Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Davey Graham 1940 - 2008

I never knew who Davey Graham was until I was thirty, but I knew his greatest tune 'Anji' from childhood. Paul Simon plays a version of it on The Sounds Of Silence album.

YouTube is full of videos of amateur guitar players massacring Anji - it must be the Smoke On The Water of folk music. The best version I found is by Bert Jansch.

2 comments:

Mel said...

Okay......THAT was worth listening to twice!

Tyvm, sir.

Donn Coppens said...

the Smoke On The Water of folk music..awesome line!

Reminds me of one of my faves..Classical Gas by Mason Williams...
I wish that I could play either.