The Mayor of MacDougal Street [2013 edition]: A Memoir

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Hachette Books, 15 oct. 2013 - 272 pages
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.

Featuring encounters with young stars-to-be like Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell, The Mayor of MacDougal Street is a vivid evocation of a singular time and place--a feast not only for fans of folk music and blues, but for anyone interested in the music, politics, and spirit of a revolutionary period in American culture.

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Avis d'utilisateur  - bjkelley - LibraryThing

An interesting look at the folk scene in Greenwich Village. I picked the book to see what someone who was there when Dylan arrived on the scene. While there wasn't a lot on Dylan, what there was ... Consulter l'avis complet

THE MAYOR OF MACDOUGAL STREET: A Memoir

Avis d'utilisateur  - Kirkus

Charming, evocative autobiography by one of the key figures in the mid-20th-century folk revival.The charisma, humor and storytelling chops that made Dave Van Ronk (1936-2002) a Greenwich Village ... Consulter l'avis complet

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In the course of his forty-year career, Dave Van Ronk recorded more than two dozen albums, toured on four continents, was nominated for two Grammys, and received an ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award.

Coauthor Elijah Wald wrote the acclaimed study of the myth, music, and life of blues legend Robert Johnson, Escaping the Delta. He also wrote the biography Josh White: Society Blues as well as Narcocorrido: A Journey into the Music of Drugs, Guns, and Guerrillas. A musician and journalist, he lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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