The Folkways Years, 1959-1961

The Folkways Years, 1959-1961

Dave Van Ronk SFW40041

Rough, gritty folk guitarist and singer, Van Ronk is one of the genre's most expressive musicians. These 20 tracks represent Van Ronk's best loved material and reveal his original synthesis of jazz and folk. Titles include Willie the Weeper, Come Back Baby, and Yas, Yas, Yas. Van Ronk's handpicked favorites from his Folkways LP's. Compiled and annotated by Kip Lornell and Dave Van Ronk. "...[H]is carefully crafted guitar accompaniments are varied, inventive, and often surprisingly delicate. The reasons for Van Ronk's impact remain loud and clear." — Sing Out

Year Released 1991
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 1991 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) American Folk; Blues
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) Anglo-American
Instrument(s) Guitar; Vocals
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Blues; Folksong revival; Gospel music; Sea songs

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101 Duncan and Brady Dave Van Ronk 3:04
102 Hesitation Blues Dave Van Ronk 2:35
103 In the Pines Dave Van Ronk 3:08
104 Willie the Weaper Dave Van Ronk 2:50
105 Oh, What a Beautiful City (Twelve Gates to the City) Dave Van Ronk 3:16
106 River Come Down Dave Van Ronk 3:46
107 Careless Love Dave Van Ronk 2:59
108 Betty and Dupree Dave Van Ronk 3:37
109 Bed Bug Blues Dave Van Ronk 2:47
110 Leave Her Johnny, Leave Her Dave Van Ronk 1:30
111 Yas, Yas, Yas Dave Van Ronk 2:08
112 Please See That My Grave is Kept Clean Dave Van Ronk 2:58
113 Winin' Boy Dave Van Ronk 2:39
114 Just a Closer Walk with Thee Dave Van Ronk 3:03
115 Gambler's Blues Dave Van Ronk 2:45
116 Spike Driver's Moan Dave Van Ronk 3:15
117 Georgie on the IRT Dave Van Ronk 3:31
118 Come Back Baby Dave Van Ronk 3:54
119 Black Mountain Blues Dave Van Ronk 4:02
120 My Baby's So Sweet Dave Van Ronk 2:32
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