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April 13, 1998 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Ramblin' Jack Elliott has pretty good taste in musical pals. In the '50s, the Brooklyn-born troubadour traveled with Woody Guthrie. In the '60s and '70s, he hung around with Bob Dylan. So when you see the 67-year-old billed with three generation-younger musicians on a tour billed as Monsters of Folk, you know that the others are probably no slouches. Not that the crowds packing McCabe's on Friday for two sets by the foursome had to be sold on any of them.
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August 25, 2000 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Elliott Charles Adnopoz, the oldest son of Flossie and Dr. Abraham Adnopoz of Brooklyn, N.Y., dreamed the most powerful dream. Living on prosaic Linden Boulevard, young Elliott didn't merely wish he was a riding, roping, don't-fence-me-in cowboy, he convinced himself he actually was. With a vision that uncompromising, it was only a matter of time until reality caught up and made the dream flesh.
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January 19, 1996 | ROBERT HILBURN
If you could judge singers by their taste in songs, Jack Elliott would be among the most acclaimed figures of the modern pop era. In this retrospective alone, he offers up such folk and country gems as Kris Kristofferson's "Me and Bobby McGee," Tim Hardin's "Reason to Believe" and Bob Dylan's "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight." However, Elliott's versions of most of these songs are far from definitive. In places, they're almost amateurish--in the kindest sense of the word.
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April 13, 1998 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Ramblin' Jack Elliott has pretty good taste in musical pals. In the '50s, the Brooklyn-born troubadour traveled with Woody Guthrie. In the '60s and '70s, he hung around with Bob Dylan. So when you see the 67-year-old billed with three generation-younger musicians on a tour billed as Monsters of Folk, you know that the others are probably no slouches. Not that the crowds packing McCabe's on Friday for two sets by the foursome had to be sold on any of them.
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August 25, 2000 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Elliott Charles Adnopoz, the oldest son of Flossie and Dr. Abraham Adnopoz of Brooklyn, N.Y., dreamed the most powerful dream. Living on prosaic Linden Boulevard, young Elliott didn't merely wish he was a riding, roping, don't-fence-me-in cowboy, he convinced himself he actually was. With a vision that uncompromising, it was only a matter of time until reality caught up and made the dream flesh.
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May 27, 2001 | RANDY LEWIS
One great perk of being Bob Dylan is that you get birthday cards that beat Hallmark all to pieces. Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Spider John Koerner, Eliza Gilkyson, Lucy Kaplansky and Martin Simpson are among the well-wishers revisiting a baker's dozen of Dylan songs familiar and obscure and mostly from the '60s, emphasizing his gifts as a narrative storyteller and poet staunchly in the folk tradition more than his role in rock as a political provocateur .
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November 1, 2001
8:30pm Pop Music John Prine's songs are as down-to-earth, as lovingly and skillfully crafted and as frequently insightful about the human experience as Mark Twain's best short stories. They're also often as funny as Twain's, as is Prine's stage banter, which makes his shows as entertaining as they are enriching. He's at the Sun Theatre in Anaheim with another master storyteller who has even more seniority on the folk-music circuit: Ramblin' Jack Elliott. * John Prine, Sun Theatre, 2200 E.
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September 17, 2000
For as long as I can remember, I'd hear about "the new Bob Dylan." There's probably been hundreds--everybody with an iota of talent, from Steve Forbert and Bruce Springsteen, down the line to Robert Hilburn's ludicrous statement that Public Enemy's Chuck D. is "the Bob Dylan of rap." Now I have to read about Ramblin' Jack Elliott, who is said to be "Bob Dylan before Bob Dylan was Bob Dylan" (Letters, Sept. 10). There is one Bob Dylan, and everybody else is just that, everybody else.
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January 10, 2007 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
Stagecoach, as the country cousin of the huge Coachella rock franchise is now named, will saddle up for the first time in early May with a lineup that is even deeper than previously announced: Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Gary Allan and Neko Case have been added to the bill.
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July 19, 2005 | Richard Cromelin
The Bob Dylan album that's coming out Aug. 30 from Sony's Columbia/Legacy label will be a bonanza of rarities, with 26 of the 28 tracks on the two-disc set previously unreleased, including a 1959 recording that's believed to be the first original song Dylan ever recorded, "When I Got Troubles." The album, "No Direction Home: The Soundtrack -- The Bootleg Series Vol. 7," is a companion to the Martin Scorsese-directed profile of Dylan that will air on PBS on Sept. 26 and 27.
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January 19, 1996 | ROBERT HILBURN
If you could judge singers by their taste in songs, Jack Elliott would be among the most acclaimed figures of the modern pop era. In this retrospective alone, he offers up such folk and country gems as Kris Kristofferson's "Me and Bobby McGee," Tim Hardin's "Reason to Believe" and Bob Dylan's "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight." However, Elliott's versions of most of these songs are far from definitive. In places, they're almost amateurish--in the kindest sense of the word.
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January 29, 1998 | JERRY CROWE
* Still only 15, country music wunderkind LeAnn Rimes, left, will be at the Universal Amphitheatre on April 24, with Bryan White opening. Tickets go on sale Saturday. . . . Available today: Strife, Feb. 15 at the Troubadour; Unwound, Feb. 19 at the Troubadour; and A.F.I., Feb. 27 at the Roxy. . . . On sale Saturday: Bow Wow Wow, March 14 at the Roxy; and Tool, March 26 at the Hollywood Palladium. . . . Available Monday: Dan Hicks, Feb. 20 at McCabe's; Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Feb.
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