As the Album Title states, this Album is a mesh of Folk, Blues and Jazz Sounds, meshed by the genius playing of Davy Graham, establishing the sounds of the new Musical Generation, the Folk Revival, who would be 'officially' brought into existence next year, 1965 (with the releases of Bert Jansch's and John Renbourn's Debut Albums). Graham would pick-up the Best Folk Material Available and re-interpret it all, with his unique Middle-Eastern approach to his instrument (the famous DADGAD guitar tuning). Leadbelly, Bob Dylan, Willie Dixon and Reverend Gary Davis all were covered. This Second Album by Graham is now seen as Folk's Seminal recording, which has even influenced the likes of Jimmy Page. He never managed to achieve mainstream fame, outside the Folk circle, not only because of his lack of will to show himself but also a strange unpredictable and instinctive decisions made him an unreliable figure, never trusted by his Publishers.
Best Tracks - "Leavin' Blues", "Cocaine", "Sally Free And Easy", "Black Is The Colour Of My True Love's Hair", "Seven Gypsies", "Moanin'", "Maajun", "My Babe" and "Better Git It In Your Soul". An amazing Album, with pioneer guitar playing, and even though it is not that much appreciated, i like his Vocals. It is a landmark not only in Folk Music but in the History of Music itself. It showed a whole generation a new array of sounds they could pick up and transform into Rock Sounds.
Davy Graham (Folk, Blues & Beyond Personnel):
- Davy Graham - Guitar, Vocals.
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