Inside Dave Van Ronk

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Somewhat confusingly titled, this CD reissue includes both the 1962 album of the same name and the Dave Van Ronk, Folksinger LP recorded around the same time, encompassing 25 tracks in all. Anyway, this is certainly Van Ronk's most enduring work, and indeed one of the few relics of the early-'60s traditional folk boom that holds up well today. With the possible exception of Bob Dylan whom Van Ronk and his wife helped immensely when Dylan was a struggling unknown in New York, Dave was the finest interpreter of traditional folk tunes of that time, with a big bear of a voice that was both anguished and tender. One of the few white folkies who could sing acoustic blues ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Somewhat confusingly titled, this CD reissue includes both the 1962 album of the same name and the Dave Van Ronk, Folksinger LP recorded around the same time, encompassing 25 tracks in all. Anyway, this is certainly Van Ronk's most enduring work, and indeed one of the few relics of the early-'60s traditional folk boom that holds up well today. With the possible exception of Bob Dylan whom Van Ronk and his wife helped immensely when Dylan was a struggling unknown in New York, Dave was the finest interpreter of traditional folk tunes of that time, with a big bear of a voice that was both anguished and tender. One of the few white folkies who could sing acoustic blues without embarrassment, Van Ronk was also an accomplished acoustic guitar picker; instrumentally and vocally, he brought an intensity to his covers that made the songs his own. Of the two albums brought together on this CD, Inside has the edge because of its more varied instrumentation, including 12-string guitar, dulcimer, and autoharp Folksinger only has Dave's vocals and guitar. Dominated by classics like "Motherless Child," "Silver Dagger," "Poor Lazarus," and "Fixin' to Die," this also has an arrangement of "He Was a Friend of Mine" that Van Ronk learned from Dylan, who apparently claimed the traditional song as his own at the time.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/17/1991
  • Label: Fantasy
  • UPC: 025218241021
  • Catalog Number: 24710
  • Sales rank: 8,789

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dave Van Ronk Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Dulcimer, Banjo, Guitar, Autoharp, Harp, Vocals, 12-string Guitar
Technical Credits
Walter Davis Composer
Bukka White Composer
Joan Baez Composer
Dave Van Ronk Contributor
Tony Lane Art Direction
Ira Mayer Liner Notes
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