Mudcat Café message #2179476 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #105792   Message #2179476
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
26-Oct-07 - 03:00 AM
Thread Name: Davey Graham: what a waste
Subject: RE: Davey Graham: what a waste
Are you sure that's what happened? Even when he was good, this guy was weird. Like everyone else, I saw the tv documentary and I could see he'd taken his eye off the ball a bit.

I saw him a few times in the 1960's. There was always something a bit disquieting about his style. It was never quite what you were expecting off the records - more improvised, less structured. At some points he just seemed to ignore the original theme and go 'free form' - as we called it in those days, or he'd say 'this is in 15/17 rhthym' and who the hell was counting?