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Stefan Grossman's Early Masters of American Blues Guitar: Rev. Gary Davis

Rev. Gary Davis

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Rev. Gary Davis. Composed by Rev. Gary Davis. Guitar Method or Supplement. Stefan Grossman's Early Masters of American Blues Guitar. Blues, Gospel Blues and Country Blues. Guitar tablature songbook and examples CD. With guitar tablature, standard notation, vocal melody, lyrics, chord names and guitar chord diagrams. 80 pages. Alfred Music #00-F3175GTA. Published by Alfred Music (AP.F3175GTA).

Item Number: AP.F3175GTA

ISBN 0739043293. 9x12 inches. English. Transcribed by Stefan Grossman.

The Early Masters of American Blues series provides the unique opportunity to study the true roots of modern blues. Stefan Grossman, noted roots-blues guitarist and musicologist, has compiled this fascinating collection of 13 songs, transcribed exactly as performed by legendary blues master Rev. Gary Davis. In addition to Stefan's expert transcriptions, the book includes a CD containing the original recordings of Rev. Gary Davis so you can hear the music as he performed it. Reverend Gary Davis, also known as Blind Gary Davis, was a master musician who felt comfortable playing in a wide variety of styles and techniques. He could freely improvise on ragtime, religious and blues themes, and was an exciting and vibrant performer. An ordained minister, Rev. Davis often expressed a preference for gospel music, sometimes refusing to play the blues. In addition to transcribing all the songs in this collection, Stefan Grossman was also a student of Rev. Davis.

  • Goin' to Sit Down on the Banks of the River 
  • Great Change Since I've Been Born 
  • A Little More Faith 
  • Pure Religion 
  • Buck Rag 
  • I Am the Light of this World 
  • You Better Mind 
  • Walkin' Dog Blues 
  • Let Us Get Together 
  • The Angel's Message to Me 
  • Make Believe Stunt 
  • Cocaine Blues 
  • God's Gonna Separate 

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