Ragtime Blues Guitar Lesson - How To Play Candyman by Rev Gary Davis
Fingerstyle Ragtime Blues Guitar Of Gary Davis
should all be forever grateful for the legacy left by the original
great of blues guitarists. Here's a short lesson showing a couple of
simple variations on the basic Candy Man theme, as played by the
legendary Reverend Gary Davis. What he did with just three chords was
Radio interview I did http://hubpages.com/hub/playacousticbluesguitar
For me, Rev Davis was the daddy of them all. He could play delta blues, swing blues, folk, Gospel - anything at all. if it culd be finger-picked, he could do it. He said he was taught in part by Blind Willie Walker, another South Carolina ragtime guitar wizard, but by the time Gary was 30 years old, he was the King.
He never professed to looking up to any other guitar players, except he did once say that Blind Blake was the best that ever did it, and that 'nobody could swing like Big Bill (Broonzy)'. That's the nail on the head right there, the three best blues players of them all. Robert Johnson doesn't come close as far technique is concerned.
Listen to the MP3 of Gary Davis talking about playing the guitar below:
Advice on Guitar Playing from Rev. Gary Davis.mp3
CANDY MAN SONG LYRICS:
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