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Author Topic: Rev Gary Davis Biography  (Read 1032 times)

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Offline Bunker Hill

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Rev Gary Davis Biography
« on: October 04, 2011, 01:02:04 PM »
Ian Zack just came over and copied all of the Rev. Davis welfare files from 1933-1944 plus other material. Plus he has the long, long interview that Alan Lomax's first wife did with Rev. Davis. He just needs to do a few interviews and I think he'll have enough background for tackling the bio.

Thus Stefan Grossman wrote me in May last year regarding a proposed RGD biography. At that point Zak was requiring to consult the RGD entries in The Blues Discography and The Gospel Discography, and that's where I came in.

Recently I've been engaged upon scanning some of the more obscure UK reviews/interviews/news items as listed in the RGD entry of Robert Ford's Blues Bibliography, and I think he's now obtained copies of all those references.

Watch this space, I guess.

Offline Bunker Hill

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Re: Rev Gary Davis Biography
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2014, 04:48:43 AM »

Offline Mr.OMuck

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Re: Rev Gary Davis Biography
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2014, 06:58:41 AM »
Wow! I've been waiting a long time for this. And I actually think the "Blurb" is pretty damned good. :)

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Offline uncle bud

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Re: Rev Gary Davis Biography
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2014, 07:30:02 AM »
Yes, will have to break my blues book blockade for this one. Looking forward to it.

Offline Mr.OMuck

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Re: Rev Gary Davis Biography
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2014, 11:11:34 AM »
Not at Barnes & Noble yet. Has a 2015 publishing date so I'm guess ing we'll see it early part of next year.
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
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Offline funkapus

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Re: Rev Gary Davis Biography
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2014, 01:36:17 PM »
Just checked Amazon to see what date they give:  2015 April 6.

Offline Parlor Picker

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Re: Rev Gary Davis Biography
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2014, 03:11:52 AM »
Sounds good!!
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