Rev. Gary Davis

DVD - Rev. Gary Davis, the Video Collection

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The first two tracks are taken from a short film that played in theaters in the early 1960s. Pete Seegers Rainbow Quest had one show that featured Rev. Davis along with Donovan and Shawn Phillips. The next two tunes are from this program. In 1969 Rev. Davis traveled to Seattle, Washington to play for the Folklore Society. Tracks 5-12 were filmed by the Anthropology Department of the University of Washington at the home of John Ullman. This is rough footage but shows Rev. Davis relaxed amongst friends and with his trusty cigar! During that stay John was able to take Rev. Davis in to a proper television studio and tracks 15-23 are from this session. These are seminal performances. The independent filmmaker Lionel Rogosin brought Rev. Davis together with other musicians for his film "Black Roots." Tracks 24-26 are from this film. This collection ends with some very rough footage from the wedding celebration of John Gibbon (one of Rev. Davis earliest New York students). This was originally recorded on reel to reel tape and over the years the tape disintegrated. So what we have left is a faint video image with good sound that shows Rev. Davis enjoying himself at a party with friends. 105 min.   More Details...
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  • Sun Is Goin’ Down
  • Lord, I Feel Like Goin’
  • Children of Zion
  • Oh Glory How Happy I Am
  • Sally Where’d You Get Your Liquor From
  • Calling for Irene
  • Buck Dance
  • Hard Walkin’ Blues
  • Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning
  • Make Believe Stunt
  • Guitar Lesson (Twelve Gates To The City)
  • Twelve Gates To The City (Instrumental)
  • Advice on Playing Guitar
  • Twelve Sticks
  • Twelve Gates To The City
  • Samson and Delilah
  • Cincinnati Flow Rag (Slow Drag)
  • Candyman
  • Sally Where’d You Get Your Liquor From
  • Buck Dance
  • Wouldn’t Say Quit
  • Oh Glory How Happy I Am
  • (I Heard) The Angels Singing
  • I Belong To The Band
  • Talk on Death
  • Death Don’t Have No Mercy
  • She’s Just Funny That Way
  • Samson and Delilah
  • Cincinnati Flow Rag (Slow Drag)
  • Spoonful
  • Buck Dance