Today’s Music to keep me Saaannneee in Isolation – Davy Graham

Just listen to Anji and marvel!

Davy was the guy who started the whole contemporary folk scene in Britain. In the early sixties, he went out to Morroco and brought back the rhythms and chords. He married them to traditional British folk songs and created  a whole new way of playing.

His work with Shirley Collins (a traditional folk singer) was extraordinary for its time. Folk Routes New Routes was something new. It lay the groundwork for bands like Fairport Convention.

He was an extraordinary guitarist – the best on the Les Cousins folk scene and his incredible work on songs like Anji laid down the standard for all the others to aspire to.

Davy was a genius – but heroin was his downfall.

Today I’ll be nodding along to those fabulous sounds

 

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