Hard, Ain't It Hard
Label: Vanguard Records
This selection of material was recorded when Ramblin' Jack was with Vanguard, shortly after spending most of his time with Woody Guthrie before Guthrie passed away. If it's the spirit of Guthrie you seek, it's here with Elliot, not with Dylan. Elliot's performances are timeless, rock-solid, and basically embody the great wandering spirit of American folk music.