Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Davy Graham - Hat (1969 uk mix of folk rock with hints of pop, blues and jazz - FLAC)

Highly influential, though often overlooked, British folk guitarist/vocalist Davy Graham recorded several albums during the 1960s and then went into semi-retirement.

This '69 outing, which features solid support by bassist Danny Thompson and drummer John Spooner, showcases Graham's dynamic acoustic guitar work, with the trio running through a set of (primarily) pop and blues standards, including the Beatles' "Getting Better," Simon & Garfunkel's "Homeward Bound," and Willie Dixon's "Hoochie Coochie Man."

The most intriguing tracks, however, are those that veer further left of field, particularly Graham's stunning solo instrumental takes on jazz legend Art Blakey's "Buhaina Chant" and the traditional "Bulgarian Dance," which creates a hypnotically frenetic vibe.

Adventurous, eclectic, and consistently well-executed, HAT is a lost gem that is sure to please open-minded fans of late-'60s British folk.

First released in 1969, this album has never been released on compact disc.

It's a rounded portrait of Davy Graham's remarkable style - drawing together Willie Dixon, Charles Mingus, The Beatles, Henry Purcell and Indian raga on one splendid record (by internet).

Bulgarian Dance:

Track List:
01."Getting Better" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 2:03
02."Lotus Blossom" (Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston) – 2:29
03."I'm Ready" (Willie Dixon) – 2:32
04."Buhaina Chant" (Art Blakey) – 2:34
05."Homeward Bound" (Paul Simon) – 2:21
06."Love Is Pleasing" (Traditional) – 2:16
07."Hornpipe for Harpsichord, Played Upon Guitar" (Purcell) – 1:31
08."Down Along the Cove" (Bob Dylan) – 2:13
09."Hoochie Coochie Man" (Dixon) – 3:38
10."Stan's Guitar" (Stan Watson) – 2:23
11."Pretty Polly" (Traditional) – 3:26
12."Bulgarian Dance" (Traditional) – 3:21
13."I Am a Rock" (Simon) – 2:20
14."Oliver" (Oliver Hunt) – 1:37

Davy Graham:
*Davy Graham (vocals, guitar)
*Danny Thompson (bass instrument)
*Johnny Spooner (drums)

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