Rev. Gary Davis

Gary Davis

Also known as Blind Gary Davis, Blind Reverend Gary Davis, Davis, G. Davies, G. Davis, G. Harding Davis, Garry Harding Davis, Gary Davis, Gary Rev. Davis, M. Davis, Rev Gary Davis, Rev Gray Davis, Rev. Davis, Rev. Blind Gary Davis, Rev. Davies, Rev. Davis, Rev. G. Davies, Rev. G. Davis, Rev. Gary David, Rev.Gary Davis, Reverand Gary Davis, Reverend "Blind" Gary Davis, The, Reverend Blind Gary Davis, Reverend Gary Davis, Reverend Gary Davis, The, Reverent Gary Davis

Discography of Rev. Gary Davis:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Volume 2 - 1971 / Lord I Wish I Could See 9 Audio 1971 Biograph Records
2 Say No To The Devil 10 Audio 1990
3 Gospel, Blues And Street Songs 17 Audio 1961 Riverside Records
4 Volume 1 - New Blues And Gospel 10 Audio 1971 Biograph Records
5 Gospel, Blues And Street Songs 17 Audio 1987
6 The Best Of Rev. Gary Davis - Live In Concert 9 Audio 1978
7 When I Die I'll Live Again 24 Audio 1972 Fantasy
8 The Guitar & Banjo Of Reverend Gary Davis 11 Audio
9 Children Of Zion : Reverend Gary Davis In Concert 9 Audio 1985 Heritage (2)
10 The Reverend Gary Davis At Newport 11 Audio 1968 Vanguard
11 I Am A True Vine 14 Audio 1985 Heritage (2)
12 Bring Your Money, Honey! 9 Audio 1968
13 The Guitar & Banjo Of Reverend Gary Davis 11 Audio 2001
14 If I Had My Way: Early Home Recordings 18 Audio 2003 Smithsonian Folkways
15 Good Morning Blues 15 Audio 1990 Biograph Records
16 Ragtime Guitar 10 Audio 1977 Kicking Mule Records
17 Children Of Zion : Reverend Gary Davis In Concert 9 Audio 1974 Kicking Mule Records
18 Ragtime Guitar 10 Audio 1971 Transatlantic Records
19 The Complete Early Recordings 16 Audio 1994 Yazoo
20 New Blues And Gospel 10 Audio 2011 Sutro Park
21 Pure Religion! 12 Audio 1972
22 New Blues And Gospel 10 Audio 1987 Blue Moon
23 Say No To The Devil 10 Audio 1987
24 Children Of Zion : Reverend Gary Davis In Concert 9 Audio 1971 Transatlantic Records
25 Gospel, Blues And Street Songs 15 Audio 2006-10-30
26 Manchester Free Trade Hall 1964 11 Audio 2008 Document Records (2)
27 The Reverend Gary Davis At Newport 11 Audio Vanguard
28 American Street Songs 17 Audio 1961 Riverside Records
29 Ragtime Guitar 10 Audio 1985 Heritage
30 Ragtime Guitar 10 Audio 1979 Guimbarda
31 O, Glory - The Apostolic Studio Sessions 12 Audio 1996 Edsel Records
32 Folk Blues 12 Audio 1963 Continental Records (12)
33 Demons And Angels (The Ultimate Collection) 61 Audio 2000 Shanachie
34 Heroes Of The Blues: The Very Best Of Rev. Gary Davis 16 Audio 2003 Shout! Factory
35 Live At Newport 13 Audio 2001 Vanguard
36 Say No To The Devil 10 Audio 1966 XTRA
37 Blues & Ragtime 16 Audio 1993 Shanachie
38 Say No To The Devil 10 Audio 1966 XTRA
39 A Little More Faith 12 Audio
40 The Video Collection 31 Audio 2008
41 At Home And Church: 1962-1967 53 Audio 2010 Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop
42 Live At Gerde's Folk City 36 Audio 2009 Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop
43 The Sun Of Our Life 19 Audio 2002 World Arbiter
44 1935-1949 14 Audio Yazoo
45 Pure Religion! 12 Audio 1972


African-American blues and gospel singer and guitarist.

b. April 30, 1896 (Laurens County, SC, USA)

d. May 5, 1972 (Hammenton, NJ, USA)

Born partially blind, Davis lost what little was left of his sight at a young age. Self-taught on the guitar, he assumed a unique multi-voice style produced solely with his thumb and index finger, playing not only ragtime and blues tunes, but also traditional and original tunes in four-part harmony.

He has been an influence on dozens of musicians such as [a=Bob Dylan], [a=Taj Mahal], [a=Donovan], [a=Jorma Kaukonen], [a=Ry Cooder], [a=David Bromberg], [a=Wizz Jones] and [a=Blind Boy Fuller].


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