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Stefan Wirz Lyr Add: Bamboo (Dave Van Ronk) (20) RE: Lyr Add: Bamboo (Dave Van Ronk) 06 Apr 03


Dave van Ronk has recorded this song as 'River Come Down' on his 1961 Folkways album FA 2383 called 'Van Ronk Sings Earthy Ballads And Blues' (1965 reissued on Verve/Forecast FV/SVLP 9006 under the name of 'Dave Van Ronk Sings The Blues') (DvR discography)
Seems to me that the 1962 'Peter, Paul & Mary' album miscredited the song (as 'Bamboo') to DvR - as this sometimes happens ;-)
Dave's 'River Come Down' has been reissued on his 1991 Smithsonian Folkways CD 40041 'The Folkways Years, 1959 - 1961'
There are other versions by Ry Cooder (naming it 'River Come Down Aka Bamboo' - a tribute to DvR?) and under the name of 'River, she come down' by The Journeymen and Scott McKenzie


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