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  1. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    04 Nov '15 14:49
    YouTube

    I feel lucky to have had an evening recording this legend.
  2. Standard member nimzophysh
    Ranger
    11 Nov '15 21:37
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fpPgo4Deo4

    I feel lucky to have had an evening recording this legend.
    Death Don't Have No Mercy
  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    12 Nov '15 20:45 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by nimzophysh
    Death Don't Have No Mercy
    Sampson and Delilah. 12 gates to the city. You got to move. Candyman (John Hurt has his own version and a bit harder to play, my teach, Mike Stewart, however taught me how to play it almost exactly) Mike AKA Backwards Sam Firk and Tom Hoskins, AKA Fang, rediscovered John Hurt and brought him to DC where he lived with Firk for 3 months, out-partying the whole DC crowd🙂 I was bummed out when I found out John died before I became Mike's student. Oddly enough, I was studying Hurt in 1963, the year Fang and Firk found John, playing over and over the Harry Smith compilation from the 1950's, I got 1/3 of the set, 2 vinyls, in 1963, it had two John Hurt songs, Frankie and the other, Spike Driver Blues ("This is the hammer that killed John Henry, won't kill me) I must have played Spike Driver Blues a hundred times.
  4. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    05 Jan '16 04:14
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fpPgo4Deo4

    I feel lucky to have had an evening recording this legend.
    YouTube

    First time I've ever heard the musician Rev. Gary Davis. He certainly has an extensive repertoire; his passionate performance is enjoyable. Thanks.
    _________

    On a different topic: Does Iris Dement still perform?
  5. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    05 Jan '16 17:33
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [youtube]4fpPgo4Deo4[/youtube]

    First time I've ever heard the musician Rev. Gary Davis. He certainly has an extensive repertoire; his passionate performance is enjoyable. Thanks.
    _________

    On a different topic: Does Iris Dement still perform?
    Here is part of here 2016 schedule, I see she is in NY soon.

    http://www.songkick.com/artists/364629-iris-dement

    She is still young, only 55 so she will be performing for a long time to come. Her schedule goes into 2017.