Davy Graham

Real Name:
David Michael Gordon Graham
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Born 26th November 1940 Leicester, UK
Died 15th December 2008
English folk singer, arranger and acoustic guitarist. Graham revolutionized folk guitar playing, inventing a distinct modal tuning, bringing elements of jazz/improvisational method, and adding Arabic and Indian textures.
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Albums

GGL 0224 The Guitar Player — Davy Graham Davy Graham The Guitar Player (Album) Pye Golden Guinea Records GGL 0224 UK 1963 Sell This Version
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LK 4652 Folk Roots, New Routes — Davy Graham Shirley Collins And Davy Graham Shirley Collins And Davy Graham - Folk Roots, New Routes (Album) Decca LK 4652 Australia 1964 Sell This Version
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LKA 4649 Folk, Blues & Beyond — Davy Graham Davy Graham Folk, Blues & Beyond (Album) Decca, Decca LKA 4649 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
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LK 4780, LK.4780 Midnight Man — Davy Graham Davy Graham Midnight Man (Album) Decca, Decca LK 4780, LK.4780 UK 1966 Sell This Version
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SKLM 4969 Large As Life And Twice As Natural — Davy Graham Davy Graham Large As Life And Twice As Natural (Album) Decca, Decca SKLM 4969 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
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LK 5011, LK.5011 Hat — Davy Graham Davy Graham Hat (Album) Decca, Decca LK 5011, LK.5011 UK 1969 Sell This Version
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PTLS 1039 Godington Boundry — Davy Graham Davy Graham & Holly* Davy Graham & Holly* - Godington Boundry (Album) President Records PTLS 1039 UK 1970 Sell This Version
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SKL 5056, SKL.5056 The Holly Kaleidoscope — Davy Graham Davy Graham The Holly Kaleidoscope (Album) Decca, Decca SKL 5056, SKL.5056 UK 1970 Sell This Version
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529.708 Rock Generation Vol. 8 - Soft Machine + Mark Leeman 52, Deep Feeling, T-Bones — Davy Graham Soft Machine + Mark Leeman 5*, Davy Graham Soft Machine + Mark Leeman 5*, Davy Graham - Rock Generation Vol. 8 - Soft Machine + Mark Leeman 52, Deep Feeling, T-Bones BYG Records 529.708 France 1972 Sell This Version
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ERON 007 All That Moody — Davy Graham Davey Graham* All That Moody (Album) Eron Enterprises ERON 007 UK 1976 Sell This Version
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SNKL 2138 The Complete Guitarist — Davy Graham Davey Graham* The Complete Guitarist (Album, Comp) Kicking Mule Records SNKL 2138 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
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KM 161, SNKF 158 Dance For Two People — Davy Graham Davey Graham* Dance For Two People (Album) Kicking Mule Records, Sonet KM 161, SNKF 158 UK 1979 Sell This Version
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GS-11039 The Complete Guitarist — Davy Graham Davey Graham* The Complete Guitarist(LP, Album) Guimbarda GS-11039 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
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CrackProbe CD034 Playing In Traffic — Davy Graham Davey Graham* Playing In Traffic (Album) Probe Plus CrackProbe CD034 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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RCCD 3021 After Hours (At Hull University, 4th February 1967) — Davy Graham Davey Graham* After Hours (At Hull University, 4th February 1967) (Album) Rollercoaster Records RCCD 3021 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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LC005 Broken Biscuits — Davy Graham Davy Graham Broken Biscuits (Album) Les Cousins LC005 UK 2007 Sell This Version
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RCCD 3025 Live At St. Andrews Folk Club 8th May 1966 — Davy Graham Davey Graham* Live At St. Andrews Folk Club 8th May 1966(CD, Album) Rollercoaster Records, Les Cousins RCCD 3025 UK 2007 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

Top 70 3/4 A.D. — Davy Graham Davy Graham, Alexis Korner Davy Graham, Alexis Korner - 3/4 A.D. (EP) Topic Records Top 70 UK 1962 Sell This Version
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DFE 8538 From A London Hootenanny — Davy Graham The Thamesiders & Davy Graham The Thamesiders & Davy Graham - From A London Hootenanny(7", EP) Decca DFE 8538 UK 1963 Sell This Version
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none Hummingbird / Travellin' Man — Davy Graham Davy Graham Hummingbird / Travellin' Man(Acetate, 7", TP) Decca none UK 1966 Sell This Version
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F 12841 Both Sides Now — Davy Graham Davy Graham Both Sides Now (Single) Decca F 12841 UK 1968 Sell This Version
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LC019 Davy & Bert Live In Edinburgh — Davy Graham Davy Graham, Bert Jansch Davy Graham, Bert Jansch - Davy & Bert Live In Edinburgh(10", Ltd) Les Cousins LC019 UK 2014 Sell This Version
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Compilations

SEE 48 Folk Blues And All Points In Between — Davy Graham Davey Graham* Folk Blues And All Points In Between (Comp) See For Miles Records Ltd. SEE 48 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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TSCD818 Fire In The Soul — Davy Graham Davy Graham Fire In The Soul(CD, Comp) Topic Records TSCD818 UK 1999 Sell This Version
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532 263-1 A Scholar And A Gentleman — Davy Graham Davy Graham A Scholar And A Gentleman(2xCD, Comp) Decca, Universal UMC 532 263-1 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version

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Bradx

Bradx

January 11, 2015
edited over 8 years ago
This guy had talent to spare and revolutionised folk guitar in the early 60s. A massive influence on the UK scene and further afield too. His tune Angi from a 1962 was a rite of passage for wanna-be guitarists in that decade.
Davy was best when playing guitar - introducing vocals into the frame did spoil things just a tad (never a great vocalist) - although of course hooking up with Shirley Collins in 1964 for the Folk Roots, New Routes album was an absolute masterstoke.

Somewhere down the line something snapped in Davy. He knew that a great many of the legendary jazz players like Charlie Parker, who he adored, were addicted to heroin - and so Davy deliberately got himself hooked. As those who know about such things will tell you - once a man is lost to heroin then everything else in his life has to take second place.
Despite this Davy continued to make some decent albums although his live appearances became sporadic.
I know someone who met Davy in a pub in London not long before he died - without going into details it was a surreal meeting with Davy giving off a very strange vibe.

Anyway - without dwelling too long on the negative - if you are remotely interested in the guitar and guitar playing then check out all his '60s albums. Absolutely mind-blowing technique.

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