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Curated by musicians and music lovers like Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Matt Sorum, Experience Vinyl is the vinyl club without the commitment. Like other clubs, every month we offer a limited edition pressing. Like other clubs, each album is chosen by its impact on us and the music world.
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Dave Van Ronk - Ballads, Blues & a Spiritual - Dubbed "The Mayor of MacDougal Street," Dave Van Ronk (1936-2002) was an iconoclastic folksinger and an influential figure in the American folk music revival of the 1960s. Because of his interest in African American folk music and blues, and his gift (or curse) of a gravelly baritone voice, Van Ronk was often criticized for his approach to his musical repertoire. His rejoinder was that he reserved the right to sing songs in the style that he deemed to be "the right way." This 1959 Folkways recording, his first on any label, is a collection of 19th- and early 20th-century traditional folk and blues songs that persuasively illustrates his stance. The vinyl reissue includes a liner notes booklet with the song lyrics and is part of Folkways Records' 70th anniversary celebration series, revisiting some of the most iconic and influential albums released on the record label.
1.1 Duncan and Brady 1.2 Black Mountain Blues 1.3 In the Pines 1.4 My Baby's So Sweet 1.5 Twelve Gates to the City 1.6 Winin' Boy 1.7 If You Leave Me Pretty Momma 1.8 Backwater Blues 1.9 Careless Love 1.10 Betty and Dupree 1.11 K.C. Moan 1.12 Gambler's Blues 1.13 John Henry 1.14 How Long