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Author Topic: some guy playing Rev. Gary Davis  (Read 3741 times)

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Offline eric

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Re: some guy playing Rev. Gary Davis
« Reply #60 on: June 11, 2015, 08:05:05 AM »
Really nice, I agree with Uncle Bud that the accompaniment works well with this song.
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Eric

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Re: some guy playing Rev. Gary Davis
« Reply #61 on: June 11, 2015, 10:18:57 AM »
thanks, all! There's undoubtedly more going on in that one than I got to, and I did cop the little interlude from Ernie Hawkins - I heard him play that in the context of Cocaine Blues years and years ago. I asked him about it and he said that Rev. Davis had played something like that for him...  it was nice to honor that in some way.

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Re: some guy playing Rev. Gary Davis
« Reply #62 on: October 27, 2015, 06:19:35 PM »
The J-45 is back from some surgery, and its reappearance is definitely distracting me from the fiddle hole I've been in. This song was in the guitar when it came back:

« Last Edit: October 27, 2015, 08:27:38 PM by frankie »

Offline Parlor Picker

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Re: some guy playing Rev. Gary Davis
« Reply #63 on: October 28, 2015, 02:47:55 AM »
Magnificent, Frank!
"I ain't good looking, teeth don't shine like pearls,
So glad good looks don't take you through this world."
Barbecue Bob

Offline Prof Scratchy

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Re: some guy playing Rev. Gary Davis
« Reply #64 on: October 28, 2015, 03:56:16 AM »
What PP said!

Offline Pan

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Re: some guy playing Rev. Gary Davis
« Reply #65 on: October 28, 2015, 06:49:11 AM »
Excellent!

Greatr singing on this one! And the guitar's surgery appears to be a very succesful one!

Cheers

Pan

Offline frankie

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Re: some guy playing Rev. Gary Davis
« Reply #66 on: October 29, 2015, 04:15:51 AM »
Thanks, Parlor Picker, Prof and Pan.

For those interested in the details - as it turns out, the guitar is a 1961 J-45 that was apparently re-topped some time in the 70s. At that time, the logo on the headstock was likely replaced as well. The bridgeplate that was put on in the 70s was extremely thick and scored. At some point, the guitar was also fretted with lamentably flat and wide frets - the kind of thing you'd expect on a Les Paul in about 1984.

The surgery consisted of a neck reset, refret and bridge plate replacement with a smaller, thinner example - all of this essentially returned the guitar to a state much closer to its original and it plays and sounds wonderful!

Offline Kokomo O

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Re: some guy playing Rev. Gary Davis
« Reply #67 on: October 30, 2015, 11:16:49 AM »
Yes, Frankie, more real good stuff.

I've commented before on those serious looking mics on the edge of the screen. Would love to see you put up more material on Bandcamp.

Offline rjtwangs

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Re: some guy playing Rev. Gary Davis
« Reply #68 on: November 04, 2015, 12:08:50 PM »
Frankie never disappoints....great playing AND great VOCALS!!! Really great Frankie....


 Rick

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« Reply #69 on: December 08, 2015, 04:04:00 AM »
Thanks, Kokomo and Rick.  I'll have to organize some things for bandcamp - I was doing ok with it in the beginning, then I had a kind of dry spell (turning out to be seasonal, in hindsight), but when I started back up again I wasn't being as organized as I could have been...  Time to change that!

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Re: some guy playing Rev. Gary Davis
« Reply #70 on: December 29, 2015, 01:41:02 AM »
Great take on an absolutely beautifull song!

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