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Ballads, Blues & A Spiritual

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Ballads, Blues & A Spiritual
Ballads, Blues & A Spiritual


Dubbed "The Mayor of MacDougal Street," Dave Van Ronk (19362002) was an iconoclastic folksinger and an influential figure in the American folk music revival of the 1960s. Because of his interest in African American folk music and blues, and his gift (or curse) of a gravelly baritone voice, Van Ronk was often criticized for his approach to his musical repertoire. His rejoinder was that he reserved the right to sing songs in the style that he deemed to be "the right way." This 1959 Folkways recording, his first on any label, is a collection of 19th- and early 20th-century traditional folk and blues songs that persuasively illustrates his stance. This vinyl reissue is part of a Folkways Records' series, revisiting some of the most iconic and influential albums released on the record label, continuing with Lead Belly (FW-LP-02034), and Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry (FW-LP-02327). Remastered from original LP Master Tapes in 1959 in Classic Folkways style tip-on jackets featuring original liner notes.


  1. Name
  2. Duncan And Brady
  3. Black Mountain Blues
  4. In The Pines
  5. My Baby's So Sweet
  6. Twelve Gates To The City
  7. Winin' Boy
  8. If You Leave Me Pretty Momma
  9. Backwater Blues
  10. Careless Love
  11. Betty And Dupress
  12. K.C. Moan
  13. Gambler's Blues
  14. John Henry
  15. How Long
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