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Reverend Gary Davis

"Catch him! Catch him! There he goes..." Finding Recordings and Books:
  • The listings at the Library of Congress Catalogs can tell you what might be available from your library or through interlibrary loan. http://catalog.loc.gov/

  • Complete listings for Reverend Gary Davis at Amazon.com will give you a good idea of what is available.

    NOTE: If you link from here to Amazon.com and then buy something through them, 2.5%5 to 15% of your purchase price will be donated to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

    • Complete Early Recordings, Reverend Gary Davis. These are from the only recording session known from Davis' Piedmont years. Originally recorded in 1935. Audio CD (September 15, 1994); Yazoo; ASIN: B000000G8N

    • Demons and Angels: The Ultimate Collection [box set] [live] This 3-CD set includes among its 58 cuts a number that haven't been released elsewhere. Produced by Stefan Grossman. Audio CD (March 13, 2001), Original Release Date: March 13, 2001. Shanachie; ASIN: B000059LEM

    • Harlem Street Singer, Reverend Gary Davis. More of his tunes from Prestige recordings of the early sixties. Audio CD (March 11, 1993) Original Blues; ASIN: B000000XYN

    • The Guitar & Banjo of Reverend Gary Davis, Reverend Gary Davis. Some obscure instrumental studio cuts from the mid-sixties. Incudes Davis on harmonica as well as banjo and guitar. Audio CD (July 31, 2001) Original Release Date: 1978; Number of Discs: 1; Original Blues; ASIN: B00005N815

    • I Am the True Vine, Reverend Gary Davis. "This collection serves up a mixture of religious and blues songs in a way that only Gary Davis could do. The cuts on this compilation are some of his earliest recordings..." Audio CD (June 6, 2000) Original Release Date: 1999; Number of Discs: 1; Catfish Records; ASIN: B00004SC6M

    • Little More Faith, Reverend Gary Davis. Recorded in the very early sixties. Audio CD (July 20, 1999), Original Release Date: July 6, 1999; Original Blues; ASIN: B00000JQKG

    • Live at Newport [extra tracks] [live], Reverend Gary Davis. Recorded at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Audio CD (March 13, 2001) Original Release Date: March 13, 2001. Number of Discs: 1; Vanguard Records; ASIN: B000059T1R

    • Pure Religion & Bad Company, Reverend Gary Davis. Audio CD (February 14, 1992) Original Release Date: 1957; Number of Discs: 1; Smithsonian/Folkways; ASIN: B000001DHR

    • Say No to the Devil, Reverend Gary Davis. More early Prestige relaeses. Audio CD (July 1, 1991) Original Release Date: 1958; Number of Discs: 1; Original Blues; ASIN: B000000XXE

      With Other Performers:
    • Good Morning Blues, Reverend Gary Davis, Leadbelly, and Dan Smith. Includes 5 tunes by Davis. Audio CD (November 19, 1993), Original Release Date: 1990; Number of Discs: 1 Biograph Records; ASIN: B000003HLN

    • Gospel, Blues & Street Songs, Reverend Gary Davis, Pink Anderson. About half the album is songs of Pink Anderson, a street and medicine show performer of the same era - special rare treat! Audio CD (February 17, 1992) Original Release Date: July 1961 Number of Discs: 1 Original Blues; ASIN: B000000XXP

    • The Singing Reverend, Sonny Terry, Reverend Gary Davis. Audio CD (February 28, 1995) Original Release Date: 1994; Number of Discs: 1; Collectables; ASIN: B0000008XN


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