Sun is Going Down

Reverend Gary Davis FW03542 / FS 3542

The blind folk, gospel and blues musician made it to New York from South Carolina and made a name for himself as the "Harlem Street Singer." A Baptist minister and a teacher, Gary Davis was also an accomplished and influential vocalist, guitarist, and harmonica player. He was seventy years old at the time of this recording. "We Are the Heavenly Father’s Children" is remastered and re-released on If I Had My Way: Early Home Recordings(SFW40123).

Year Released 1976
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1976 Folkways Records

Genre(s) Blues
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American
Instrument(s) Guitar
Subject(s) Blues; Religious
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101 Sun is Going Down Reverend Gary Davis 5:22 Not Available for Download
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103 Morning Train Reverend Gary Davis 4:00 Not Available for Download
104 Fast Stepping Time Reverend Gary Davis 4:17 Not Available for Download
201 Birdshead Special Reverend Gary Davis 5:02 Not Available for Download
202 Long John Reverend Gary Davis 4:56 Not Available for Download
203 God's Unchanging Hand Reverend Gary Davis 4:17 Not Available for Download
204 We Are the Heavenly Father's Children Reverend Gary Davis 5:20 Not Available for Download
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