Rev. Gary Davis

Real Name:
Gary Davis
Profile:
African-American blues and gospel singer and guitarist.

b. April 30, 1896 (Laurens County, SC, USA)
d. May 5, 1972 (Hammonton, 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 Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, Donovan, Jorma Kaukonen, Ry Cooder, David Bromberg, Wizz Jones and Blind Boy Fuller.
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Rev. Gary Davis Discography Tracks

Albums

Rev. Gary Davis - A Little More Faith album art Reverend Gary Davis* A Little More Faith (Album) Prestige Bluesville US 1961 Sell This Version
Rev. Gary Davis - American Street Songs album art Reverend Gary Davis* / Pink Anderson Reverend Gary Davis* / Pink Anderson - American Street Songs (Album) Riverside Records US 1961 Sell This Version
Rev. Gary Davis - Say No To The Devil album art Reverend Gary Davis* Say No To The Devil (Album) Prestige Bluesville US 1961 Sell This Version
Rev. Gary Davis - The Guitar & Banjo Of Reverend Gary Davis album art Reverend Gary Davis* The Guitar & Banjo Of Reverend Gary Davis (Album) Prestige Folklore US 1964 Sell This Version
XTRA 1009 Rev. Gary Davis - Rev. Gary Davis / Short Stuff Macon album art Rev. Gary Davis / Short Stuff Macon* Rev. Gary Davis / Short Stuff Macon* - Rev. Gary Davis / Short Stuff Macon(LP, Album) XTRA XTRA 1009 UK 1965 Sell This Version
Rev. Gary Davis - The Reverend Gary Davis At Newport album art Rev. Gary Davis The Reverend Gary Davis At Newport (Album) Vanguard US 1968 Sell This Version
SFJL 914, 886 505 JCY Rev. Gary Davis - Bring Your Money, Honey! album art Reverend Gary Davis, The* Bring Your Money, Honey!(LP) Fontana, Fontana SFJL 914, 886 505 JCY UK 1968 Sell This Version
Rev. Gary Davis - Children Of Zion : Reverend Gary Davis In Concert album art Reverend Gary Davis* Children Of Zion : Reverend Gary Davis In Concert (Album) Transatlantic Records UK 1971 Sell This Version
Rev. Gary Davis - Volume 1 - New Blues And Gospel album art Reverend Gary Davis* Volume 1 - New Blues And Gospel (Album) Biograph US 1971 Sell This Version
Rev. Gary Davis - Ragtime Guitar album art Rev. Gary Davis Ragtime Guitar (Album) Transatlantic Records UK 1971 Sell This Version
BLP-12034 Rev. Gary Davis - Volume 2 - 1971 / Lord I Wish I Could See album art Reverend Gary Davis* Volume 2 - 1971 / Lord I Wish I Could See(LP) Biograph BLP-12034 US 1971 Sell This Version
Rev. Gary Davis - Pure Religion! album art Reverend Gary Davis* Pure Religion! (Album) Prestige, Prestige US 1972 Sell This Version
Rev. Gary Davis - O, Glory album art Rev. Gary Davis O, Glory (Album) Adelphi Records Inc. US 1973 Sell This Version
SNKD 1 Rev. Gary Davis - Lo' I Be With You Always album art Rev. Gary Davis Lo' I Be With You Always(2xLP, Album) Sonet, Kicking Mule Records SNKD 1 UK 1973 Sell This Version
Rev. Gary Davis - Let Us Get Together album art Rev. Gary Davis Let Us Get Together (Album, Comp) Sonet, Kicking Mule Records UK 1974 Sell This Version
FS 3542 Rev. Gary Davis - Sun Is Going Down album art Rev. Gary Davis Sun Is Going Down(LP, Album) Folkways Records FS 3542 US 1976 Sell This Version
Rev. Gary Davis - I Am A True Vine album art Rev. Gary Davis I Am A True Vine (Album) Heritage (2) UK 1985 Sell This Version
HT CD 03 Rev. Gary Davis - At The Sign Of The Sun 1962 album art Reverend Gary Davis* At The Sign Of The Sun 1962(CD, Album) Heritage (2) HT CD 03 UK 1990 Sell This Version
Rev. Gary Davis - Pure Religion And Bad Company album art Reverend Gary Davis* Pure Religion And Bad Company (Album) Smithsonian Folkways US 1991 Sell This Version
Rev. Gary Davis - From Blues To Gospel album art Reverend Gary Davis* From Blues To Gospel (Album) Biograph US 1992 Sell This Version
JAM 9133-2 Rev. Gary Davis - Live And Kickin' album art Reverend Gary Davis* Live And Kickin'(CD, Album) Just A Memory JAM 9133-2 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
KATCD146 Rev. Gary Davis - I Am The True Vine album art Rev. Gary Davis I Am The True Vine(CD, Album) Catfish Records KATCD146 UK 2000 Sell This Version
2005 Rev. Gary Davis - The Sun Of Our Life  album art Reverend Gary Davis* The Sun Of Our Life (CD, Album) World Arbiter 2005 US 2002 Sell This Version
SFW CD 40123 Rev. Gary Davis - If I Had My Way: Early Home Recordings album art Reverend Gary Davis* If I Had My Way: Early Home Recordings(CD, Album) Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40123 US 2003 Sell This Version
DOCD-32-20-14 Rev. Gary Davis - Manchester Free Trade Hall 1964 album art Reverend Gary Davis* Manchester Free Trade Hall 1964(CD, Album) Document Records (2) DOCD-32-20-14 Europe 2008 Sell This Version