YOUNG BRIGHAM // //
~ – If I were a carpenter / Talking fisherman / Tennessee stud / Night herding song / Rock Island line / Danville girl / 912 greens / Don’t think twice it’s alright / Connection / Goodnight little Arlo. ~ {cd-iss.Jun01 on `Collectors’ Choice’; ~ CCM 198-2}
* May 69.~ (7”) ~ {0828} ~ FOGGY RIVER. / Connection // //-
* 1970.~ (7”) ~ {0900} ~ ME AND BOBBY McGEE. / Girl Of The North Country // //-
* 1970.~ (lp) ~ {(RSLP 6387)} ~ BULL DURHAM SACKS & RAILROAD TRACKS // //
~ – Me and Bobby McGee / Folsom Prison blues / Reason to believe / I’ll be your baby tonight / Don’t let your deal go down / Don’t think twice, it’s all right / Lady lady lady / Girl from the north country / The tramp on the street / Michigan water blues / Don’t you leave me here / Blue mountain / With God on our side. ~ {cd-iss.Jun01 on `Collectors’ Choice’; ~ CCM 199-2}
// unsigned // Folk Freak
* 1981.~ (lp) ~ (FF 40.4005) ~ KEROUAC’S LAST DREAM //-//-//DE
~ – Buffalo skinners / Pretty Boy Floyd / Cup of coffee / Roving gambler / Blue eyes crying in the rain / The cuckoo / Talkin’ fishin’ 1913 massacre / Carpenter / 912 greens. ~ (cd-iss.Jan94 on `Wanderlust’ Germany; ~ TUT-CD 72.163) ~ {(cd re-iss.Sep97/Nov97 on `Appleseed’; ~ APRCD 1021)}~ – ~ (t2) / ~ (t5) / Freight train blues / ~ (t7) / ~ (t4) / ~ (t6) / Don’t think twice / Soldier’s last letter / ~ (t8) / ~ (t1) / Nightherding song / Mean mamma blues / I threw it all away / Detour / Riding down the canyon / ~ t3) / ~ (t10).
// Red House // Red House
* Mar 92.~ (cd; by Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Spider John Koerner & U. Utah Phillips) ~ {RHRCD 31} ~ LEGENDS OF FOLK (live at the World Theater, Minneapolis) // //-
~ – (Utah introduces SPIDER JOHN KOERNER): / Runnin’, jumpin’, standin’ still / (John introduces Creepy John) / Creepy John / I ain’t blue / Good time Charlie / (Utah introduces RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT): / Talkin’ fishin’ / (Jack introduces Don’t think twice) / Don’t think twice, it’s all right / (“Quoting Thoreau”) / On the range of the buffalo (the buffalo skinners) / (Utah introduces U. UTAH PHILLIPS) / Railroading on the great divide / Hallelujah, I’m a bum / (Utah introduces the final set) / Old Shep (ELLIOTT) / Danville girl / Touch me / Everybody’s going for the money / 912 greens (ELLIOTT) / Here with you.
* May 95.~ (cd) ~ {(RHRCD 59)} ~ SOUTH COAST // // //Jul95
~ – Pastures of plenty / If I were a carpenter / Cocaine blues / I ain’t got no home / Will James / Buffalo skinners / Rake and ramblin’ boy / South coast / Talkin’ dust bowl / Mean old bedbug blues / Ludlow massacre / San Francisco Bay blues.
// Hightone // Hightone
* Mar 98.~ (cd) ~ {(HCD 8089)} ~ FRIENDS OF MINE // //
~ – Ridin’ down the canyon / Me and Billy The Kid / Last letter / Louise / Rex’s blues / Walls of Red Wing / Hard travelin’ / He was a friend of mine (w/ JERRY JEFF WALKER) / Dark as a dungeon / Friend of the Devil / Reason to believe / Bleeker Street blues / Old time feelin’.
* Sep 99.~ (cd) ~ {(HCD 8107)} ~ THE LONG RIDE // // //Oct99
~ – Connection / Cup of coffee / Ranger’s command / Pony / St. James infirmary / Picture from life’s other side / East Virginia blues / The sky above and the mud below / Take me back and try me one more time / Now he’s just dust in the wind / True blue jeans / Diamond Joe / With God on our side.
// Anti // Anti
* Jul 06.~ (cd) ~ {(86814-2)} ~ I STAND ALONE // //
~ – Engine 143 / Arthritis blues / Old Blue / Driving nails in my coffin / Rake & ramblin’ boy / Hong Kong blues / Jean Harlow / Call me a dog / Careless darling / Mr. Garfield / My old dog & me / Leaving Cheyenne / Remember me / Willy Moore / Honey, where you been so long / Woody’s last ride.
* Apr 09.~ (cd) ~ {(87005-2)} ~ A STRANGER HERE // //
~ – Rising high water blues / Death don’t have no mercy / Rambler’s blues / Soul of a man / Richland women blues / Grinnin’ in your face / New stranger blues / Falling down blues / How long blues / Please remember me.

– recommended compilations –
* 1976.~ (d-lp) ~ Vanguard; {VSD 89/90} ~ THE ESSENTIAL RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT // //-
~ – (JACK ELLIOTT lp tracks 1964) // (live at Town Hall, New York, April 30th, 1965): San Francisco Bay blues / Buffalo skinners / Sadie Brown / Don’t think twice, it’s all right / Blind Lemon Jefferson / Ramblin’ round your city / Talkin’ Columbia / Tennessee stud / Night herding song / Love sick blues / I belong to Glasgow (*). ~ {(cd-iss.Mar93/Jun98 w/out *; ~ VCD 89/90)}
* 1989.~ (d-lp) ~ Fantasy; {F-24720} ~ HARD TRAVELIN’: songs by Woody Guthrie and others // //
~ – (SINGS THE SONGS OF WOODY GUTHRIE tracks) // (RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT tracks). ~ {cd-iss.Oct91 w/out *; ~ FCD 24720} ~ (UK cd-iss.1990 on `Ace-Charly’; ~ CH 952)
* Feb 96.~ (cd) ~ Topic; {(TSCD 477)} ~ RAMBLIN’ JACK: THE LEGENDARY TOPIC MASTERS // //
~ – (TALKING WOODY GUTHRIE tracks) / San Francisco Bay blues / Ol’ Riley / The boll weevil / New York town / Mule skinner blues / East Texas talking blues / Dink’s song / It’s hard, ain’t it hard / All around the water tank / Mother’s not dead / East Virginia blues / Danville girl / Rich and rambling boys / Roll on buddy. ~ (re-iss.Jun05; ~ same)
* Apr 99.~ (cd; by Ramblin’ Jack Elliott with Derroll Adams) ~ Tradition; {(TCD 1083)} ~ EARLY SESSIONS // //
~ – More pretty girls than one / Roll on buddy / Death of John Henry / Salty dog blues / Talking blues / I’m gonna walk the street in glory / Cigarettes and whiskey / Danville girl / Worried man blues / San Francisco Bay blues / Roll in my sweet baby’s arms / I’m going down the road.
* Oct 00.~ (cd) ~ Vanguard; {(VCD 79573)} ~ BEST OF THE VANGUARD YEARS // // //Apr01
~ – Roving gambler / Will the circle be unbroken / Diamond Joe / Guabi guabi / Sowing on the mountain / Roll on buddy / 1913 massacre / House of the rising sun / Shade of the old apple tree / Black snake / Portland town / More pretty girls / Danville girl / John Hardy / Dark as a dungeon / Hard, ain’t it hard / Don’t think twice, it’s all right / I got a woman / Railroad Bill / I never will marry / At my window / Blue eyed Elaine / Wildwood flower / Ranger’s command / Willie Moore.
* Aug 00.~ (cd) ~ Vanguard; {(VCD 79575)} ~ THE BALLAD OF RAMBLIN’ JACK (soundtrack) // // //Jul00
~ – (introduction by Johnny Cash) / Mule skinner blues / Cuckoo / Hard travelin’ / Railroad Bill (w/ WOODY GUTHRIE) / Buskin’ / Pastures of plenty / Rake and Ramblin’ boy / San Francisco Bay blues / Candy man – Talkin’ sailor blues / Acne (w/ BOB DYLAN) / Don’t think twice, it’s all right / Take me home (w/ JOHNNY CASH) / If I were a carpenter / Car song / 900 miles / Cup of coffee / (introduction by President Clinton) / 1913 massacre / Cuckoo – reprise.

– further compilations, others, etc.-
* 1960.~ (7″ep) ~ Collector; (JEA 5) ~ MULESKINNERS EP //-//
~ – Muleskinners / San Francisco Bay / Alabama bound / Talking blues.
* 1961.~ (7″ep) ~ Collector; (JEA 6) ~ BLUES ‘N’ COUNTRY //-//
~ – Fifteen cents / Rocky mountain belle / Good morning blues / John Henry.
* 1960s.~ (lp) ~ Everest Archive..; {FS-210} ~ JACK ELLIOTT // //-
~ – Cigarettes & whiskey / Danville girl / Worried man blues / San Francisco Bay blues / Roll in my sweet baby’s arms / I’m going down the road / More pretty girls than one / Roll on buddy / Death of John Henry / Salty dog blues / Talking blues / I’m gonna walk the streets in glory. ~ {cd-iss.1999 on `Tradition-Rykodisc’; ~ 1083}
* Jun 65.~ (7″) ~ Columbia; (DB 7593) ~ RUSTY JIGGS AND SANDY SAM. / Rocky Mountain Belle //-//
* 1969.~ (lp; by Jack Elliot & Derrol Adams) ~ Joker; (SM 3023) ~ FOLKLAND SONGS (rec.1955 to 1961) //-//-//Italy
~ – Mule skinner’s blues / How long blues ~ (R.J.E. only track) / Precious jewel / Death of John Henry ~ (R.J.E. only) / Ain’t it a shame / East Virginia blues / Stern old bachelor ~ (D.A. solo) / Cigarettes & whiskey / The cuckoo ~ (D.A. solo) / Salty dog blues ~ R.J.E. only) / I’m going down the road / Rich and rambling boy / Death of Mr. Garfield ~ (D.A. solo) / I’m gonna walk the street in glory.
* 1969.~ (lp; by Jack Elliot & Derrol Adams) ~ Joker; (SM 3024) ~ RIDING IN FOLKLAND (rec.1955 to 1961) //-//-//Italy
~ – Wreck on the highway / Portland town ~ (D.A. solo) / Danville girl / The tramp on the street / Worried man blues / San Francisco Bay blues ~ (R.J.E. only) / 900 miles ~ (D.A. solo) / Hard travelling ~ (R.J.E. only) / More pretty girls than one / Freight train ~ (R.J.E. only) / Talking blues / I’m sad and I’m lonely ~ (D.A. solo) / Roll on buddy / Roll in my sweet baby’s arms.
* 1975.~ (d-lp; as Jack Elliott & Derroll Adams) ~ Joker; (SM 3767/2) ~ AMERICA: FOLK SONGS, WEST, BLUES, BALLADS, MINSTRELS, PIONEERS //-//-//Italy
~ – (FOLKLAND SONGS tracks) // (RIDING IN FOLKLAND tracks).
* May 89.~ (lp) ~ Big Beat; (WIK 86) ~ TALKING DUST BOWL //-//
~ – Pretty Boy Floyd / Cuckoo / Roll in my sweet baby’s arms / Talking dust bowl blues / Tom Joad / New York town / Riding in my car (car song) / So long (it’s been good to know you) / Grand Coulee Dam / Railroad Bill / East Virginia blues / Talking Columbia blues / South coast / Last letter / The tramp on the street / This land is your land.
* Oct 95.~ (cd/c) ~ Rounder; {(ROU CD/C 0368)} ~ ME & BOBBY McGEE // // //Nov95
~ – (YOUNG BRIGHAM tracks) / (BILL DURHAM SACKS AND RAILROAD TRACKS tracks).
* Nov 97.~ (cd; as Jack Elliot & Derrol Adams) ~ A World Of Music; {12543} ~ AMERICA: WEST & FOLK SONGS, BLUES, BALLADS, MINSTRELS, PIONEERS ~ (previous Italian release) // //-
~ – The tramp on the street / Mule skinner blues / Precious jewel / Ain’t it a shame / East Virginia blues / Cigarettes and whiskey / I’m going down the road / Rich and rambling boys / I’m gonna walk the street in glory / Worried man blues / Wreck on the highway / Danville girl / More pretty girls than one / 900 miles / Talking blues / Roll on buddy / Roll in my sweet baby’s arms / San Francisco Bay blues.
* Oct 04.~ (cd) ~ Hightone; {(HCD 8175)} ~ THE LOST TOPIC TAPES: COWES HARBOUR 1957 (live) // //
~ – Intro / Hard travelin’ / Big rock candy mountain / Old rattler / Talking Columbia blues / Streets of Laredo / Jack o’Diamonds / Rusty Jiggs and Sandy Sam / Tom Joad / Acres of clams / Freight train / Chisholm trail / Crawdad song / Black girl (aka In the pines) / Tom Dooley / Rocky mountain belle.
* Oct 04.~ (cd) ~ Hightone; {(HCD 8176)} ~ THE LOST TOPIC TAPES: ISLE OF WIGHT 1957 (live) // //
~ – Intro / T for Texas / Howdido / I thought I heard Buddy Bolden say / Crash on the highway / Candy man / Ballad of John Henry / Car song / Roll in my sweet baby’s arms / Old Blue / Don’t you leave me here / Why oh why / In the shade of the old apple tree / Oklahoma hills / Rock island line / Closing – Railroad Bill.
* Jun 07.~ (cd) ~ Vanguard; {VCD 73153} ~ VANGUARD VISIONARIES // //-
~ – 1913 massacre / Will the circle be unbroken / Don’t think twice, it’s all right / John Hardy / Guabi guabi / House of the rising sun / Black snake / Roving gambler / Diamond Joe / I got a woman.

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