5.25 x 7.5
Grossman's Guitar Workshop
The first two tracks are taken from a short film that played in theatres in the early 1960s. This was shot while Rev. Davis lived in the Bronx. The filmmaker was very interested in the ambience but we do get a chance to see Rev. Davis play. Pete Seeger's Rainbow Quest had one show that featured Rev. Davis along with Donovan and Shawn Phillips. The next two tunes are from this program. In 1969 Rev. Davis traveled to Seattle, Washington to play for the Folklore Society. Tracks 5-12 were filmed by the Anthropology Department of the University of Washington at the home of John Ullman.. This is rough footage but shows Rev. Davis relaxed amongst friends and his trusty cigar! During that stay John was able to take Rev. Davis in to a proper television studio and tracks 15-23 are from this session. These are seminal performances. The independent filmmaker Lionel Rogosin brought Rev. Davis together with other musicians for his film Black Roots. Tracks 24-26 are from this film.
This collection ends with some very rough footage from the wedding celebration of John Gibbon (one of Rev. Davis's earliest New York students). This was originally recorded on reel to reel tape and over the years the tape disintegrated. So what we have left is a faint video image with good sound that shows Rev. Davis enjoying himself at a party with friends.
Running time 105 minutes
region 0, playable worldwide.|
(I Heard) The Angels Singing
Advice on Playing Guitar
Calling for Irene
Children of Zio
Cincinnati Flow Rag (Slow Drag)
Death Don't Have No Mercy
Guitar Lesson (Twelve Gates To The City)
Hard Walkin' Blues
I Belong To The Band
Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning
Lord, I Feel Like Goin'
Make Believe Stunt
Oh Glory How Happy I Am
Sally Where'd You Get Your Liquor From
Samson and Delilah
She's Just Funny That Way
Sun Is Goin' Down
Talk on Death
Twelve Gates To The City
Twelve Gates To The City (Instrumental)
Wouldn't Say Quit
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