The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #152744   Message #3573136
Posted By: Thomas Stern
05-Nov-13 - 05:09 PM
Thread Name: New Dave Van Ronk collection
Subject: RE: New Dave Van Ronk collection
Anyone on the list remember anticipating the first Folkways album?
I no longer remember where I heard or heard about Van Ronk (Sing Out, Little Sandy Review????) but was eager to get it. The first printing had the wrong catalog number on the jacket, and had a paste over label with the correct number.

This new release has excellent notes and classic Van Ronk. His range of musical interest was enormous - I always enjoyed his work.

The FIRST Van Ronk album was issued on Lyrichord - Orange Blossom Jug Band - atrocious sound, but interesting material, and it had notables
in the band, including Len Kunstadt (Record Research, Spivey), Sam Charters(The Country Blues), and Charters future wife Ann(beat poets, ragtime).
Why was the sound so awful on the Lyrichord album - anyone know??
A few tracks were re-released on the Mayor of MacDougal Street CD. I
think it has sufficient historical interest that it should be
made available in toto. Wonder if any sound wizards can repair
the audio quality??

Best wishes, Thomas.