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James Davis

James Davis was first played on NTS on 22 September 2019. Songs played include Goly.

A jazzy sound sharing the inspiration and spiritual stories of when he was growing up, using a blend of popular music styles.

James Davis (1931-2007) was from Perry, Georgia. Mid-Georgia remains a vast untapped area of undocumented musical traditions. His music stemed from the fife and drum music, which is among the oldest African-American musical traditions. His father played the snare drum and his uncle played the bass drum. They used to go to the crossroads store on Saturday nights and play until Sunday morning, drawing crowds all night long. This…

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Goly
James Davis
R & W Records1988
Goly
James DavisR & W Records1988
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