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Thread #23147   Message #941050
Posted By: Amos
26-Apr-03 - 11:07 PM
Thread Name: Ramblin' Jack pics
Subject: RE: Ramblin' Jack pics
Dang!!   Those pictures are gone when I finally got around to kooking at 'em!! :>)

Seriously, if they are recoverable, i'd like to see them on the Mudcat Photos site. Jon, can you still find them? Or Kendall?

I just finished viewing a terrific DVD on the life of Rambling Jack, from when he first ran away from home in Brooklyn to the point where Clinton hung a National merit award around his neck at thr White House.

The DVD was produced and mostly filmed by his daughter Ayana, who had made a sort of major quest in her life to find out who the fuck this guy really was and what he really thought. Seems he wasn't much of a communicator, parentally.

The DVD is rich with pics and dialogue -- the Village scene in the late 50's, Arlo, Bobbie Dylan as a sprout, Pete, Dave van Ronk, Odetta, and a bunch of others.

Highly recommended fare -- it really brought me back to the Era. And it reminded me why I am glad I didn't try to earn my living singing. It apparently won the Sundance Festival in 2000 so I guess its been around a while -- apologies if this has all been covered before.