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Going Back To Brooklyn


Download links and information about Going Back To Brooklyn by Dave Van Ronk. This album was released in 1994 and it belongs to Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 41:32 minutes.

Artist: Dave Van Ronk
Release date: 1994
Genre: Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 14
Duration: 41:32
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No. Title Length
1. Losers 3:14
2. Blood Red Moon 4:06
3. Honey Hair 3:22
4. Head Inspector 2:29
5. Luang Prabang 1:36
6. Antelope Rag 5:21
7. Titanic Mantra 0:39
8. Gaslight Rag 2:06
9. Last Call 2:37
10. Garden State Stomp 3:30
11. Zen Koans Gonna Rise Again 3:42
12. The Whores of San Pedro 0:33
13. Left Bank Blues 3:39
14. Another Time and Place 4:38



Just as this 1985 album's title reminds us that folk legend Dave Van Ronk was a New York City native rather than a rural ragamuffin, its contents underline the fact that despite his songbag full of blues and folk chestnuts, his work always had a contemporary component. Though he's known primarily as an interpreter, Van Ronk wrote a bunch of his own tunes over the years, and he cut new versions of some of them for this, his lone all-original album. The instrumental "Antelope Rag" shows he could contribute sophisticated compositions of his own to the ragtime guitar canon he frequently explored, and the a cappella "Last Call" is as convincing an Irish-sounding drinking song as any New Yorker ever wrote. But Van Ronk's renowned joie de vivre is the real star of this set, emerging most strongly in the underemployed-musicians lament "Losers," the almost-surreal imagery of the spooky blues "Head Inspector," and the rag "Garden State Stomp," which features lyrics comprised entirely of odd-sounding New Jersey town names.