Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sad news . . . 

I just read that Davey Graham died the other day. I'm not really even that much of a fan, I just know his work from the classic album he made w/ Shirley Collins, "Folk Roots, New Routes" (I did a long embarrassing post about it, here). Actually when I first was listening to that album his guitar playing annoyed me, I found it too flashy. But after many more listens it started to grow on me and that album has become one of my most favorite Shirley Collins albums. I also think it's really one of her strongest and most easily accessible (I wish they could've at least made one more). You really can't call it a Shirley Collins album though b/c Davey Graham's guitar presence on it is very much equal to Shirley's voice. 

On a related note, a few weeks back I was trawling thru the archives of some blog or other and could not believe the amount of truly great people that had died this year, it was nuts. I was thinking they are going have to do a second night of the Oscars which will just be the montage of dead people!?! 


Sunnyside Drive said...

I was sad to hear about this as well. I have a bunch of stuff from him that I've never listened to.

tom nihilist said...

I didn't know that you were aware of him, huh?

You should listen to the album he did w/ my Shirley (I'm saying that now, I don't care!). If you don't already have it, you know where you can get it.