Reverend Gary Davis

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Today is the birthday of blues musician Reverend Gary Davis, a.k.a Blind Gary Davis, a.k.a Blind Reverend Gary Davis (1896-1972). (I don’t know if anyone called him the last name, I just thought it was funny). I prime exponent of the Peidmont blues style, his career began in the mid 1920s, and got a major boost during the folk and blues revival four decades later. Here he is from that latter phase, in a half-hour tv special recorded in 1967:

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