If I Had My Way: Early Home Recordings

If I Had My Way: Early Home Recordings

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003), 1 hour 7 mins

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Field of Interest
American Music
Description
When young John Cohen went to the home of Reverend Gary Davis in early 1953, Cohen could not have known the importance of the recordings he made. These historic recordings of the Reverend predate his seminal albums and feature Davis singing with his wife and another preacher, a rarity among Davis recordings. The 18 tracks provide a window into the world of this blind preacher caught between the blues and the church. Fans of Davis's work will find theese recordings to be a revelation, as a full ten songs were never recorded again and cannot be heard elsewhere.
Content Type
Music recording
Duration
1 hour 7 mins
Format
Audio
Sub Genre
Country/Rural Blues, Gospel
Label
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Release Date
2003
Subject
American Music, World Music, Music & Performing Arts, American Studies, Gospel Music, United States and Canada, Música Gospel, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá, United States
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Música Gospel, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá

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