FOR ADULTS: "Down in Washington Square" is the 3-CD set featuring Dave Van Ronk's artistry from his first Folkways album to his final concert in 2001. A consummate folk performer, he inspired the film "Inside Llewyn Davis" by Joel & Ethan Coen. In the Greenwich Village folk music scene circa 1960, Van Ronk was sought out and emulated by newcomers like Bob Dylan and Tom Paxton. Pair with Dave Van Ronk's reissued memoir "The Mayor of MacDougal Street".
12/18/12 "Folk Music from Italy" Country: Italy Keyword: World music Instrument(s): Accordion; Bagpipe; Brocca; Cornamusa; Flute; Guitar; Marranzanu; Organetto; Piffaro; Zampogna (Bagpipe); Zuffolo (Whistle) Year of Recording: 1956 Record Label: Folkways Records Source Archive: Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Credits: Produced by Walther Hennig; Recorded by Walther Hennig; Design by Ronald Clyne
Diverse Songs and Moods of the 1940's: Stella Brooks and Greta Keller
10/22/13 In honor of Stella Brooks, who was born this week in 1910, this week’s album cover is from “Diverse Songs and Moods of the 1940's: Stella Brooks and Greta Keller.” San Franciscan songstress Brooks and European chanteuse Keller traverse the realms of jazz with this collection sung in English, French, and German.