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Down in Washington Square: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection

Dave Van Ronk
Format
Sound Recording; CD
Description
3 sound recordings ; 4 3/4 in.
Publication
Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Folkways, [2013]
Publisher no.
  • SFW CD 40213 Smithsonian Folkways
  • SFW 40213 Smithsonian Folkways
Tracks
  • Disc 1. Duncan and Brady (3:02) ; River come down (Bamboo) (3:47) ; Spike driver blues (3:17) ; John Henry (2:28) ; Backwater blues (3:04) ; K.C. Moan (3:04) ; Haul on the bowline (1:21) ; Just a closer walk with thee (3:04) ; Gambler's blues (2:30) ; Sweet substitute (2:36) ; Bed bug blues (2:46) ; Winin' boy (2:38) ; Georgie and the IRT (3:35) ; Betty and Dupree (3:37) ; Come back, baby (3:55) ; My baby's so sweet (2:35) ; Black mountain blues (4:02) ; Ya-yas-yas (2:09)
  • -- Disc 2. Wille the weeper (3:01) ; Dink's song (3:46) ; Santy anno (1:45) ; Leave her, Johnny (1:30) ; Tell old Bill (4:24) ; Careless love (2:59) ; Standing by my window (5:00) ; Please see my grave is kept clean (2:56) ; Had more money (previously unreleased) (2:57) ; If you leave me, pretty mama (3:09) ; Hesitation blues (2:36) ; In the pines (3:08) ; Oh, what a beautiful city (3:15) ; Mean old Frisco (3:16) ; Stackalee (previously unreleased) (2:34) ; How long (3:56) ; Ain't no grave can hold my body down (4:54) ; House of the rising sun (previously unreleased) (6:03)
  • -- Disc 3. Hootchie kootchie man (3:16) ; Reckless blues (2:30) ; Trouble in mind (3:48) ; Oh Lord, search my heart (1:32) ; God bless the child (previously unreleased) (3:18) ; Losers (3:18) ; Another time and place (4:31) ; Garden state stomp (3:00) ; Motherless children (3:12) ; Don't you leave me here (I'm Alabama bound) (4:35) ; Spike driver blues (6:56) ; Down South blues (5:03) ; St. James infirmary (Gambler's blues) (4:41) ; Ace in the hole (3:27) ; Going down slow ; Buckets of rain (3:52) ; Jelly jelly (2:58) ; Sometime (whatcha gonna do) (previously unreleased) (2:38).
Performers
Dave Van Ronk, vocals, guitar.
Recording Info
Tracks 9, 14, 15, and 18 were recorded in 1961 at Yale University; track 17 was recorded Nov. 14, 1958 at the American Youth Hostels, New York City; tracks 2-4 recorded June 27, 1958; tracks 10-13 recorded in Oct. 1997; tracks 14-18 recorded in 2001, Washington Square Studio, New York City.
Notes
  • Reissues from 1958-2001; with previously unreleased tracks.
  • Title from container.
  • Compact discs.
  • Booklet with liner notes include detailed biography; song annotations; and essay by Van Ronk's widow, Andrea Vuocolo (39 pages : illustrated) included.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic
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