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Heroes of the Blues: The Very Best of Gary Davis

  • 1. Samson & Delilah
    2. Death Don't Have No Mercy
    3. Cross & Evil Woman Blues
    4. Can't Be Satisfied
    5. Lord I Wish I Could See
    6. Twelve Gates to the City
    7. Out on the Ocean Sailing
    8. Whistlin' Blues
    9. Candy Man
    10. How Happy I Am
    11. I Belong to the Band - Hallelujah!
    12. Bad Company (Brought Me Here)
    13. Crucifixion
    14. You Got to Move
    15. Cocaine Blues
    16. Soon My Work Will Be All Done
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 30257

  • Credits

    Recorded between 1935 & 1971. Includes liner notes by Ed Ward.
    This is a part of Shout!'s Heroes Of The Blues series.
    Audio Remasterer: Mike Thomas.
    Liner Note Author: Ed Ward .
    An expert ragtime and blues guitarist, Rev. Gary Davis recorded gospel, marches, ragtime, jazz, and minstrel pieces throughout his long career (which included recordings issued in every decade from the 1930s until his death in 1972), but turned increasingly to spiritual material, and it is for his own brand of gospel-blues that he is best known. This collection gathers material from the mid-'60s following Davis' discovery by the so-called folk revival, and it documents his raspy singing voice and expert guitar playing. His signature tune, a version of Blind Willie Johnson's "Tear This Building Down" called "Samson & Delilah," leads off this set and exemplifies the skill of this fine gospel bluesman. ~ Steve Leggett

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