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Album: Give in Kind
# Song Title   Time
1)    Good Liquor
2)    Loneliest Road That I Know
3)    Lay Down by My Side
4)    I Will Be Your Friend
5)    (I Love My Job)
6)    Layla, Layla
7)    Honeydew Melon Rag
8)    Six Cold Feet of Ground
9)    Grandma Is Dancing
10)    What You Doin'
11)    Watch Over Me
12)    I Don't Know
13)    Don't You Leave Me Here
14)    Joppatowne (Intro)
15)    Joppatowne
16)    God's Unchanging Hand
 
Album: Give in Kind
# Song Title   Time
1)    Good Liquor
2)    Loneliest Road That I Know
3)    Lay Down by My Side
4)    I Will Be Your Friend
5)    (I Love My Job)
6)    Layla, Layla
7)    Honeydew Melon Rag
8)    Six Cold Feet of Ground
9)    Grandma Is Dancing
10)    What You Doin'
11)    Watch Over Me
12)    I Don't Know
13)    Don't You Leave Me Here
14)    Joppatowne (Intro)
15)    Joppatowne
16)    God's Unchanging Hand
 
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Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Guy Davis (vocals, 6 & 12 string acoustic guitars, 5 string banjo, didgeridoo, harmonica); W'ali Muhammad (electric guitar); Ken Whitely (four stringed banjo, mandolin); Zoe B. Zak (accordion, background vocals); Keith Slattery (piano, Hammond B3 organ); Gary Burke (drums); David Helper (background vocals).
  • Recorded at The Clubhouse, Rhinbeck, New York and Three Bays Studio, Elizaville, New York.
  • Guy Davis has developed into a consummate bluesman. He's listened hard to classic Delta blues and based his style on it, without ever becoming a carbon copy of the greats. Instead they're his jumping-off point into something as individual as "Layla, Layla," where didgeridoo makes an appearance, or the poignant "Joppatowne." Equally adept on guitar, banjo, and harmonica, he's become a force of nature, with the ability to write a song like "I Don't Know" that sounds as if it had come directly from the '30s, alongside covers of Fred McDowell, Big Bill Broonzy, and Sleepy John Estes. The originals and older work mesh perfectly, the sign of a real bluesman. And, of course, he's capable of working the other side of the coin to blues, in gospel, as the closer, "God's Unchanging Hand," clearly shows. This is the tradition reborn and revitalized. Davis' support is wonderfully sympathetic, but he's completely at the center of things, the motivator and mover of this music, and a purveyor of the real blues. His lineage is obvious, and he's the new generation, doing it right and keeping it real. ~ Chris Nickson
Professional Reviews
Living Blues (7-8/02, p.51) - "...Davis really hits his stride, taking material from the likes of Mississippi Fred McDowell, Sleepy John Estes, and Big Bill Broonzy and twisting it like musical taffy, pulling and stretching the songs until they fit his eclectic postmodern style..."

Mojo (Publisher) (7/02, p.108) - "...You are in the hands of a musician fascinated by older music but too independent to replictae it..."
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