Davy Graham

Genres: Folk Instrumental
Tags: folk acoustic guitar british folk instrumental Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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22 November 1940, Leicester, England, of Scottish and Guyanese parents. An influential guitarist in British folk circles, Graham’s itinerant travels throughout Europe and North Africa resulted in a cosmopolitan and unorthodox repertoire. By the early 60s he was a fixture of the London fraternity and his 1961 recording with Alexis Korner, 3/4 A.D. , showcased his exceptional talent. The EP included the much-fêted ‘Angi’ (later spelt ‘Anji’), an evocative instrumental that Paul Simon and Bert Jansch later covered using Graham’s innovative DADGAD guitar tuning. The 1964 album Folk, Blues & Beyond... showcased Graham’s eclectic talent, with material drawn from Charles Mingus, Lead Belly, Bob Dylan and Blind Willie Johnson. The expressive instrumental, ‘Maajun (A Taste Of Tangier)’, emphasized the modal element of Graham’s playing and although never more than adequate as a singer, his inspired guitar work was...

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