A Real Trip to the Past
Jack R. Sanders | San Diego, CA USA | 10/15/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This performance really takes you back. It sounds like you took your own little tape recorder with you that night and captured all the sounds in the theater. The sound on this recording is primitive, but actually quite adequate. There is Dave's gravelly voice, and then the enthusiastic cheering of the crowd. Put it in the stereo and turn up the volume and you can picture being there.Dave has made a good selection of material, and he even includes some W. C. Fields impressions. I think the songs have aged very well; although they are from an earlier era, they still sound good.This is a good show. It is only 46 minutes, which is the part I most regret, but a good 46 minutes. Any fan of folk music will want to have this CD, and the price is right."
Takes you back to when music had a voice
enviro | Texas | 12/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Dave Van Ronk is unique and part of an era when music had a social conscience. I had the privilege of hearing him in the village. If you don't understand his music you don't have any reference for Dylan and many others. There was a time when music defined who we where and Dave Von Ronk along with others helped us to define who we where. Cocaine his definitive statement is without doubt his greatness. For those of you from this era, turn up the volume and revel in a unique and sophisticated voice of the era of Dylan, Odetta, Peter, Paul and Mary, Barry McGuire and so many other who's voices and lyrics made a difference in who we are. Before we were on the "Eve of Destruction". Where have all the voices gone, long time passing???? Is it only the Dixie Chicks taking the long way to truth these days??? Put this music in your heart and soul!"