Friends of Mine (Ramblin' Jack Elliott album)

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Friends of Mine
Friends of Mine Jack Elliott.jpg
Studio album by Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Released March 17, 1998
Genre Folk, country blues
Length 48:20
Label High Tone
Producer Roy Rogers
Ramblin' Jack Elliott chronology
South Coast
Friends of Mine
The Long Ride

Friends of Mine is an album by American folk musician Ramblin' Jack Elliott, released in 1998.

Guests include Nanci Griffith, Emmylou Harris, Arlo Guthrie, Jerry Jeff Walker, John Prine, and Tom Waits.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Thom Owens wrote the album "is a thoroughly enjoyable collection of duets (and one trio) produced by Roy Rogers. There's a loose, intimate atmosphere on Friends of Mine that is instantly appealing, and his selection of singing partners... It's an excellent latter-day effort from Elliott that confirms his status as a legendary folksinger."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ridin' Down the Canyon" (Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette) – 4:24
  2. "Me and Billy the Kid" (Joe Ely) – 3:50
  3. "Last Letter" (Rex Griffin) – 5:06
  4. "Louise" (Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan) – 4:44
  5. "Rex's Blues" (Townes Van Zandt) – 2:36
  6. "Walls of Red Wing" (Bob Dylan) – 4:31
  7. "Hard Travelin'" (Woody Guthrie) – 2:46
  8. "He Was a Friend of Mine" (traditional) – 3:25
  9. "Dark as a Dungeon" (Merle Travis) – 4:43
  10. "Friend of the Devil" (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter, John Dawson) – 4:14
  11. "Reason to Believe" (Tim Hardin) – 3:25
  12. "Bleeker Street Blues" (Jack Elliott) – 3:51
  13. "Old Time Feeling" (Guy Clark) - 0:45


Production notes:

  • Roy Rogers – producer
  • Mooka Rennick – engineer
  • Robert Geller – assistant engineer
  • Scotty Johnson – assistant engineer
  • Cindy Pascarello – design
  • Gaynell Toler Rogers – photography
  • Chris Felver – photography


  1. ^ a b Owens, Thom. "Friends of Mine > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 

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