Dave Van RonkFolksinger

Label:Prestige Folklore – CR00571
Series:Vinyl Me, Please. Classics – C068
Vinyl, LP, Album, Club Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Mono, 180 g
Genre:Folk, World, & Country


A1He Was A Friend Of Mine3:29
A2Motherless Children3:45
A3Stackalee 3:32
A4Mr. Noah1:28
A5Come Back Baby 3:48
A6Poor Lazarus5:06
B1Samson and Delilah3:35
B2Cocaine Blues4:13
B3You’ve Been A Good Old Wagon2:16
B4Fixin’ To Die2:50
B5Hang Me, Oh Hang Me3:07
B6Long John2:10
B7Chicken Is Nice2:29

Companies, etc.


AAA Lacquers Cut From The Original Master Tapes by Ryan Smith, Sterling Sound
Pressed on 180g Black Vinyl
Listening Notes Booklet by Elijah Wald

Rear jacket:
2022 & ©️1962 Craft Recordings, a Concord company. 10 Lea Avenue, Suite 300, Nashville, TN 37210.
All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws. Made in the Czech Republic.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): CR00571-A RKS STERLING 248035E1 1337894
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): CR00571-B RKS STERLING 248035E2 1337891

Other Versions (5 of 11)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Folksinger (LP, Mono, Orange Labels)Prestige InternationalINT 13056US1962
New Submission
Folksinger (LP, Album, Reissue, Mono)Prestige FolkloreFL 14012US1963
New Submission
Folksinger (LP, Misprint, Reissue, Mono, Blue Prestige Labels)Prestige FolkloreFL 14012US1964
New Submission
Folksinger (LP, Stereo)PrestigePRST 7527US1967
New Submission
Folksinger (LP, Album, Reissue)Prestige, PrestigePR 7527, PRESTIGE 7527US1967


  • noodles666's avatar
    an absolute Jewel. great dynamics, pressing is superb and the music is great too.
    • sometimesstateline's avatar
      Really solid pressing of an amazing album. Mine is dead quiet and Dave really feels like he's singing right in front of you. Great packing as well.
      I do wish that they leveled off some of the vocal peaks in the mastering process, they really are a bit abrasive at times.
      • isdeadxore's avatar
        My favorite vinyl me please release to date. First heard about Dave Van Ronk on Bob Dylan’s No Direction Home doc. Dylan essentially lists Van Ronk as one of the performers he felt was worth emulating and listening to. You can tell when Dylan speaks about him that he reveres Van Ronk, his skill set, and dedication to his craft. All that being said this is a mighty pressing of beautiful music. The liner notes are thoughtful and heartfelt and complete this badass release from a audiophile label that is really putting out a product worth the money that they charge. Rare nowadays. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
        • NikTurner's avatar
          Hidden Gem for music and pressing. Usual great cover from VMP. Need a quiet pressing for the sparse arrangements, this pressing is quiet and lets the voice and guitar pop out into the room.
          • zombie.modernist's avatar
            Anyone compared this to the OG Van Gelder cut yet?
            • matthewdake's avatar
              I was told to not sleep on this one, I went in blind. That advice was rock solid, so I will impart it to anyone curious and looking here. Buy immediately.
              • play_grade's avatar
                This is a hidden gem, lost sounds found. Great album, sounds far more contemporary than 1962.
                • emmetclark's avatar
                  A lot of VMP members were complaining about this choice for January. I think it’s such a great sounding pressing of a classic folk/americana album. Dave has raw emotion that comes through his songs. Highly recommend
                  • phillyspins's avatar
                    Some tape hiss aside, RKS did a great job with this title - it has never sounded better on vinyl, even an original copy does not do as good of a job reducing sibilance on Van Ronk's voice as is done on this reissue. Just stellar. Some minor complaints about the redesign of the jacket (a bit too bone white, should be a shade or two more tan/brown) aside, it is just about the perfect reissue of DVR's best album.
                    • bvanpelt's avatar
                      The vinyl is dead quiet, which is important as you get just Van Ronk and his guitar. The songs are all bare bones. The recording is pretty good, but not great. Nontheless, Van Ronk can really let loose on occasion. You can tell the recording is an old one, but it's probably as good as this record can get.

                      Overall, very nice record, and when Van Rank sings, it has a nice presence, like he's right in front of you.

                      Cartridge: AT150Sa



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