Dave Van Ronk Sings Ballads, Blues, and a Spiritual

Dave Van Ronk Sings Ballads, Blues and a Spiritual
Dave Van Ronk
Released 1959
Genre Folk
Label Verve/Folkways
Dave Van Ronk chronology

Dave Van Ronk Sings Ballads, Blues and a Spiritual
Dave Van Ronk and the Ragtime Jug Stompers

Dave Van Ronk Sings Ballads, Blues and a Spiritual is an album by American folksinger Dave Van Ronk, released in 1959.

It was also released on LP as Gambler's Blues and as Black Mountain Blues. All these releases are out of print. Some of the songs can be found on the 1991 Smithsonian Folkways CD release The Folkways Years, 1959 - 1961.[1]

Track listing

Side one

  1. "Duncan and Brady" – 3:00
  2. "Black Mountain Blues" – 4:00
  3. "In the Pines" – 3:04
  4. "My Baby's So Sweet" – 2:32
  5. "Twelve Gates to the City" – 3:12
  6. "Winin' Boy Blues" – 2:35
  7. "If You Leave Me Pretty Mama"

Side two

  1. "Backwater Blues"
  2. "Careless Love" (Handy, Koenig, Williams) – 3:56
  3. "Betty And Dupree"
  4. "K. C. Moan"
  5. "Gambler's Blues"
  6. "John Henry"
  7. "How Long"


  • Dave Van Ronk - guitar, vocals


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