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Review: Jesse Edwin Davis (guitarist)

ichMael 14 Apr 10 - 10:05 PM
PoppaGator 15 Apr 10 - 04:38 PM
GUEST,garyedelman 20 Apr 10 - 09:34 PM
GUEST,bankley 21 Apr 10 - 09:43 AM
Wesley S 21 Apr 10 - 10:38 AM
michaelr 21 Apr 10 - 06:54 PM
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Subject: Review: Jesse Edwin Davis (Taj Mahal guitarist)
From: ichMael
Date: 14 Apr 10 - 10:05 PM

Searched, didn't find anything on Jesse Edwin Davis.

Taj Mahal's first album is still the greatest blues album I've ever heard (personal favorite, at least). If you have no electric blues recordings, this might be the one to get.

Jesse Edwin Davis was the guitarist on the album. Wikipedia has an entry about Davis. I was looking for some info on him tonight and read this, didn't realize he'd played guitar with such a range of artists (Conway Twitty to John Lennon).

Youtube has a couple of clips. Everybody Got To Change Sometime, from 1968. Film footage from a club date. High energy. Davis playing a Telecaster, Mahal in fine form. Great clip.

Then there's Leaving Trunk. Singer/harp player Mahal with the trio behind him. This band had vibrancy. The Davis guitar work is superb.


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Subject: RE: Review: Jesse Edwin Davis (guitarist)
From: PoppaGator
Date: 15 Apr 10 - 04:38 PM

I certainly agree with you about that first Taj Mahal album, and remember being immediately impressed with the guitar player, whose name (Jesse Edwin Davis) was new to me.


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Subject: RE: Review: Jesse Edwin Davis (guitarist)
From: GUEST,garyedelman
Date: 20 Apr 10 - 09:34 PM

I'm 90% sure Jesse Edwin Davis was the lead
guitar player for the house band for the Concert
for Bangladesh. Much the same as GD Smith was for
Dylan's 30th Anniversary Concert/Album. There was
a box set released, and some sort of film or video
of it done. I was traveling in England at the time and
staying with some folks and they kept asking me who this
guy was. So I told him about the connection to Taj Mahal,
the fact that he was Native American.

Sad to lose him so young.


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Subject: RE: Review: Jesse Edwin Davis (guitarist)
From: GUEST,bankley
Date: 21 Apr 10 - 09:43 AM

I was talking about him the other day. Saying that he was one of the 1st Native American performers to come along back when... I alwyas liked his style...


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Subject: RE: Review: Jesse Edwin Davis (guitarist)
From: Wesley S
Date: 21 Apr 10 - 10:38 AM

I always thought he went by the name Jesse ED Davis as opposed to Edwin.


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Subject: RE: Review: Jesse Edwin Davis (guitarist)
From: michaelr
Date: 21 Apr 10 - 06:54 PM

JED's guitar playing features prominently on one of my all-time favorite albums, Gene Clark's No Other.


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