The Mayor of MacDougal Street

A Memoir
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: DD8273
Released: May 01, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781455135400
Narrator/s: Sean Runnette
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Now the inspiration for a major motion picture written and directed by the Coen brothers Dave Van Ronk 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. The Mayor of MacDougal Street is a firsthand account by a major player in the social and musical history of the '50s and '60s. It features encounters with young stars-to-be like Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton, Phil Ochs, and Joni Mitchell, as well as older luminaries like the Reverend Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt, and Odetta. Colorful, hilarious, and engaging, The Mayor of MacDougal Street is a feast for anyone interested in the music, politics, and spirit of a revolutionary period in American culture.

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Narrator(s): Sean Runnette
Product Number Z100094508
Released: Jun 16, 2015
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ISBN: #9781483053240