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Rare Instrumental Treasures - from the playing of Rev. Gary Davis

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Publisher: Grossman's Guitar Workshop

Product Number: 31009M

Format: Softcover & Online Audio

ISBN: 978-15134-6702-3

“One of the wizards of modern music,” was Bob Dylan’s judgement of Rev. Davis’s importance. He was a giant in the story of fingerstyle guitar. He was a master guitar player as well as a wonderful and patient teacher. He was an exciting performer who could entertain a college audience, bring 25,000 people to their feet at an outdoor festival, move the spirit of a handful of men and women in a small Harlem storefront church, or bring smiles to students and friends who gathered around his home to hear his stories and music and inhale his White Owl cigar smoke. He was an innovator in the story of fingerstyle guitar.

I have spent many years learning and documenting the styles and techniques of Rev. Davis. It has been a never-ending journey of wonderful discoveries. The 13 instrumentals in this collection range from slow blues to ragtime instrumentals to long blues improvisations in various keys. I have transcribed from the first to the last notes of each performance. There’s a lot of fingerpicking in these pages. Enjoy the joy and challenges of the guitar of Rev. Gary Davis.

Titles include Swingin’ Blues • Hills & Valleys • Rag Blues in C • Walkin’ the Dog Seven Sisters • (I Got a Woman Crazy for Me) She’s Funny That Way Florida Blues • Honey Get Your Towel Wet • Seven Sisters • Penitentiary Blues Goin’ to Chattanooga • Slow Blues in E • Slippin ’Til My Gal Comes In Partner Baby, What You Going To Do. ©2022, 108 pages

Contents:

I Am The Light of This World 
About the Tunes 
Explanation of the Tab System 
Swingin’ Blues
Hills & Valleys
Rag Blues in C
(I Got a Woman Crazy for Me) She’s Funny That Way 
Honey Get Your Towel Wet
Seven Sisters
Penitentiary Blues
Florida Blues
Slow Blues in E
Goin’ to Chattanooga
Slippin ’Til My Gal Comes In Partner
Walkin’ the Dog
Baby, What You Going To Do
An Interview with Rev. Gary Davis 
Discography 
Ernie Hawkins’ Lessons on Rev. Gary Davis

ISBN

978-15134-6702-3