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Dave Van Ronk
Down In Washington Square: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection

Dave Van Ronk - Down In Washington Square: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection

Called 'The Mayor of MacDougal Street,' Dave Van Ronk (1936-2002) was a leading figure in the Greenwich Village music scene for more than four decades. He epitomized the urban folksinger - apprenticing through immersion in the music revival's New York City epicenter of Washington Square Park. A raconteur as well as a 'guru on the mountain,' he taught and advised musicians including Bob Dylan, Danny Kalb, Christine Lavin, Jack Hardy, Suzanne Vega, Bill Morrissey, and many more. His legacy as a singer, guitarist, songwriter, and grand mentor of the folk and blues revivals is collected in a 54-track, 3-disc set featuring 16 previously unreleased recordings.

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FEATURED TRACK

"Dink's Song"

TRACK LISTING

  1. DISC ONE:
  2. 1. Duncan And Brady
  3. 2. River Come Down (Bamboo)
  4. 3. Spike Driver Blues
  5. 4. John Henry
  6. 5. Backwater Blues
  7. 6. K.C. Moan
  8. 7. Haul On The Bowline
  9. 8. Just A Closer Walk With Thee
  10. 9. Gambler's Blues
  11. 10. Sweet Substitute
  12. 11. Bed Bug Blues
  13. 12. Winin' Boy
  14. 13. Georgie And The Irt
  15. 14. Betty And Dupree
  16. 15. Come Back, Baby
  17. 16. My Baby's So Sweet
  18. 17. Black Mountain Blues
  19. 18. Ya-Yas-Yas

  20. DISC TWO:
  21. 1. Willie The Weeper
  22. 2. Dink's Song
  23. 3. Santy Ano
  24. 4. Leave Her, Johnny
  25. 5. Tell Old Bill
  26. 6. Careless Love
  27. 7. Standing By My Window
  28. 8. Please See My Grave Is Kept Clean
  29. 9. Had More Money (Dave Van Ronk) ++
  30. 10. If You Leave Me, Pretty Mama
  31. 11. Hesitation Blues
  32. 12. In The Pines
  33. 13. Oh, What A Beautiful City
  34. 14. Mean Old Frisco ++
  35. 15. Stackalee ++
  36. 16. How Long
  37. 17. Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down
  38. 18. House Of The Rising Sun ++

  39. DISC THREE:
  40. 1. Hootchie Kootchie Man
  41. 2. Reckless Blues ++
  42. 3. Trouble In Mind ++
  43. 4. Oh Lord, Search My Heart ++
  44. 5. God Bless The Child ++
  45. 6. Losers
  46. 7. Another Time And Place
  47. 8. Garden State Stomp
  48. 9. Motherless Children
  49. 10. Don't You Leave Me Here (I'm Alabama Bound) ++
  50. 11. Spike Driver Blues
  51. 12. Down South Blues ++
  52. 13. St. James Infirmary (Gambler's Blues) ++
  53. 14. Ace In The Hole ++
  54. 15. Going Down Slow ++
  55. 16. Buckets Of Rain ++
  56. 17. Jelly Jelly ++
  57. 18. Sometime (Whatcha Gonna Do) ++

  58. ++Previously Unreleased Track

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