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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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