Rev. Gary Davis

DVD - Harlem Street Singer-The Guitar Gospel of Reverend Gary Davis

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Tells the story of Reverend Gary Davis, the great blues and gospel musician whose unique style and remarkable skills on guitar inspired a generation of musicians. Traces Davis's journey out of poverty in the Deep South to his iconic status in the folk and rock scene in 1960s New York. Interviews with musicians who knew and studied with Davis - including Bob Weir, Jorma Kaukonen, Peter Yarrow, and Ramblin Jack Elliott - are combined with rare archival footage and photographs. Includes never seen before concert footage of both Davis and Peter, Paul & Mary from the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Co-produced by guitarist Woody Mann, who received his first music schooling in Davis's living room. Celebrates the beauty and spirituality of Reverend Davis's music as well as the human qualities that made him a much beloved teacher and minister. SPECIAL FEATURES: DVD contains over 2 1/2 hours of previously unreleased material, including rare footage of the Reverend in concert in Montreal, performan   More Details...

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Tells the story of Reverend Gary Davis, the great blues and gospel musician whose unique style and remarkable skills on guitar inspired a generation of musicians. Traces Davis's journey out of poverty in the Deep South to his iconic status in the folk and rock scene in 1960s New York. Interviews with musicians who knew and studied with Davis - including Bob Weir, Jorma Kaukonen, Peter Yarrow, and Ramblin Jack Elliott - are combined with rare archival footage and photographs. Includes never seen before concert footage of both Davis and Peter, Paul & Mary from the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Co-produced by guitarist Woody Mann, who received his first music schooling in Davis's living room. Celebrates the beauty and spirituality of Reverend Davis's music as well as the human qualities that made him a much beloved teacher and minister. SPECIAL FEATURES: DVD contains over 2 1/2 hours of previously unreleased material (also included in the download), including rare footage of the Reverend in concert in Montreal, performances by John Cephas, David Bromberg, Jorma Kaukonen, Roy Book Binder, and the Empire Roots Band featuring Bill Sims Jr., Dave Keyes, Woody Mann and Brian Glassman, audio recordings of Woody's guitar lessons and jams with the Reverend, more. 77 min.