Hesitation Blues

Blues Characters Vol.14

2 CD - Le Chant du Monde 2742508/09
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original title: Davis Reverend Gary / Hesitation Blues

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  • BLUES CHARACTERS, a prestigious new 30-volume collection, invites the listener to discover the work of the great men and women who made blues history; the pioneers of one of the greatest musical adventures of the twentieth century. Released as an 3-panel Digipack, each volume of the collection includes 2 CDs (nearly 2 1/2 hours of listening) and is accompanied by a 36-page booklet containing biographies and notes in French and English, with original photos and illustrations. Blues Characters will make a truly wonderful addition to any blues collection. The first 10 volumes of this authoritative collection are presented here, with 20 further volumes to follow in 2016.

    Along with Blind Blake and Blind Willie McTell, Reverend Gary Davis is one of the three main figureheads of the ‘East Coast School of Ragtime Guitar’. A character as loveable for his generosity as he was irritating for his unwillingness to compromise (or perhaps on the contrary ‘remarkable for his uncompromising nature and irritating in his generosity’) the man was always glad to give advice and share his teachings. He often got ripped off and denied his rights, but he never wavered from the content or the form of his art. He was never tempted to sell his soul at the crossroads for an extra dose of genius. He left behind him enough recordings to continue, almost half a century later, to inspire and stimulate hundreds of musicians and delight thousands of listeners.

  • 2 CD - 2h 34mn 22s
    upc/ean. 3149024250828
    ref. 2742508/09
    release date. 2015-10-30