Jack Elliott (album)

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Jack Elliott
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Studio album by Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Released 1964
Genre Folk
Label Vanguard
Ramblin' Jack Elliott chronology
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Jack Elliott is an album by American folk musician Ramblin' Jack Elliott, released in 1964. It was his only principal release on the Vanguard label.

Bob Dylan appears playing harmonica as "Tedham Porterhouse".[1]

Another album titled Jack Elliott was released by Everest Archive of Folk Music in the 1960s and has since been reissued on CD by Tradition / Rykodisc. It has a different track list.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [2]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr. wrote the album "...a listener doesn't have to check out but three or four tracks on Jack Elliott to find out what an original oddball he is... Jack Elliott manages to pay its respects to public domain material while still being entertaining."[2]


Track listing[edit]

All songs Traditional unless otherwise noted.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Roving Gambler"
  2. "Will the Circle Be Unbroken"
  3. "Diamond Joe"
  4. "Guabi Guabi" (Traditional; arranged by Jack Elliott)
  5. "Sowing on the Mountains"
  6. "Roll On Buddy"

Side two[edit]

  1. "1913 Massacre" (Woody Guthrie)
  2. "House of the Rising Sun"
  3. "Shade of the Old Apple Tree"
  4. "Black Snake Moan"
  5. "Portland Town" (Derroll Adams)
  6. "More Pretty Girls"


  • Ramblin' Jack Elliott – vocals, harmonica, guitar
  • Bill Lee – bass on "Roving Gambler", "Will the Circle Be Unbroken", "Roll On Buddy" and "Black Snake Moan"
  • Erik Darling – banjo on "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" and "Sowing on the Mountain"
  • John Hammond – mouth harp on "Roll On Buddy"
  • Eric Weissberg – bass on "Guabi Guabi"
  • John Herald – guitar on "Guabi Guabi"
  • Ian Tyson – guitar on "Guabi Guabi"
  • Monte Dunn – guitar on "Guabi Guabi"
  • Sylvia Fricker - percussion on "Guabi Guabi"
  • Tedham Porterhouse (Bob Dylan) – mouth harp on "Will the Circle Be Unbroken"


  1. ^ Searchin' for a Gem
  2. ^ a b Lankford, Jr., Ronnie D. "Jack Elliott > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 3, 2011.
  3. ^ Allmusic entry for The Essential Ramblin' Jack Elliott. Accessed June 11, 2009.

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