Davy Graham - Hat (1969)

Davy Graham was a British guitarist, considered one of the most innovative and influential players of fingerstyle acoustic guitar.

Hat, Davey Graham's fifth LP (and fourth vocal album), was perhaps his most diverse to date, as alongside his usual mix of folk, blues, jazz and dazzling genre-blending instrumentals, it had nods towards contemporary songwriters, with covers of songs by The Beatles ("Getting Better"), Bob Dylan ("Down Along The Cove") and Simon & Garfunkel ("Homeward Bound", "I Am A Rock"). These more 'commercial' moments are of course balanced out by more complex shades of world and classical music, making it the fourth in a series of extraordinary (and sadly overlooked) albums. As before, his guitar playing has the perfect accompaniment in Danny Thompson's acoustic bass.

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