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Down in Washington Square: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection ()

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Down in Washington Square: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection - Dave Van Ronk
Track Listing
  1. Duncan and Brady
  2. River Come Down (Bamboo)
  3. Spike Driver Blues
  4. John Henry
  5. Backwater Blues
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  1. Duncan and Brady
  2. River Come Down (Bamboo)
  3. Spike Driver Blues
  4. John Henry
  5. Backwater Blues
  6. K.C. Moan
  7. Haul on the Bowline
  8. Just a Closer Walk With Thee
  9. Gambler's Blues
  10. Sweet Substitute
  11. Bed Bug Blues
  12. Winin' Boy
  13. Georgie and the IRT
  14. Betty and Dupree
  15. Come Back, Baby
  16. My Baby's So Sweet
  17. Black Mountain Blues
  18. Ya-Yas-Yas
  19. Willie the Weeper
  20. Dink's Song
  21. Santy Anno
  22. Leave Her, Johnny
  23. Tell Old Bill
  24. Careless Love
  25. Standing By My Window
  26. Please See My Grave is Kept Clean
  27. Had More Money
  28. If You Leave Me, Pretty Mama
  29. Hesitation Blues
  30. In the Pines
  31. Oh, What a Beautiful City
  32. Mean Old Frisco
  33. Stackalee
  34. How Long
  35. Ain't No Grace Can Hold My Body Down
  36. House of the Rising Sun
  37. Hootchie Kootchie Man
  38. Reckless Blues
  39. Trouble in Mind
  40. Oh Lord, Search My Heart
  41. God Bless the Child
  42. Losers
  43. Another Time and Place
  44. Garden State Stomp
  45. Motherless Children
  46. Don't You Leave Me Here (I'm Alabama Bound)
  47. Spike Driver Blues
  48. Down South Blues
  49. St. James Infirmary (Gambler's Blues)
  50. Ace in the Hole
  51. Going Down Slow
  52. Buckets of Rain
  53. Jelly Jelly
  54. Sometime (Whatcha Gonna Do)
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The very template of the urban folk singer in the late '50s and early '60s, Dave Van Ronk was born and grew up in Brooklyn, learning to play ukulele, banjo, and guitar at an early age. Initially drawn to jazz, he was influenced, like so many others, by Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music, and began spending time at the famous impromptu Washington Square Park folk jam sessions. He developed a gruff, bluesy, intelligent, and authentic-sounding urban folk style that made him the Dean of New York's folk singers. This ...

Down in Washington Square: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection 2013, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

UPC: 093074021323

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