Harlem Street Singer (Remastered)
Reverend Gary Davis
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||Samson and Delilah||Reverend Gary Davis||4:03||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Let Us Get Together Right Down Here||Reverend Gary Davis||3:09||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||I Belong to the Band||Reverend Gary Davis||2:54||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Pure Religion||Reverend Gary Davis||2:57||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Great Change Since I Been Born||Reverend Gary Davis||4:03||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Death Don't Have No Mercy||Reverend Gary Davis||4:43||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Twelve Gates to the City||Reverend Gary Davis||3:09||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Goin' to Sit Down On the Banks of the River||Reverend Gary Davis||2:55||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Tryin' to Get Home||Reverend Gary Davis||3:47||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Lo, I Be With You Always||Reverend Gary Davis||4:18||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||I Am the Light of This World||Reverend Gary Davis||3:35||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Lord, I Feel Just Like Goin' On||Reverend Gary Davis||3:30||$1.69||View in iTunes|
Recorded during a three hour session on August 24, 1960, Gary Davis laid down 12 of his most impassioned spirituals for Harlem Street Singer. Starting off the session with a version of Blind Willie Johnson's "If I Had My Way I'd Tear That Building Down," here renamed "Samson and Delilah," Davis is in fine form. His vocals are as expressive as Ray Charles' while similar in richness to Richie Havens' work. Harlem Street Singer features his inspired country blues fingerpicking as well. Many moods color the selections, from the gentle "I Belong to the Band" to the mournful "Death Don't Have No Mercy," only to be followed by the joyous shouting of "Goin' to Sit Down on the Banks of the River." Overall, the collection is well worth the purchase and should be considered essential listening for fans of country blues or gospel.