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DavisApril 30, — May 5, was a blues and gospel singer who was also proficient on the banjoguitar and harmonica. His fingerpicking guitar style influenced many other artists. Davis was born in Laurens, South Carolinain the Piedmont region.
Of the eight children his mother bore, he was the only one who survived to adulthood. He became blind as an infant. He recalled being poorly treated by his mother and that his father placed him in the care of his paternal grandmother. Davis reported that when he was 10 years old his father was killed in Birmingham, Alabama ; he later said that he had been told that Death Dont Have No Mercy - East City Blues Band - In Session father was Death Dont Have No Mercy - East City Blues Band - In Session by the Birmingham sheriff.
He took to the guitar and assumed a unique multivoice style produced solely with his thumb and index finger, playing gospel, ragtimeand blues tunes along with traditional and original tunes in four-part harmony. In the mids, Davis migrated to Durham, North Carolinaa major center of black culture at the time. Longa store manager with a reputation for supporting local artists, introduced Davis, Fuller, and Red to the American Record Company.
The subsequent recording sessions available on his Complete Early Recordings marked the real beginning of Davis's career. During his time in Durham, he became a Christian. In the s, the blues scene in Durham began to decline, and Davis moved to New York. The folk revival of the s invigorated Davis's career. He performed at the Newport Folk Festival. Davis died of a heart attack in Mayin Hammonton, New Jersey.
Many of Davis' recordings were published posthumously. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For those of a similar name, see Gary Davies disambiguation. Blues: A Regional Experience. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger.
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