Newly released and including previously unreleased recordings, Let Us Get Together collects live performances in Portland, OR and Seattle, WA by the great Reverend Gary Davis.
Ordained Baptist Minister, Reverend Gary Davis hailed from Laurens, South Carolina and grew up playing the distinctive style of Piedmont blues. With the decline of the Southern blues scene during the '40s, he moved to New York City where he initially supported himself with street busking and preaching, although his fortunes eventually changed with the birth of Greenwich Village Folk scene. Davis quickly become a mentor to a long list of well known musicians from Dave Van Ronk to Bob Dylan. For the next two decades, a series of guitarists beat a path to his door, to study the blues and to occasionally hear a little sermon. Davis' compositions have been covered by no less than the Grateful Dead ("Samson & Delilah" and "Death Don't Have No Mercy"), the Rolling Stones ("You Got To Move"), and Dylan ("Baby, Let Me Follow You Down"). The songs on this disc consist of two previously unreleased live recordings and capture the best of the Davis catalog.