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Author Topic: Cedell Davis Obit  (Read 465 times)

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Offline lindy

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Cedell Davis Obit
« on: October 01, 2017, 06:53:12 PM »

I encourage y'all to read this. Cedell had polio as a child, got trampled by stampeding customers in a bar when someone pulled out a gun, had a stroke late in life, but continued to perform despite his physical challenges. The polio stopped him from using his right hand to pick, so he learned how to use a knife as a slide with an "upside-down" guitar. Traveled and played with Robert Nighthawk.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/01/obituaries/cedell-davis-bluesman-dies.html?hpw&rref=obituaries&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well

Here's an extended video someone made about him. There's a nice scene at 38-39 minutes with Cedell playing at a house party for a group of dancers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmXgADPjuwg&feature=youtu.be&t=2316
« Last Edit: October 01, 2017, 06:57:15 PM by lindy »

Offline frailer24

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Re: Cedell Davis Obit
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2017, 12:05:28 AM »
I was introduced to Cedell's work on a now-forgotten vid compilation. What a distinctive sound he had! We shan't hear his like again anytime soon!
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Re: Cedell Davis Obit
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 02:21:08 AM »
T. DeWayne Moore
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