Thursday, 18 December 2008

Davy Graham 1940 - 2008

With great sadness I heard of Davy Graham's passing this week.

Davy was one of the great pioneers of the British Folk scene in the 1960s along with the likes of John Renbourn and Bert Jansch. Bert Jansch is known very much for his rendition of Anji which was written by Davy Graham. I was introduced to that piece by my first guitar teacher and that was when I first came across him.

From my perspective he's a name I've known and respected but really it was the people he influenced who've subsequent been influences on me, Gordon Giltrap, John Martyn and Jimmy Page.

Here is some Davy Graham to remember him by.



And here is Gordon Giltrap playing Anji(e) in his own stunning style.

3 comments:

  1. It seems to me that everyone's making sure they pop their clogs before Xmas!!!!

    I know there's a global credit crunch supposedly going on, but that seems a little extreme!

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  2. geez, like Kenski pointed out, just how many of our most loved legends have gone in the last month?? Sign of gettin old i guess. I remember when my parent were in their 40's and they always seemed to be going to funerals. Shame. Thanks for sharing. P

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  3. Damn, Gordon kicked ass ! Merry Christmas, Furtheron.

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