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Offline uncle bud

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Field Recorders' Collective - New Rev. Gary Davis CD
« on: October 29, 2010, 11:30:27 AM »
The Field Recorders' Collective hasn't been mentioned much here, presumably because they mostly deal in old-time music, but I noticed they have a new Rev. Gary Davis disc of wire recordings made by John Cohen in 1952, so the year before the tape recordings reissued a little while back on Smithsonian Folkways as "If I Had My Way: Early Home Recordings".



   1. I am the True Vine (3:05)
   2. I Can?t Make the Journey By Myself (4:05)
   3. Jesus Met the Woman at the Well (3:49)
   4. Please Don?t Drive Your Children Away (2:44)
   5. I?m Gonna Meet You at the Station (3:55)
   6. Instrumental (Cocaine) (1:27)
   7. Children Go Where I Send Thee (2:39)
   8. I Got To Walk That Lonesome Valley (3:09)
   9. I See the Sign of Judgement (1:33)
  10. Bad Company Brought Me Here (3:47)
  11. Tell Me, John (2:43)
  12. Tessie (4:57)
  13. Twelve Gates to the City (3:19)

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Offline jostber

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Re: Field Recorders' Collective - New Rev. Gary Davis CD
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2010, 03:06:01 AM »
This seems like an interesting release. Anyone heard this?


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Re: Field Recorders' Collective - New Rev. Gary Davis CD
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2010, 07:55:55 AM »
I haven't heard it yet, although I'm looking forward to getting it.  Ray Alden (RIP) told me he had some recordings of Houston Stackhouse, John Jackson and Hacksaw Harney  - all from his days as one of the organizers of the Clearwater Festival.  Those may see the light of day via FRC some day, too.

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Re: Field Recorders' Collective - New Rev. Gary Davis CD
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2010, 08:14:06 AM »
This is from a time when Davis' was really at his best, would like to check it out. Love the recordings at the "Gospel, Blues & Street Songs" album recorded in 1956.





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Re: Field Recorders' Collective - New Rev. Gary Davis CD
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2010, 09:59:18 AM »
I've merged these two threads since we had discussed this new Rev. Gary Davis disc earlier, or at least discussed its existence. Anyone heard it yet? Definitely on my want list.

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Re: Field Recorders' Collective - New Rev. Gary Davis CD
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2010, 11:24:06 AM »
I have it and indeed, this is from the days Reverend Gary davis was at his best but be prepared - the quality of the recordings is not so good (it's like listening to a very old cassette tape playing in a shaky car, if you know what I mean).  The "If I Had My Way" cd is much better.

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Re: Field Recorders' Collective - New Rev. Gary Davis CD
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2010, 06:20:28 PM »
Wasn't it done on a wire recorder?

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Re: Field Recorders' Collective - New Rev. Gary Davis CD
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2010, 06:47:59 PM »
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This is from a time when Davis' was really at his best, would like to check it out. Love the recordings at the "Gospel, Blues & Street Songs" album recorded in 1956.

He was always at his best, its just that the older he got the more complex his music became until even he couldn't play it without errors anymore. No one else can either.
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Re: Field Recorders' Collective - New Rev. Gary Davis CD
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2011, 02:07:19 PM »
Clearly it's a wire recorder and shows a wire recorder package on the front of the CD. You can by the way get very decent quality recordings with those if you know what you're doing. I've got a few of them I restored. What's amazing is the sound I can get from recording on one. I can play lots of old blues songs in and they come back like a 78 without the crackle.

 


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