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Classic TV: Bobby Bare and Friends – John Prine and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott 1985

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Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and John Prine on the ‘Bobby Bare and Friends’ TV show back in 1985.

Bobby Bare: Considering you’ve seen everywhere in this vast wide country…where is favorite place?
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott: …right there in the front seat of my motor home…movin’.

The whole show is fantastic, and the interviews mention snippets about Bob Dylan several times. John Prine tells about how he ended up buying his first Dylan record.

There is also a nice anecdote from Jack remembering a time when he and Bob Dylan were shown an ‘after hours’ bar in Greenwich Village and includes the tell-tale line: “And some stranger, perfect stranger, who probably didn’t know who Bob was, and so Bob was very comfortable with him…”.

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Another highlight is the part where Bobby Bare plays Kris Kristofferson’s song about Elliott to him. Priceless!

– Hallgeir