WorldCat Identities

Davis, Gary 1896-1972

Works: 263 works in 493 publications in 2 languages and 6,751 library holdings
Genres: Music  Drama  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Methods (Music)  Music videos  Documentary films  History  Biography  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Performer, Author, Actor, Composer, Instrumentalist, Singer, Other, Conductor, Lyricist, Arranger
Classifications: M1630.18, 781.643
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gary Davis
The sound reinforcement handbook by Gary Davis( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ragtime in Rural America
Classic blues from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings( Recording )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic African American gospel( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 266 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 )

12 editions published in 1991 in Undetermined and English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic Appalachian blues by Barry Lee Pearson( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 230 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
Come back, Africa by Lionel Rogosin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 215 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
Harlem street singer by Gary Davis( )

11 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goodbye, Babylon( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Say no to the Devil by Gary Davis( )

13 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gospel, blues and street songs by Gary Davis( )

10 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The guitar & banjo of Reverend Gary Davis by Gary Davis( )

8 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Have a little faith by Gary Davis( )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legends of country blues guitar( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The rare footage presented in this video is a treasure beyond imagining, drawn from a myriad of sources, depicting some of the greatest blues musicians who ever lived."--Container
Six black blues guitarists by Woody Mann( )

3 editions published in 1973 and held by 98 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
Classic African American songsters from Smithsonian Folkways( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 94 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
From blues to gospel by Gary Davis( )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down in the basement( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 89 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 89 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
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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, Reverend Gary 1896-1972

Gary 1896-1972 Blind

Gary, Blind, 1896-1972

Gary Davis

Gary Davis US-amerikanischer Blues-Gitarrist

Reverendo Gary Davis compositore, cantante e chitarrista statunitense

Дэвис, Гари

English (96)

French (1)

Legends of country blues guitar"Oh, what a beautiful city" : a tribute to the Reverend Gary Davis (1896-1972) : gospel, blues, and ragtimeRev. Gary Davis/blues guitar : [songs, guitar styles and techniques of the legendary Reverend Gary Davis : a biography and instruction book in standard music notation and tablature with discography and photos]