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  1. Heroes of the Blues - The Very Best of Reverend Gary Davis
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  2. Heroes of the Blues - The Very Best of Reverend Gary Davis

    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Customer Ratings (7 reviews)
    Price R315.00

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• Part of the Heroes of the Blues series • The only true cross-licensed best-of package for the Rev. Gary Davis • A complete complete career retrospective, covering all periods of his career and various record labels • Digitally re-mastered • Cover art by R. Crumb

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Reverend Gary Davis
NR (Not Rated)
Audio CD
Rmst ed.
Original recording remastered
Shout Factory
Shout Factory
Shout Factory
Shout Factory
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

The Reverend Gary Davis is one of the exemplars of the blues. Many of his songs have been picked up by other artists and groups. For instance, the Grateful Dead took his rendition of Samson and Delilah and made it one of their concert favorites. There are also many other blues and gospel songs to enjoy listening to. He sure plays the banjo and guitar with aplomb that preceded other great guitar players of the rock & roll and country traditions.
..with full intensity, powerful and electrifying, Rev. Gary Davis is a master of the guitar amongst other great bluesman of the genre, Davis stands alone aside from his religious song structure, an innovater on guitar and strong vocals, the rev. draws the listener right into the heart of the song... the songs featured here are some of the Reverend's best recorded 1930's and early 1960's sides, listening, it's not to hard to tell the time frame as the set rolls on, the audio is excellent throughout this sixteen song set from the Shout Factory label... notable songs: "Sampson and Delilah", "Twelve Gates To The City", "Death Don't Have No Mercy", "Candy Man", Davis does some fine instrumental work on the old blues standards, "Cocaine", "Can't Be Satisfied", and there's some prime banjo pickin' on, "Out On The Ocean Sailing"... Rev. Gary Davis, essential, educational blues listening for everyone and aspiring musicians... the "Heroes Of The Blues" booklet covers are not so attractive or... Read more
The singing, the lyrics, the playing. At times, the melodies and lyrics sound almost too simple, and then I realize that is the point, achieving something clear that resonates deep within. Reverend Davis's emotion and spirit also come through clearly, so that you feel his presence.
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