To celebrate the 6th annual Record Store Day on Saturday 20th April we have released a 50th anniversary limited edition 7″ vinyl single of DAVY GRAHAM‘s historic and extraordinarily influential 3/4 AD. This astonishing recording includes the original recording of Graham’s signature tune – ‘Angi’, alongside ‘Davy’s Train Blues’ and a wonderful duet with ALEXIS KORNER on the title track.
‘Angi’ was composed by the 19 year-old Graham whilst holidaying in the South of France and missing his girlfriend. The tune quickly became the ‘test piece’ for all aspiring finger-style guitarists on the British folkscene.
This modest little EP recorded in the Camden Town kitchen of Bill Leader’s Mum in 1962 captured Davy Graham at the exact moment of his unique guitar invention. Three instrumental pieces that helped to define modern British folk-blues and would influence a generation of guitarists, from Bert Jansch, Martin Carthy and Paul Simon to Jimmy Page, Pete Townshend and Johnny Marr.
“Davy was one of the great originals on the folk scene;
in fact I think he’s probably the great original.” Martin Carthy
The original Topic EP was released in three variant sleeves during the early ‘sixties with alternate sleeve-notes; this new anniversary edition includes all elements of the original packaging in a flip-back outer sleeve with a beautifully illustrated new inner sleeve.
“This handsome, authentic-feeling reissue EP does all fingerstyle guitarists a favour…relaxed, improvised and quite wonderful” Record Collector
A limited number of copies are now available for purchase from this website.
“Davy was courageous and controversial – he never followed the rules.
He’s my absolute hero – always will be.” Bert Jansch