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Rev. Gary Davis

Rev. Gary Davis
Born: Apr 30, 1896 in Laurens, SC
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Died: May 5, 1972 in Hammonton, NJ
Genre: Blues, Folk
Biography: In his prime of life, which is to say the late '20s, the Reverend Gary Davis was one of the two most renowned practitioners of the East Coast school of ragtime guitar; 35 years later, despite two decades spent playing on the streets of Harlem in New York, he was still one of the giants in his field, ...Read full biography
Live at Newport
Released: 2001
Label: Vanguard
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Long before Christian rockers were using so-called "Devil's music" to promote a religious message, the Rev. Gary Davis demonstrated that acoustic blues and folk didn't have to be about matters of the flesh. ...Read full review
A Little More Faith
Released: 1999
Label: Fantasy Inc.
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Gary Davis' second album for Prestige Records is a confusing affair, at least as far as its title -- Little More Faith is how it's listed in lots of reference sources, but its front cover calls it A Little ...Read full review
More Rev. Gary Davis albums: Main Albums (28), Compilations (18), DVD/Video (6)