“A Little More Faith” by Reverend Gary Davis - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1961Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

His second LP for Prestige Blueville in 1961. “You Got To Move” and “Motherless Children” had been done on his debut LP “The Singing Reverend” in 1954 – apart from these two this was all newly recorded material by the 65 year old, who was invited back to record his second set for Prestige Records, 12 months after the first. This one was recorded in a single day (as normal) in New York on August 10th, 1961, with Rudy Van Gelder at the helm once again to ensure a clean take. Davis pick playing and earthy vocal continues to be easy on the ear – but, as with many virtuosos, he never threatens transcendence and rarely varies tempo or tone.

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A1 [03:22] 6.4.png Reverend Gary Davis - You Got To Move [1961 recording] (Gary Davis) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A2 [05:00] 5.7.png Reverend Gary Davis - Crucifixion [album version ’61] (Gary Davis) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A3 [03:04] 5.4.png Reverend Gary Davis - I’m Glad I’m In That Number (Traditional) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A4 [03:33] 5.3.png Reverend Gary Davis - There’s A Table Sittin’ In Heaven (Gary Davis) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [04:15] 5.5.png Reverend Gary Davis - Motherless Children [1961 recording] (Traditional) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A6 [03:16] 5.8.png Reverend Gary Davis - There’s A Bright Side Somewhere (Gary Davis) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B1 [03:09] 5.0.png Reverend Gary Davis - I’ll Be Alright Someday (Traditional) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B2 [03:32] 5.4.png Reverend Gary Davis - You Better Mind (Traditional) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [03:46] 5.5.png Reverend Gary Davis - A Little More Faith (Gary Davis) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B4 [04:38] 5.1.png Reverend Gary Davis - I’ll Fly Away (Traditional) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B5 [03:40] 4.8.png Reverend Gary Davis - God’s Gonna Separate [album version ’61] (Traditional) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B6 [03:29] 4.6.png Reverend Gary Davis - When I Die I’ll Live Again (Gary Davis) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
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