Left the Art School. Became a radio-announcer, then taxi driver, window-dresser and entertainer. Went to live with Elisabeth Colburn, a painter he knew from the Art School.
Decided to move southward to Mexico. Home Address: S. Upper Half. Jack and Derroll became good friends, singing together and taking trips up and down the West Coast together. Derroll lived with Jo Mapes for a while. She learned to sing Portland Town and Derroll taught her to play the banjo. He used to say" get my flask,will yer,little red" Great memories of a great bloke. I'm sure that's not all Arlo said about Derroll. After all, they were firm friends.
Cheers Bugsy. There was Derroll, playing a lunchtime gig, which was a complete surprise to me. A lovely man and musician.
Saw him twice there. He told stories that Woody told him. Like riding the Rods, and the Rail Cops with angled spikes that they poked under the waggons while the train was moving. His stories were always delivered gently - you never felt they were anything other than "like it was".
Loved his peformances. I used to glue posters etc in a collage instead of wallpaper and one of the biggest one proclaimed Derrol Adams, legendary banjo player from Portland Oregon.
One person found this helpful. Top critical review. Reviewed in the United States on December 1, I heard of this on Arlo Guthrie's "Live in Sydney" album and decided to buy it. Not disappointed and glad to get to know someone "new". It has quite some of my favourite singers from today and the past paying tribute to Derroll. Sort by. Top reviews Most recent Top reviews. Filter by. All reviewers Verified purchase only All reviewers. All stars 5 star only 4 star only 3 star only 2 star only 1 star only All positive All critical All stars.
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Sort by: Newest Oldest. This song was written by Tucker Zimmerman especially for Derroll. Freight Train Blues. It is a good example of the drop thumb technique. Here is your opportunity to practice the Hammer on, Brush off technique!
The Cuckoo. Ramblin' Jack Elliott. Freight Train Blues. The Mountain. The Sky. Allan Taylor. The Valley. Hans Theessink. Curtains of Night. Youra Marcus. Dixie Darling. Muleskinner Blues. Epistle to Derroll.Label: Joker Hi-Fi Records - • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, White Label • Country: Italy • Genre: Blues, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk Jack Elliott* & Derroll Adams - Folkland Songs (Vinyl) | Discogs.