Supriya Ghosh (Editor)

A Chrestomathy

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Released  1992
Label  Gazell
Release date  1992
Genre  Folk music
Recorded  1960-1991
Artist  Dave Van Ronk
Producer  Dave Van Ronk
A Chrestomathy httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaenbb1ACh
A Chrestomathy (1992)  To All My Friends in Far-Flung Places (1994)
Dave Van Ronk albums  Dave Van Ronk in Rome, Hesitation Blues, Hummin' to Myself, Live at Sir George Williams, To All My Friends in Far‑Flung

A Chrestomathy is a retrospective two-CD compilation of songs by Dave Van Ronk released in 1992.


Van Ronk recorded for many record labels. This compilation was released by Gazell Records.


Writing for Allmusic, critic William Ruhlman wrote of the album "his affection for the pop music of his childhood ("Two Sleepy People," sung with Christine Lavin, "Swinging on a Star"), makes for a more varied chrestomathy than those who think of Dave Van Ronk simply as a folksinger might expect. It's hard to summarize more than three decades in the career of a steadily working musician in less than two hours, even one who recorded in as piecemeal a fashion as this one, but this compilation does a good job."

Disc 1

  • Tracks 10-15 originally on The Hudson Dusters.
  • Disc 2

  • Track 1 originally on Songs for Ageing Children
  • Tracks 2-4 originally on the Ragtime Jug Stompers
  • Track 9 originally on Peter and the Wolf
  • Tracks 10-11 originally on Let No One Deceive You
  • Songs

    1Tell Old Bill4:24
    2Cocaine Blues4:19
    3Motherless Children3:51


    A Chrestomathy Wikipedia

    Similar Topics
    Manuel Mesa
    Duarte Félix da Costa
    Jackie James