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Friday 27th May 2016

Classic blues gospel album by Rev Gary Davis re-issued

AN ALBUM by Reverend Gary Davis, who in the '60s moved from being a musician singing and playing on the streets of Harlem, New York to become an internationally acclaimed folk, blues and gospel musician, has been re-issued with eight bonus tracks. Writing about 'Harlem Street Singer' the Red Lick catalogue wrote, "Another fabulous re-issue from the good folks at Souljam Records. This latest re-issue is just about as a vital as any they have brought us to date, being the 1961 album (originally issued on Prestige/Bluesville) by the hugely influential figure that was Rev Gary Davis. Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder in New Jersey over the course of a single afternoon, this features many of the songs that Davis became best known and admired for, along with some of his most impassioned vocal performances and intricate guitar playing." CR

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