Song of the Day #84 – Samson & Delilah (Rev. Gary Davis)

Happy 121st birthday to Reverend Gary Davis (AKA Blind Gary Davis) the legendary Piedmont style blues and gospel singer! Davis was born in South Carolina, moved to Durham, North Carolina in mid-20’s when Durham was hotspot for African American culture Read More …

Song of the Day #70 – John the Revelator (Son House)

Happy Easter everyone! I’ve got an Easter themed song for my Gospel Sunday series from Son House. John the Revelator is one of the best known and most covered song from the African American gospel tradition. I based the version that Read More …

Song of the Day #31 – Up Above My Head (Sister Rosetta Tharpe)

Happy International Women’s Day! I decided last week to dedicate my Wednesday Song of the Day entries to female performers and coincidentally week two is International Women’s Day. So this week I’m honoring one of the most important figures in Read More …