The Mayor of MacDougal Street: A Memoir

The Mayor of MacDougal Street: A Memoir

Elijah Wald, Dave Van Ronk


Dave Van Ronk (1936-2002) was once one of many founding figures of the Sixties folks revival, yet he was once excess of that. A pioneer of recent acoustic blues, a good songwriter and arranger, a strong singer, and some of the most influential guitarists of the '60s, he used to be additionally a fabulous storyteller, a peerless musical historian, and probably the most quotable figures at the Village scene. The Mayor of MacDougal Street is a first-hand account through an immense participant within the social and musical historical past of the '50s and '60s. It positive aspects encounters with younger stars-to-be like Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton, Phil Ochs, and Joni Mitchell, in addition to older luminaries like Reverend Gary Davis, Mississippi John damage, and Odetta. colourful, hilarious, and fascinating, The Mayor of MacDougal Street is a dinner party for someone attracted to the song, politics, and spirit of a progressive interval in American culture</Div>

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