Re: RARA-AVIS: Lawrence Block, satirical songwriter

From: Tim Wohlforth (
Date: 01 Apr 2007

Dave Van Ronk was an old friend of mine. I remember once talking to Larry Block about him. He and Dave lived near each other in the Village and hung out in the same bar.


On Apr 1, 2007, at 10:44 PM, Karin Montin wrote:

> I picked up a new CD, Dave Van Ronk, The Folkways Years
> (1959-1961). Although lot of the songs are blues or jazzy numbers,
> the connection to our list is perhaps not immediately obvious. The
> musician's liner notes, however, provide a link.
> "Georgie on the I.R.T.
> By Lawrence Block, now a distinguished mystery novelist, but back
> then just a bum like everybody else. As a satirical songwriter
> Larry has few equals and no superiors."
> I was surprised, although I suppose you hardcore Block fans aren't.
> Karin

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