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Your Basic Dave Van Ronk
is an album by American
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folk and blues singer Dave Van Ronk
Dave Van Ronk was an American folk singer, born in Brooklyn, New York, who settled in Greenwich Village, New York, and was eventually nicknamed the "Mayor of MacDougal Street" ....
, released in 1982.
Your Basic Dave Van Ronk
was recorded in one single night session in London in 1981. It is out-of-print but was re-released along with In the Tradition
In the Tradition is a 1964 album by American folksinger Dave Van Ronk and The Red Onion Jazz Band. It is unusual in the fact that the tracks are evenly split between Van Ronk and the Red Onions....
in 2002 by Fantasy Records
Fantasy Records is a United States-based record label that was founded by Max and Sol Weiss in 1949 in San Francisco, California. They had previously operated a record-pressing plant called Circle Record Company before forming the Fantasy label...
as Two Sides of Dave Van Ronk
Two Sides of Dave Van Ronk is a compilation album by American folksinger Dave Van Ronk, released in 2002. It includes the complete 1963 LP, In the Tradition and all of 1982’s Your Basic Dave Van Ronk except for "In the Midnight Hour" and "Stagolee"....
. The reissue does not include "In the Midnight Hour" and "Stagolee".
- "God Bless the Child
"God Bless the Child" is a song written by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr. in 1939, first recorded on May 9, 1941 under the Okeh label.Holiday's version of the song was honored with the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in...
" (Herzog, Holiday) – 4:25
- "Sunday Street" (Van Ronk) – 3:20
- "In the Midnight Hour"
"Stagger Lee", also known as "Stagolee", "Stackerlee", "Stack O'Lee", "Stack-a-Lee" and several other variants, is a popular folk song based on the murder of William "Billy" Lyons by Stagger Lee Shelton...
- "Sportin' Life" (Brownie McGhee
Walter Brown McGhee was a Piedmont blues singer and guitarist, best known for his collaborations with the harmonica player Sonny Terry.-Life and career:...
) – 4:56
- "Cocaine" (Reverend Gary Davis
Reverend Gary Davis, also Blind Gary Davis, was an American blues and gospel singer and guitarist, who was also proficient on the banjo and harmonica...
) – 4:30
- "St. James Infirmary
"St. James Infirmary Blues" is based on an 18th century traditional English folk song of anonymous origin, though sometimes credited to the songwriter Joe Primrose . Louis Armstrong made it famous in his influential 1928 recording.-Authorship and history:"St...
" (Joe Primrose, Traditional) – 5:00
- "You've Been a Good Ole Wagon" (Henry) – 2:52
- "Spike Driver Blues" (Mississippi John Hurt
John Smith Hurt, better known as Mississippi John Hurt was an American country blues singer and guitarist.Raised in Avalon, Mississippi, Hurt taught himself how to play the guitar around age nine...
) – 4:15
- "Gaslight Rag" (Van Ronk) – 2:13
- "Candy Man" (Davis) – 3:04