“The Singing Reverend” by Blind Gary Davis with Sonny Terry - album review

TJR says

Recorded by Kenneth Goldstein in NYC in April, 1954. Although Stinson SLP56 is widely agreed as Gary Davis debut LP, the actual year of release seems to be debatable. The first issue 10” LP (with the blue background front cover) was initially released in the mid-50s… the majority of reports seem to conflict between 1954 and 1956. I finally plumped for the 1954 release date as this was given in the deeply authoritative discography section (page 51) in “Oh What a Beautiful City: A Tribute to Reverend Gary Davis” by Rev Gary Davis, Robert Tilling. The album was later re-issued as a 12” LP in 1963 (using the same cat. no!) All songs written by Rev. Gary Davis. His guitar and vocals are accompanied throughout by Sonny Terry on harmonica.

The Jukebox Rebel
22-May-2012

A1 [04:10] 5.8.png Blind Gary Davis with Sonny Terry - I Can’t Make This Journey By Myself (Gary Davis) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A2 [03:40] 5.3.png Blind Gary Davis with Sonny Terry - Oh What A Beautiful City (Gary Davis) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A3 [03:36] 5.7.png Blind Gary Davis with Sonny Terry - Jesus Met The Woman At The Well [1954 version] (Traditional, Gary Davis) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A4 [02:30] 6.3.png Blind Gary Davis with Sonny Terry - You Got To Move [1954 recording] (Gary Davis) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B1 [03:53] 6.6.png Blind Gary Davis with Sonny Terry - Bad Company Brought Me Here (Gary Davis) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B2 [04:36] 5.2.png Blind Gary Davis with Sonny Terry - Motherless Children [1954 recording] (Traditional) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [03:58] 5.6.png Blind Gary Davis with Sonny Terry - Say No To The Devil (Gary Davis) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B4 [02:50] 5.6.png Blind Gary Davis with Sonny Terry - Death Is Riding Everyday (Gary Davis) Blues / Rhythm n Blues




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