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The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack

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The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Producers:
Vanguard
genre:
Folk, Soundtracks

We gave it a B

The Ballad of Ramblin’ Jack, the soundtrack to Aiyana Elliott’s documentary about her folksinging daddy Ramblin’ Jack Elliott (opening this month) is an unsatisfying grab bag that fails to convey Jack’s outrageous personality or rich career. Trying to capture this larger-than-life minstrel (and Woody Guthrie disciple) on record is like putting a butterfly in a bottle; his medium is performance, and he still casts a spell at 68. Hope the movie has concert footage. B

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