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Rev Gary Davis - Death Dont Have No Mercy


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I first heard Rev. Davis in the mid-1960s on Pete Seeger's "Rainbow Quest" TV show.  Although I did not have the where-with-all back then to buy records I did have a reel-to-reel recorder I kept handy to tape music I heard on the TV shows I watched on a 12" B&W my parents kept in a back room.  So, this one song would be all I had for a bit.  But it was enough.  

 

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While I did not realize it at the time, back in those days when I was attempting to teach myself fingerpicking, I was going at it with a similar right hand approach as that taken by Rev. Davis.  But where Rev. Davis used his thumb and first finger I went with my thumb and middle finger.  As the years have taken their toll on my hands I have more or less returned to that approach.

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