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Album Review

With the exception of the opening "Uncle Tom's Dead," which is a blues versus rap debate of only minimal interest, Guy Davis' Legacy consists of the blues from various genres. Alternating older material with his recent originals (some of which sound more traditional than the vintage songs), Davis plays straight-ahead blues, country blues, a couple songs that could be called bluish pop, folk music, and blues ballads. Davis' baritone singing is pleasing, his guitar is solid, and his band is tight yet versatile. It is Davis' goal to keep the legacy of the blues alive, and this CD should help the worthy effort.

Customer Reviews

The real deal

If you like the blues, Guy is a Legend. If you don't listen to the blues, Guy's music is a good way to understand where it all came from.

Uncle Tom is dead

Dont dismiss this track. No its not pure blues but the blues rap debate is pretty good stuff. I play his all the time.


hi guy! if u read this, u know who i am. ignore my "name". just wanted 2 say hi. c u soon! keep up the good work! <3


Born: May 12, 1952 in New York, NY

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Updating the rural blues tradition for the modern era, Guy Davis was among the most prominent ambassadors of African-American art and culture of his generation, additionally winning great acclaim for his work in the theater. The son of the noted actors, directors, and activists Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, he was born in New York City on May 12, 1952; though raised in the city, Davis was frequently regaled with stories of Southern country life as a child, and over time became so enamored of the music...
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