Let No one Deceive You
… a magnificent recital… contains some of Brecht’s most bitter and politically incendiary material…performed solo by the raw-voiced Van Ronk and the powerful Armstrong: … this resonant album strikes sparks.
The songs, as offered by these two veteran folksingers
also breathe the spirit and gentleness of humanity. This album
takes my breath away… Armstrong’s dramatic, inventive singing equals Van Ronk’s smokey, soaked-in-bourbon grit with a windswept-but-scarred power of her own. What a musical marriage. Searing, emotionally bracing, hard edged and brilliant!
A challenging, harsh and beautiful album, and I herald it as a truly successful interpretation of the genius of Bertolt Brecht.