June 30: The Late Great Dave Van Ronk was born in 1936

I’d heard Van Ronk back in the Midwest on records and thought he was pretty great, copied some of his recordings phrase for phrase. […] Van Ronk could howl and whisper, turn blues into ballads and ballads into blues. I loved his style. He was what the city was all about. In Greenwich Village, Van Ronk was king of the street, he reigned supreme.
-Bob Dylan (Chronicles: Volume One)

House of the Rising Sun:

No Direction Home” – Bob Dylan House of The Rising Sun:

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