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Dave Van Ronk

Dave Van Ronk

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Folk Music Makes Mark on City's Night Life

Overview by Robert Shelton, The New York Times, 17 November 1960

Art Form Flowers in the Coffeehouses and Plush Clubs Airs of Many Lands Presented by an Army of Talent ...

Big Daddy of the Blues Singers... Dave Van Ronk

Interview by Jane Heil, Hit Parader, July 1966

NOT SO LONG ago — ten years or so — that gutsy, sorrowful, driving Negro folk-blues sound was the sole property of the Negro blues ...

Townes Van Zandt: Bitter End, New York NY; Dave Van Ronk: Gaslight Café, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, The New York Times, 30 May 1970

Two Folk Singers Show Varied Styles At Village Clubs ...

Dave Van Ronk: Lament for the Village

Interview by Mike Jahn, Baltimore Sun, 21 January 1973

"THIS WAS our last resort," Dave Van Ronk says, referring to Greenwich Village. "It was the only place we could live in, and it's been ...

Van Ronk Remembers

Interview by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 21 March 1981

Karl Dallas discusses asthma, cigarettes and the nature of music with blues veteran Dave Van Ronk ...

Various Artists: Radio Tokyo Tapes, Vol. 3 (PVC); Dave Van Ronk: Going Back To Brooklyn (Reckless)

Review by J.D. Considine, Musician, July 1985

NOW THAT Bob Dylan is establishing himself as a born-again rocker, why shouldn't the new wave stage a folk revival? But listening to Radio Tokyo ...

Dave Van Ronk

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 30 June 1936, Brooklyn, New York, USA ...

The Life (and Death) of Dave Van Ronk

Retrospective by Peter Stone Brown, Gadfly, 11 February 2002

THE HEADLINE February 10 announcing Dave Van Ronk's death in Reuters said, "Folk Pioneer", but I always thought of him as more than that. First ...

Dave Van Ronk: Folk's Missing Link

Retrospective by Gene Santoro, The Nation, 4 April 2002

I WAS IN HIGH school in the 1960s when I first saw Dave Van Ronk at the Gaslight, one of those little cellar clubs that ...

Various Artists: Inside Llewyn Davis: Original Soundtrack Recording (Nonesuch)

Review by Will Hermes, Rolling Stone, 21 November 2013

THERE'S SOMETHING deliciously perverse in hearing Justin Timberlake sing — gorgeously, it must be said — old-timey roots music. ...


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