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No Dirty Names


Download links and information about No Dirty Names by Dave Van Ronk. This album was released in 1966 and it belongs to Blues, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 44:22 minutes.

Artist: Dave Van Ronk
Release date: 1966
Genre: Blues, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 13
Duration: 44:22
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No. Title Length
1. One Meatball 3:13
2. One of These Days 3:02
3. Song of the Wandering Aengus 5:05
4. Keep It Clean 2:23
5. Zen Korans Gonna Rise Again 3:45
6. Freddie 2:12
7. Statesboro Blues 2:07
8. Midnight Hour Blues 7:38
9. 'Bout a Spoonful 2:24
10. Mean World Blues 2:52
11. Blues Chante 2:43
12. The Old Man 1:37
13. Alabama Song 5:21



The last traditional folk effort that Dave Van Ronk would attempt before his brief and unsuccessful flirtation with the commercial mainstream, No Dirty Names is also one of the New York folk stalwart’s most satisfying releases, striking a rewarding balance between the virtuosic blues traditionalism of Van Ronk’s earliest albums and the denser arrangements that characterized his work in the late ‘60s. The album consists of a dozen well-selected covers and a single original composition. The covers encompass everything from country blues classics by the likes of Blind Willie McTell, Leroy Carr, and Mance Lipscomb, to Dizzie Gillespie’s lascivious “Blues Chante,” and even an extended reworking of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s ode to abandon and dissolution “Alabama Song.” The lone original composition is the striking “Zen Koans Gonna Rise Again,” a slang heavy and darkly humorous account of the catastrophic toll that hard drugs began to wreak on the Village folk scene as the ‘60s progressed. Producer David Woods drenches the entire set in ominous reverb, giving No Dirty Names an atmosphere of surreal foreboding.