Davy Graham

Davy 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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Davy Graham Discography

Albums

Davy Graham The Guitar Player (Album) Pye Golden Guinea Records UK 1963 Sell This Version
Shirley Collins And Davy Graham Shirley Collins And Davy Graham - Folk Roots, New Routes (Album) Decca Australia 1964 Sell This Version
Davy Graham Folk, Blues & Beyond (Album) Decca, Decca Australia 1965 Sell This Version
Davy Graham Midnight Man (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1966 Sell This Version
Davy Graham Large As Life And Twice As Natural (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1968 Sell This Version
Davy Graham Hat (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1969 Sell This Version
Davy Graham & Holly* Davy Graham & Holly* - Godington Boundry (Album) President Records UK 1970 Sell This Version
SKL 5056 Davy Graham The Holly Kaleidoscope(LP, Album) Decca SKL 5056 UK 1970 Sell This Version
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 France 1972 Sell This Version
Davey Graham* All That Moody (Album) Eron Records UK 1976 Sell This Version
Davey Graham* The Complete Guitarist (Album, Comp) Kicking Mule Records UK 1978 Sell This Version
Davey Graham* Dance For Two People (Album) Kicking Mule Records, Sonet UK 1979 Sell This Version
Davey Graham* After Hours (At Hull University, 4th February 1967) (Album) Rollercoaster Records UK 1997 Sell This Version
RCCD 3025 Davey Graham* Live At St. Andrews Folk Club 8th May 1966(CD, Album) Rollercoaster Records, Les Cousins RCCD 3025 UK 2007 Sell This Version
LC005 Davy Graham Broken Biscuits(CD, Album) Les Cousins LC005 UK 2007 Sell This Version
Probe/Crack 34 Davey Graham* Playing In Traffic(CD, Album) Probe Plus Probe/Crack 34 UK 2010 Sell This Version
LC006 Davy Graham The Holly Kaleidoscope(CD, Album) Les Cousins LC006 UK 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Davy Graham, Alexis Korner Davy Graham, Alexis Korner - 3/4 A.D. (EP) Topic Records UK 1962 Sell This Version
Davy Graham Both Sides Now (Single) Decca UK 1968 Sell This Version
LC019 Davy Graham, Bert Jansch Davy Graham, Bert Jansch - Davy & Bert Live In Edinburgh(10", Ltd) Les Cousins LC019 UK 2014 Sell This Version

Compilations

Davey Graham* Folk Blues And All Points In Between (Comp) See For Miles Records Ltd. UK 1985 Sell This Version
TSCD818 Davy Graham Fire In The Soul(CD, Comp) Topic Records Ltd. TSCD818 UK 1999 Sell This Version
532 263-1 Davy Graham A Scholar And A Gentleman(2xCD, Comp) Decca, Universal UMC 532 263-1 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
HUX 113 Davy Graham From Monkhouse To Medway 1963-1973(CD, Comp, RE) Hux Records HUX 113 UK 2010 Sell This Version
LC016 Davy Graham Anthology: 1961-2007 Lost Tapes(3xCD, Comp) Les Cousins LC016 UK 2012 Sell This Version

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Bradx

Bradx

January 11, 2015
edited about 1 year 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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