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|Dave Van Ronk|
From Another Time & Place
Genres: Folk, Pop
Dave Van Ronk's music rumbles like a gale steadily building from sea, land, and old 78s. A central figure in the folk revival of the 60s, long time haunter of Greenwich Village, cohort to Dylan and protégé to Odetta, Van... more »
Dave Van Ronk's music rumbles like a gale steadily building from sea, land, and old 78s. A central figure in the folk revival of the 60s, long time haunter of Greenwich Village, cohort to Dylan and protégé to Odetta, Van Ronk is a finger-picking tome of tradition--jazz, blues, sea chanteys, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill. In a voice mellowed and raw from a billion cigarettes, he draws this spectrum into a single constellation of lasting, revelatory songs. He's had a storied career of recording, covering mostly traditional material with just voice and guitar, a style this 1995 set continues. Much of this material is familiar territory, but Van Ronk has never sounded more soulful, especially on his original Another Time and Place, a delicately glorious moment amidst his rough and penetrating acoustic blues. --Ray Francis Kasten
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Proof that a white man -can- sing the blues.
. | Chicago, IL USA | 04/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There have been earlier white blues singers, (mostly those percieved as country performers), but Van Ronk was the first guy clearly known to the baby-boomers as an unaffected bluesman. White bluesmen tend to credit black artists as their 'roots', but Van ronk definitely had a strong influence on many of them; A/B a Van Ronk track and Bob Hite singing with Canned Heat to hear an obvious similarity."
charles f. bendzans | abita springs, louisiana United States | 07/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"it dosn't matter if van ronk is groweling,whispering,crooning,talking,moaning,shouting,or singing like a huge hairy angel,you have to believe what you hear.he sings a song like a cherished friend telling you stories of his experiences,in some historic late night bar.he does frankie's blues like he saw her with the gun.i'm sure he new the guy in dylan's he was a friend of mine.he owns the traditionals he chooses to interpret,but,like a close friend,he'll share.truth and beauty in music?it'll never sell."