Jack Wallingford
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Jack Wallingford commented on No Depression's blog post 'Contest: Win a Copy of Leon Russell's Album "Life Journey"'
"I thought to my self, what a hillbilly, this dude with a hiccupie voice and long hair. I mean, who was country and singing the blues with long hair back in the 70's? That strange cat, Leon Russell. We all did our Leon Russell imitations singing…"
Apr 1
Jack Wallingford commented on No Depression's blog post 'Win a Copy of the New Drive-By Truckers Album'
"I may have seen comments about them on No Depression, but I had never listened to their music. Several years ago my brother sent me 2-3 of their albums and i was blown away. The dark characters, the twisted ruminations of the singer on several…"
Mar 5
Jack Wallingford commented on Paul Wilner's video

Uncool - Philip Seymour Hoffman, Almost Famous

"I can't help but think that Before the Devil Knows You're Dead was a bio for Hoffman. I think that his wife in the film, Marisa Tomei, is never mentioned in critical comments. Aside from her smoking bod, she is a tremendous actress who…"
Feb 7
Jack Wallingford replied to Joshua Sanders's discussion 'OK...so what does everyone have to say about Bob Dylan doing a car commercial for the Super Bowl?'
"As i said previously on the ND site, you can pitch me with bob or with Orel Hersheisher, either way it is a walk ball with Chrysler. They make the worse cars in America. Their quality sucks and although their design appears good, it simply masks an…"
Feb 5
Jack Wallingford commented on newsgirlstacy's video

Bob Dylan Super Bowl Commercial for Chrysler

"I couldn't figure out initially that it was dylan in the commercial. His voice seemed detached and not related to his body. I was disappointed that he backed Chrysler, probably the least of the American manufacturers in terms of quality. How…"
Feb 4
Jack Wallingford commented on Louis Richardson's video

Los Lobos - "Wake Up Dolores"

"No one has been able to explain to me why Los Lobos is not recognized across the US as one of the best bands ever. I have seen them twice in Cleveland, and they play to packed crowds of 500 /700 people. They should be packing stadiums. At least the…"
Feb 1
Jack Wallingford commented on Craig Young's video

Tedeschi Trucks Band with Grace Potter ~ "Angel From Montgomery/Sugaree"

"Tedeschi trucks are the best blues band out there  right now. Their collaborations with others are all amazing. I never thought i would say they do a great little country set, and with Grace Potter, who i also perceive as a tremendous rock…"
Jan 31
Jack Wallingford commented on Kim Ruehl's video

The Roots "Aint Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around" from The Soundtrack For A Revolution

"not only are the roots excellent, but the film is exceptional. thanks. "
Jan 21
Jack Wallingford commented on big boy's blog post 'The Animals Box Set: The Mickie Most Years And More'
"one of the better british blues ensembles who created their own sound and  made a star of Eric Burdon. "
Dec 7, 2013
Jack Wallingford commented on big boy's blog post 'Dwight Yoakam - 21st Century Hits (Album Review)'
"Give a shout to mr. anderson on these as well. that guitar and production gave Dwight all he needed to move beyond Nashville, and beyond the Bakersfield label as a true country superstar. "
Nov 26, 2013
Jack Wallingford commented on Rick J Bowen's blog post 'Pete Anderson: Pioneering Roots Guitarist'
"Great interview and great guy. i was able to get one of his studio releases fairly easily, but the downside of the end o f the big record corps. is it is harder to find music. "
Nov 16, 2013
Jack Wallingford commented on No Depression's blog post 'Win a Copy of "Divided & United: The Songs of the Civil War"'
"I really like T-Bone but give me Jorma Kaukonen on this one.  hey, why not include Steve Earle's McCullough? "
Nov 5, 2013
Jack Wallingford replied to Jeff Mix's discussion 'Best Americana Producers'
"Buddy Miller creates music magic in his house. T-Bone does stuff that lots of others can't do, like make a great album on their own. His all aren't good, but a few are excellent. Jack White and Dan A. take simple riffs and turn them into…"
Oct 26, 2013
Jack Wallingford commented on No Depression's blog post 'Win a copy of Van Morrison's 'Moondance' Deluxe Edition'
"Van the man. The critics always rave about Slim Slow Rider and the "other" albums. I am surprised to hear the raves for Moondance, the lp. It has always been a great one, but I think that the mighty ones thought it a bit too commercial for…"
Oct 22, 2013
Jack Wallingford replied to Gary Burnett's discussion 'What are the best blues albums this year so far?'
"The new Tedeschi Trucks band release should qualify as a great blues album. I picked up the new Shuggie Otis and would like to say it is blues, but it is not. big influence from Stevie Wonder and a warm, easyging R n B cd, but don't get it for…"
Oct 18, 2013
Jack Wallingford commented on Joanna Colangelo's blog post 'Grace Potter & The Nocturnals: Preserving Rock 'n' Roll for the Rest of Us'
"There is something about a beautiful woman in a rock n'roll band that sends me delirious. It used to be Grace Slick in the Airplane rockin me in my teenage dreams. Nico and the Velvet Underground. Now that i am in my late 50's it…"
Sep 17, 2013

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Somewhere in the 90's a friend introduced me to a Bob Dylan collector living some 35 miles from the Rock Hall. I am honoring this man's anonymity now, so forgive me, and I was going to see John Hammond's son, the great blues musician. After meeting the collector, i vowed to give him some momento of the Hammond concert as I am sure he would enjoy having something from Hammond's son. In all honesty, I don't think he knew who Hammond was. So, I pressed on anyway.


Mr. and Mrs.…


Posted on May 24, 2011 at 6:00pm

levon helm, electric dirt farmer

i have been listening to the cd for two days now. i really like the music, but that voice, like neil young's, is about to scratch itself right off the disc. a little less age, twang and scratch and a little more mellifluoity (word)please.

Posted on September 15, 2009 at 8:31am — 6 Comments

Woody Guthrie Contest

Going down the road feeling bad and wondering why more people don't know how Woody Guthrie helped define the face of modern music. It seems that a travelling troubador that was not part of Nashville or part of the rock n'roll scene was not considered an icon or a star and now, as we review the songs and the life and the ones that followed him, it seems he is more important than the star machine could make out. And when school children sang "This is your land" it is not their fault that the… Continue

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 9:25am

Willie Nelson Contest

It had not been since Willie released Phases and Stages that I even wanted to hear Willie Nelson again, but when a delicious friend suggested a night under the stars and an outdoor concert featuring Willie sans Waylon and the boys that I agreed. We set out rolling two or three def com 9 joints that were sure to ensure the experience and purchased two shorts of Old Heaven Hill, the bourbon blended over eight years that no one ever recognizes. We slid each of these down the front of out pants to… Continue

Posted on August 11, 2009 at 9:14am

no apologies

I was not trying to be apologetic. The last time i saw Dylan, over ten years ago, the cd, Time Out of Mind had not been made and he ran up a long list of faux pas' on stage...playing too loud and too long, pounding on some "hits" and reworking some material into indecipherable rock messes. So, when i heard Time Out of Mind I was blown away by his understanding and his ability to make manifest codependent and failed love relationships. The next cd caught me off guard with its "country stylings"… Continue

Posted on March 24, 2009 at 2:34pm — 6 Comments

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At 8:53am on September 22, 2009, Kim Ruehl said…
Hi Jack - Thanks! We'll get that book out to you. Cheers!
At 6:36pm on March 3, 2009, No Depression said…
Hi Jack - Welcome to the new community site! We hope you're finding everything okay. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback (here are some FAQs in case anything's confusing). Thanks for joining. Cheers!


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