A few days ago, I got the Van Ronk Sings the Blues record in the mail. It’s a collection of some of Dave Van Ronk songs that he covered.
These are just raw American folk songs sang in his unique style.
If you haven’t seen Inside Llewynn Davis, I highly recommend checking it out. It’s roughly based on Van Ronk’s life and career with some covers done by Oscar Isaac and others in the movie.
Some of my favorites below:
In the movie “Dink’s Song” also known as “Fare Thee Well” has different lyrics, most likely because it’s a traditional folk song with variations in the lyrics, I personally like Van Ronk’s lyrics.