Saturday, February 12, 2011

Rev. Gary Davis - Live at Newport

The Reverend Gary Davis was a legendary and long-lived performer who claimed to have written hundreds of public domain songs from "Baby Let Me Lay It on You" to "Cocaine Blues" to "Samson and Delilah." His cavernous barn of a voice and jaw-dropping guitar playing were compounded by a wry sense of mischief and ego and hubris to match his talent. He was a favorite of a late friend of mine taken from us far too young. This is for her.

1 comment:

  1. i am gonna grab this when i get home this blog and thanks for all this killer stuff!



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