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Reverend Gary Davis

Reverend Gary Davis

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Reverend Gary Davis: Say No To The Devil (Xtra 5014)

Review by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 7 January 1967

THERE CAN be no doubting the emotional force of Gary Davis's music or the variety and strength of his guitar playing. He is among the ...

Rev. Gary Davis: Song of a Preacher Man

Report and Interview by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 21 August 1971

MANY BLACK SINGERS draw an artificial distinction between holy music — gospel — and sinful music — the blues. ...

Rev. Gary Davis: Farewell to the Holy Bluesman

Obituary by Karl Dallas, Max Jones, Melody Maker, 20 May 1972

THOUGH I'M not what most people would call a religious man, when I heard that at the age of 76 and after several strokes the ...

Rag, Mama, Rag

Overview by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 5 January 1974

IT IS 1974. A young man in patched blue jeans walks to the front of the folk club, a guitar in his hand. He sits ...

Various Artists: Blues albums

Review by Ben Edmonds, Rolling Stone, 24 May 2001

A BOUNTY OF classic blues albums has recently become available on CD, fortified with bonus tracks and unissued material. ...

The Folk Blues and Gospel Caravan, 1964

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Blues, April 2014

LEGEND HOLDS that on October 22, 1962, a van set out from London, headed north. In that van were Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian ...


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