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GUY DAVIS

Sweetheart Like You

2009-02-07

The son of famous actors Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Guy Davis has always been a performer -- at times pulled toward the stage, other times to the road as a gritty bluesman. Both interests combine to give him a dramatic delivery, whether he is interpreting the material of others (Bob Dylan title track), a tongue-in-cheek ditty ("Slow Motion") or telling his own story ("Words to My Mama's Song"). His compelling vocals and fine guitar work draw the listener in; his records almost always make you listen and pay attention rather than enjoy as background music. Great work here on Leadbelly's "Follow Me Down" and the Muddy Waters tune "Can't Be Satisfied" (performed here live). Fine new originals: "Words to My Mama" and "Angels Are Calling." The artistic genes lined up for this musician in the right places. B-Acoustic 02/09 Michael J.

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