Jack Rose

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(February 16, 1971 - December 5, 2009) was an American guitarist originally from Virginia and later based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A founding member of the drone/noise band Pelt, Rose is best known for his solo acoustic guitar work.
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Albums

DFR-36 Jack Rose - Via St. Louis album art Jason Bill & Jack Rose Jason Bill & Jack Rose - Via St. Louis(CD, Album) Drunken Fish Records DFR-36 US 1996 Sell This Version
none Jack Rose - Portland, OR album art Jack Rose Portland, OR(CDr, Album, Ltd, Num) Sound-O-Mat none US 2001 Sell This Version
ECL-012 Jack Rose - Red Horse, White Mule album art Jack Rose Red Horse, White Mule Eclipse Records (3) ECL-012 US 2002 Sell This Version
ECL-026 Jack Rose - Opium Musick album art Jack Rose Opium Musick Eclipse Records (3) ECL-026 US 2003 Sell This Version
ECL-039 Jack Rose - Raag Manifestos album art Jack Rose Raag Manifestos (Album) VHF Records ECL-039 US 2004 Sell This Version
TS12001 Jack Rose - Kensington Blues album art Jack Rose Kensington Blues (Album) VHF Records TS12001 US 2005 Sell This Version
archive28 Jack Rose - Jack Rose album art Jack Rose Jack Rose (Album) aRCHIVE archive28 US 2006 Sell This Version
TS-12007W Jack Rose - Dr. Ragtime And His Pals album art Jack Rose Dr. Ragtime And His Pals (Album) Tequila Sunrise Records TS-12007W US 2008 Sell This Version
TLR 049 Jack Rose - I Do Play Rock And Roll album art Jack Rose I Do Play Rock And Roll (Album) Three Lobed Recordings TLR 049 US 2008 Sell This Version
none Jack Rose - Live in Ironto, VA album art Jack Rose Live in Ironto, VA(CDr, Album, Ltd) Sound-O-Mat none US 2008 Sell This Version
HAPP012CD Jack Rose - Jack Rose & The Black Twig Pickers album art Jack Rose & The Black Twig Pickers* Jack Rose & The Black Twig Pickers* - Jack Rose & The Black Twig Pickers (Album) Klang Industries HAPP012CD UK 2009 Sell This Version
TLR 066 Jack Rose - The Black Dirt Sessions album art Jack Rose The Black Dirt Sessions(LP, Album, Ltd) Three Lobed Recordings TLR 066 US 2009 Sell This Version
Thrill 229 Jack Rose - Luck In The Valley album art Jack Rose Luck In The Valley (Album) Thrill Jockey Thrill 229 US 2010 Sell This Version
UNR 009 Jack Rose - Unrock Series - 12.11.2009 album art Jack Rose Unrock Series - 12.11.2009(CDr, Ltd) Unsound Recordings (2) UNR 009 Germany 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Tsr 6/6 Jack Rose - Alap / Flirting With The Undertaker album art Jack Rose As Dr. Ragtime Jack Rose As Dr. Ragtime - Alap / Flirting With The Undertaker(Acetate, 10", Ltd) Tequila Sunrise Records Tsr 6/6 USA & Canada 2005 Sell This Version
TS-7002 Jack Rose - Untitled (Parts I & II) album art Jack Rose Untitled (Parts I & II)(7") Tequila Sunrise Records TS-7002 US 2006 Sell This Version
Aim11 Jack Rose - Jack Rose / Silvester Anfang album art Jack Rose / Silvester Anfang Jack Rose / Silvester Anfang - Jack Rose / Silvester Anfang (Single) Funeral Folk Aim11 Belgium 2007 Sell This Version
GPS28 Jack Rose - Revolt album art Jack Rose And The Black Twigs* Jack Rose And The Black Twigs* - Revolt(7") The Great Pop Supplement GPS28 UK 2008 Sell This Version
GPS49 Jack Rose - Shooting Creek / Rappahannock River Rag album art Jack Rose And The Black Twigs* Jack Rose And The Black Twigs* - Shooting Creek / Rappahannock River Rag The Great Pop Supplement GPS49 UK 2009 Sell This Version
12.42 Jack Rose - Ragged And Right album art Jack Rose With D. Charles Speer & The Helix Jack Rose With D. Charles Speer & The Helix - Ragged And Right (EP) Thrill Jockey 12.42 US 2010 Sell This Version

Compilations

happ001cd, HAPP001CD Jack Rose - Two Originals Of... album art Jack Rose Two Originals Of... (Comp) VHF Records happ001cd, HAPP001CD US 2004 Sell This Version
TS-5006, TS-5007 Jack Rose - Dr Ragtime & Pals / Self Titled album art Jack Rose Dr Ragtime & Pals / Self Titled (Album) Beautiful Happiness TS-5006, TS-5007 US 2008 Sell This Version

Videos

SAAH058 Jack Rose - The Things That We Used To Do album art Jack Rose & Glenn Jones (2) Jack Rose & Glenn Jones (2) - The Things That We Used To Do(DVD-V, NTSC) Strange Attractors Audio House SAAH058 US 2010 Sell This Version

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TechElec

TechElec

January 8, 2011
edited over 10 years ago
Firstly I'd like to start by saying Jack Rose was one of the best guitarists of his generation. I own all of his albums, and something that has been bothering me more and more over time is the fairly obvious plagiarism he was guilty of committing on a number of tracks.
I'll take the 2005 track 'Kensington Blues' from the album of the same title as an example. This track is just a slighty re-jigged version of 'Sunflower River Blues' by John Fahey (which bizarrely appeared on the same album). Don't get me wrong, it's a great track and probably his best known, but crediting himself as the writer was a bit of a joke. Now that I suppose could be overlooked and forgiven, but he was recycling the Sunflower/Kensington structure in various form on his albums over the course of 7 years. Off the top of my head there is:

'Blessed Is The Name Of The Lord' (Raag Manifestoes, 2003)
'Mountaintop Lamento' (Opium Musik) (2003)
'Kensington Blues' (Kensington Blues, 2005)
'Miss May's Place' (Dr. Ragtime & Pals, 2008)
'Kensington Blues' (Jack Rose & The Black Twig Pickers, 2009)
'Lick Mountain Ramble' (Luck In The Valley, 2010)

All of the above having a written by credit for JR. Go figure. The one that really gripes me, however is the track 'When The Tailgate Drops, The Bullshit Stops' (Luck In The Valley) which is a cover of two similar John Fahey recordings 'Steve Talbot On The Keddie Wye' / 'Poor Boy A Long Way From Home' played using exactly the same guitar & piano arrangement as written by Richard Gilewitz on his 2002 album 'Synapse Collapse'. I urge you to seek out the superior Richard Gilewitz original to compare the two. Again, it had a writers credit for Jack Rose, which is to me really unfair on the other artists involved.

If you like the works of JR, I would strongly recommened looking up the works of Sean Smith, James Blackshaw, and Richard Gilewitz. All are as good technically and write or improvise their own material.

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