Magazine article Acoustic Guitar

Legacy

Magazine article Acoustic Guitar

Legacy

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Dave Ray

Legacy

Red House

Three-CD set showcases solo work of an 'American blues master'

Guitarist and singer Dave Ray is remembered as one-third of the seminal folk-blues revival group Koerner, Ray & Glover. But this satisfying, three-CD set, produced by ex-bandmate and longtime friend Tony Glover, showcases Ray as a gifted solo performer with a solid command of everything from '20s, '30s, and '40s blues to the soul-inflected music of Rufus Thomas and Bobby Womack to originals.

The material on this compilation-subtitled "rare and unreleased recordings, 1962-2002, from an American blues master"-is culled from reel-to-reel tapes, old soundboard mix cassettes, video tapes, hard drives, and such. The songs are presented chronologically, so you can trace Ray's evolution as an artist.

Disc 1 covers the period from 1962-1987 and includes three lo-fi tracks recorded in Glover's basement. …

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