Friday, July 07, 2006

Angie - Davey Graham

'Angie' was written by the now legendary Davey Graham - for many the originator of the folk acoustic guitar style in the 1960's and setting the scene for Bert Jansch, John Renbourne. Davy experimented with music from many places - Morocco, Bulgaria to add new textures to English folk music. One of the great legacies for guitarists was the DADGAD tuning - I have used this for many years now as well as others such as CGCGCD. Happily after many years of obscurity due to encounters with drugs Davy is back and recording again. He has a website. Angie was made famous by Bert Jansch and copied (as were many things) by Paul Simon. Davey's version is, and always will be the best - he manages to get a subtle swing into his. But - we all play it our own way - here I give it some uncouth walloping and rock it around - disgraceful.
by Gerald

6 comments:

Sorlil said...

groovy - has an upbeat simon and garfunkel feel to it, or maybe I'm just thinking that after listening to s&g all afternoon!

PEA said...

I love it...I couldn't sit still in my chair, kept swinging to the music! lol Terrific!!!

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

That was terrific and I think my grandson would love that tune...my grandson plays the guitar in a band.

slap me happy said...

Love it sis, you must be so proud, I know I am. Well done G

Kerri said...

Yes, it reminds me of Simon and Garfunkel too. Great...I love it! How lovely to be able to play the guitar so well.

Grish said...

Hey nice!

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