Jack Elliott at the Second Fret

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Jack Elliott at the Second Fret
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Live album by Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Released 1962
Recorded May 18, 1962
Venue The Second Fret, Philadelphia, PA
Genre Folk
Label Prestige/International
Producer Esmond Edwards, Shel Kagen
Ramblin' Jack Elliott chronology
Ramblin' Jack Elliott
(1961)
Jack Elliott at the Second Fret
(1962)
Country Style
(1962)

Jack Elliott at the Second Fret is a live album by American folk musician Ramblin' Jack Elliott, released in 1962.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Richie Unterberger wrote the album "It's perhaps a little more fun to hear than the average early 1960s Jack Elliott album, because the live ambience and spoken introductions and asides give it a warmer atmosphere than the earnest but plain studio recordings."[1]

Reissues[edit]

  • Jack Elliott at the Second Fret was reissued as Hootenanny with Jack Elliott in 1964 on the Prestige/Folklore label.
  • Jack Elliott at the Second Fret was reissued on CD by Fantasy Records in 1999 along with Country Style.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Mule Skinner Blues" (Jimmie Rodgers, Vaughn Horton)
  2. "Cool Water" (Bob Nolan)
  3. "Talking Miner" (Woody Guthrie)
  4. "Boll Weevil" (Traditional)
  5. "How Long Blues"

Side two[edit]

  1. "Salty Dog" (Traditional)
  2. "Tyin' Knots in the Devil's Tail"
  3. "Hobo's Lullaby" (Goebel Reeves)
  4. "Talking Sailor" (Woody Guthrie)
  5. "Rock Island Line" (Lead Belly)

Personnel[edit]

  • Ramblin' Jack Elliott – vocals, harmonica, guitar
Technical

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Unterberger, Richie. "Jack Elliott at the Second Fret > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 3, 2011.
  2. ^ Allmusic entry for Country Style/Live. Accessed June 12, 2009.

External links[edit]