7/20/2004 01:51:07 PM|||peter patnaik|||Did Blogspot steal the preview post button? Why would they thinkg that was a good idea, now i can change the time and date of my post(for whatever purpose that would serve) but i can't preview my post before it's up, lame.

I haven't really focused on the gospel aspect of this blog so far, but i hope to change that in the upcoming weeks. Starting off is Rev. Gary Davis with "There's Destruction on This Land." One of my biggest pet peeves is when people say that Gary Davis was from New York, i guess because of his title of his album - Harlem Street Preacher. Davis was born in Greenville, South Carolina and lived most of his life in the Carolinas before moving to new york in 1944. This recording was done at Davis' house in New York by John Cohen in 1953 and Davis is accompied on this track by his lovely wife. The song's tune is a varation of "Whitehouse Blues" and it is likely a standard that Davis had sung in his youth. This set of recordings that are complied by Folkways under the name "If I Had My Way: Early Home Recordings" are some of my favorite blues recordings of all time.

  • Rev. Gary Davis With Annie Davis - There's Destruction On This Land
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