The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #80987 Message #1480218
Posted By: GUEST
07-May-05 - 05:20 PM
Thread Name: Dave Van Ronk book
Subject: RE: Dave Van Ronk book
The book is just great---and, as Elijah Wald says, with few exceptions it is all Dave Van Ronk's words and writing.
The anecdotes and the rememberances of the era, as well as Dave's early life, are memorable. The book only goes as far as the folk boom of the 60s ---and as Dave's grandmother used to say (Elijah Wald explained thatto me)..."the story ended and the tin pan bended".
Along with the book there is also a CD available of songs (with the exception of 2 or 3) that were never commercially recorded. Truly gems.
I am happy to say that Elijah Wald will be my guest on WFDU's Traditions program on May 29. We plan to spend about an hour on the book and the music of DVR.