The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30428 Message #390883
Posted By: Abby Sale
05-Feb-01 - 06:45 PM
Thread Name: Rick Von Schmidt, any Info?
Subject: RE: Rick Von Schmidt, any Info?
Andy: I think that's very well put. Every now & then in the late 50's a bunch of us would pile into 3 or 5 cars and drive down from Cambridge to Greenwich Village to see just what folking was going on there we'd heard those rumors about. We were generally well-received & housed & beered & such and heard some good music. But them Villagers kept saying Hey - we got this van Ronk. We'd listen politely to a song or two but explain that that really weren't no big thing... We had a Von Schmidt. Much better. And he was.
Steve: If you like, the Folkways record with Rolf Cahn is still available. One of my favorites - makes me wish I could sing blues...