WorldCat Identities

Davis, Gary 1896-1972

Works: 266 works in 522 publications in 2 languages and 7,033 library holdings
Genres: Music  Ragtime music  Country music  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Live sound recordings  Gospel music  Sermons  Hymns  Sacred music 
Roles: Performer, Author, Actor, Composer, Instrumentalist, Singer, Lyricist, Other, Arranger, Conductor
Classifications: PS593.L8, 811.04
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gary Davis
The sound reinforcement handbook by Gary Davis( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maple leaf rag : [ragtime in rural America]( Recording )

7 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic blues from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings( Recording )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blues is a sound forged in hard times but powerful enough to bring on the good times. This collection covers nearly half a century of blues with styles including Delta, St. Louis, and Chicago blues by some of the genre's biggest legends
Classic African American gospel( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... The collection does a good job of representing the genre's history."--Dirty Linen
Pure religion and bad company by Gary Davis( Recording )

17 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in Undetermined and English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come back, Africa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1957, Rogosin travelled to South Africa and created a powerfully, moving drama exposing the harsh reality of life under the system apartheid. Filmed secretly under the noses of the feared South African police, Rogosin, his crew, and cast risked arrest and deportation. Miriam Makeba was banned from her country after travelling to Venice for the movie's premiere. The scenes shot in the vibrant black ghetto of Sophiatown are precious images of a lost world. Rogosin took the fight for equality to his homeland with Black roots, his documentary on African American life. The extraordinary cast, including Reverend Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick, attorney and feminist activist Florynce "Flo" Kennedy, musicians Jim Collier, Wende [i.e. Wendy] Smith, Larry Johnson and Reverend Gary Davis, tell stories of heartbreak and despair while their songs blow the roof off the rafters. The film combines tales of oppression with hauntingly beautiful images of the faces of black men, women and children
Classic Appalachian blues by Barry Lee Pearson( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in the racially mixed mines and railroad camps of the southern mountains, Appalachian blues features a blend of African and European musical traditions and a rich variety of styles. Culled from Smithsonian Folkways deep catalog, this collection showcases recordings from all over the region. Includes 11 previously unreleased tracks
Harlem street singer by Gary Davis( )

11 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If I had my way : early home recordings by Gary Davis( )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goodbye, Babylon( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gospel, blues and street songs by Gary Davis( )

7 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and French and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Say no to the Devil by Gary Davis( )

14 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic African American songsters : from Smithsonian Folkways by Barry Lee Pearson( Recording )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing 21 classic tracks, including four previously unreleased, from the deep well of Smithsonian Folkways archives, the connoisseur collection spotlights songs from ragtime, country, Tin Pan Alley, pre-blues songs, blues hybrids, and old-timey string band. Marquee-name artists Big Bill Broonzy, Brownie McGhee, Lead Belly, Peg Leg Sam, Mississippi John Hurt, and more set the record straight that there has long been much more to the African American secular song tradition than just the blues
The guitar & banjo of Reverend Gary Davis by Gary Davis( )

8 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Have a little faith by Gary Davis( )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is no eye : music for photographs by John Cohen( )

4 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six black blues guitarists by Woody Mann( )

2 editions published in 1973 and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transskriptioner efter pladeindspilninger med Blind Blake, Blind Willie McTell, Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Minnie, Robert Wilkins, "Blind" Gary Davis, Jesse "Baby Face" Thomas, Tampa Red, Buddy Boy Hawkins, Scrapper Blackwell, Bo Carter og "Little Hat" Jones
Down in the basement : Joe Bussard's treasure trove of vintage 78s, 1926-1937 by Joe Bussard( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Dylan's Greenwich Village : sounds from the scene in 1961 by Bob Dylan( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early 1961, a 19-year-old Bob Dylan, having dropped out of college at the end of his freshman year, traveled to New York City, ostensibly to visit his idol Woody Guthrie, hospitalized with Huntingdon's Disease. Represents the scene he discovered, the sounds he found Blowin' in the Wind and the artists who were already playing the clubs and bars of the Village upon his arrival
The blues line; a collection of blues lyrics by Eric Sackheim( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of blues lyrics heavily weighted to the so-called "country blues" but covering the whole spectrum of blues, from beginnings in Texas, the Mississippi delta, Alabama, and Georgia, as well as the female "city blues" singers of the mid-'20's, to later developments in such urban centers as Memphis, St. Louis and Chicago
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The sound reinforcement handbook
Alternative Names
Blind Gary 1896-1972

Davis, Blind G. 1896-1972

Davis Blind Gary 1896-1972

Davis, Gary D. 1896-1972

Davis, Gary, Rev., 1896-1972

Davis, Rev "Blind" Gary D 1896-1972

Davis, Rev. Gary 1896-1972

Davis Reverand Gary 1896-1972

Davis, Reverend Gary 1896-1972

Gary 1896-1972 Blind

Gary, Blind, 1896-1972

Gary Davis

Gary Davis US-amerikanischer Blues-Gitarrist

Reverend Gary Davis 1896-1972

Reverend Gary Davis Amerikaans muzikant (1896-1972)

Reverend Gary Davis amerikansk bluesgitarist

Reverend Gary Davis amerikansk bluesgitarspelare

Reverend Gary Davis chanteur et guitariste de gospel, Ordonné révérend en 1933

Reverendo Gary Davis compositore, cantante e chitarrista statunitense

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