Dave Van Ronk

Dave Van Ronk and the Ragtime Jug Stompers

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This wild and unrestrained collection of blues, jazz and blues standards makes Van Ronk's Red Onion album sound positively subdued. The rave-up of "Everybody Loves My Baby" is an acoustic equivalent of garage bands-to-come for sheer energy. You can tell that he loves these tunes; and in the notes, Van Ronk says he had been planning to start a jug band for a while, since 1958 (there is no © date on this LP anywhere). In any case, it's a record brimming with an energetic spirit.

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