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Thread #80305 Message #1463030
Posted By: dwditty
16-Apr-05 - 01:31 PM
Thread Name: Review: Mayor of MacDougal - Van Ronk
Subject: Mayor of MacDougal - Van Ronk
A few years ago, I had occasion to sit and chat with Dave Van Ronk for about 30 minutes or so. The man's personality is so consistent in his sining and playing, his story telling, and, as I found out, his conversation. I have just started reading the newly released Mayor of MacDougal - Dave's autobiography which has been completed by Elijah Wald. The book reads exactly like one last conversation with DVR.
A CD of DVR recordings (including his very 1st, I think) is also available HERE (url in case the clickie does not work: http://www.worldmusicstore.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=11801
There is a link to almost an hour of material in Sidetracks - excerpts, interviews, and songs available there as well.
This is not an Advertisement. DVR is may all-time musical hero.