If You Get To Heaven, Tell The Judge For Me
Posted in Contemporary,Folk,Honey on 12.22.06

I’m back. Technology around me is crumblin’ but this website keeps on runnin’. Send some more ideas for out of print blues albums/discographies and I’ll see what I can do about putting them up as the Law hasn’t caught up with me yet.

I’ve been meaning to post about the new Ramblin’ Jack Elliot – I Stand Alone, which was released earlier this year on Anti-. It’s a fantastic collection of songs his daughter suggested for him to finally put on record. Jack’s voice is still strong – and his guitar playing hasn’t really diminished at all either. He is backed by Nels Cline (of Wilco among other projects) Flea, DJ Bonebrake (X) and Lucinda Williams/Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney) on harmony. This track – Arthritis Blues is one of the more stripped down songs, and it comes off wonderfully. As a bonus – I also uploaded his take on our namesake, though it bares only slight resemblance to the Ma Rainey song we are named after.

Ramblin Jack has a great website with links to buy the album.

Ramblin’ Jack Elliot – Arthritis Blues

Ramblin’ Jack Elliot – Honey, Where You Been So Long? 


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By Matt on 12.22.06 10:47 am

There’s something wrong with the world when an album like this comes out and I don’t hear about it until now. Thanks SO much for these tracks. Arthritis Blues is absolutely killer.

By Ragdog on 12.23.06 4:13 am

It’s amazing there are people who still can make these bluessongs with that old low down feeling. Rock on, elliot!

See ya.

PS.Welcome back Honey.

By mister anchovy on 12.23.06 6:08 pm

I had the privilege of seeing Ramblin Jack last winter at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. It was the first time in years he’d played up here. It was a delightful show. These days, he tells a few more stories and sings a few fewer songs, but it’s all good, baby. I love the way Jack attacks a song. Fabulous. Thanks for posting these cuts!

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