Oh What a Beautiful City: A Tribute to Reverend Gary Davis


Format: Books | Biography

British journalist and writer Robert Tilling lovingly compiled this touching tribute to the great American Guitar genius Reverend Gary Davis. His enthusiasm for the Reverend's powerful music started after seeing him on his first UK concert tour in 1964.

Reverend Gary Davis (1896-1972) was an African American blues and gospel singer and guitarist. His fingerpicking style was extremely influential; his students in New York City in the 1960s included Stefan Grossman, Roy Bookbinder, Woody Mann, and Ernie Hawkins.

Davis' musical influence extends throughout modern American music from the Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan to Keb Mo and Olabelle. Chapters in this revised and updated biography include a detailed Chronology, Discography, Concert and Record Reviews, quotations, contributions from musicians and admirers as well as over 100 photographs.

ISBN: 9780786682584
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
Published on: 19 May 2010
No of pages: 172
Language: English
Catalogue No: MLB22156