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The Folkways Years, 1959-1961

The Folkways Years, 1959-1961

Rough, gritty folk guitarist and singer, Van Ronk is one of the genre's most expressive musicians. These 20 tracks represent Van Ronk's best loved material and reveal his original synthesis of jazz and folk. Titles include Willie the Weeper, Come Back Baby, and Yas, Yas, Yas. Van Ronk's handpicked favorites from his Folkways LP's. Compiled and annotated by Kip Lornell and Dave Van Ronk. "...[H]is carefully crafted guitar accompaniments are varied, inventive, and often surprisingly delicate. The reasons for Van Ronk's impact remain loud and clear." — Sing Out

Track Listing

101
Duncan and Brady Dave Van Ronk 3:04
102
Hesitation Blues Dave Van Ronk 2:35
103
In the Pines Dave Van Ronk 3:08
104
Willie the Weaper Dave Van Ronk 2:50
105
Oh, What a Beautiful City (Twelve Gates to the City) Dave Van Ronk 3:16
106
River Come Down Dave Van Ronk 3:46
107
Careless Love Dave Van Ronk 2:59
108
Betty and Dupree Dave Van Ronk 3:37
109
Bed Bug Blues Dave Van Ronk 2:47
110
Leave Her Johnny, Leave Her Dave Van Ronk 1:30
111
Yas, Yas, Yas Dave Van Ronk 2:08
112
Please See That My Grave is Kept Clean Dave Van Ronk 2:58
113
Winin' Boy Dave Van Ronk 2:39
114
Just a Closer Walk with Thee Dave Van Ronk 3:03
115
Gambler's Blues Dave Van Ronk 2:45
116
Spike Driver's Moan Dave Van Ronk 3:15
117
Georgie on the IRT Dave Van Ronk 3:31
118
Come Back Baby Dave Van Ronk 3:54
119
Black Mountain Blues Dave Van Ronk 4:02
120
My Baby's So Sweet Dave Van Ronk 2:32

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