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Dave Van Ronk (1936-2002) was one of the founding figures of the 1960s folk revival, but he was far more than that. A pioneer of modern acoustic blues, a fine songwriter and arranger, a powerful singer, and one of the most influential guitarists of the '60s, he was also a marvelous storyteller, a peerless musical historian, and one of the most quotable figures on the Village scene. The Mayor of MacDougal Street is a first-hand account by a major player in the social and musical history of the '50s and '60s. It features encounters with young stars-to-be like Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton, Phil Ochs, and Joni Mitchell, as well as older luminaries like Reverend Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt, and Odetta. Colorful, hilarious, and engaging, The Mayor of MacDougal Street is a feast for anyone interested in the music, politics, and spirit of a revolutionary period in American culture

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A colorful and engaging feast for anyone interested in the music, politics, and spirit of a revolutionary period in American culture, the early 1960s.

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fou, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by fou)
To read Dave Van Ronk's memoir is to spend time with a great storyteller, prickly and gentle at once, a bodhisattva of folk. He's as darkly witty in these pages as he was in "Last Call" and many other of his finest songs, and the portraits of Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, and scores of others are lively and affectionate. He puts us "back in the day," as Lawrence Block's forward has it, and it's a day we need very much in the present.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780306814792
Author:
Van Ronk, Dave
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
With:
Wald, Elijah
Foreword by:
Block, Lawrence
Foreword:
Block, Lawrence
Author:
Wald, Elijah
Author:
Ronk, Dave Van
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Folk & Traditional
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 12.8 oz

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