“Nobody has topped (Koerner, Ray & Glover) for feel or drive or humor or sheer affection for their folk-blues forebears like Leadbelly and Memphis Minnie. ****” - Folk Roots (UK)

Long in the making, this comprehensive 3-CD retrospective celebrates the 4-decade legacy of the late Dave “Snaker” Ray, one of the great, unsung artists of the American blues revival and an acknowledged influence on Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Doors, Bonnie Raitt, Beck and David Bowie. One of the first white artists to study and learn the then little-known blues tunes from the 20s, 30s and 40s, Ray brought an enthusiasm and raw, raunchy earthiness to his performance style which set the stage for artists that followed. Produced, compiled and annotated by his career-long colleague, Tony Glover, it features 55 amazing tracks of mostly unreleased or long out-of-print recordings and a 32-page booklet spanning his early days with the folk blues trio Koerner, Ray & Glover to mid-career collaborations and solo work, to his valiant last days at the peak of his artistic powers producing his finest work while fighting terminal cancer. Legacy is a monumental testament to an important but all-too-often overlooked American Master.  A great gift for the blues and roots music aficianado!


Dave Ray

MP3/320 $20.00
3xCD $25.00

Track Listing

Alabama Woman Buy
Go Down Old Hannah Buy
Wildwood Flower Buy
Hot Rod Terraplane Buy
Fannin Street Buy
Frankie and Albert Buy
Keep What Makes You Feel Nice Buy
Lonesome Road Buy
Old Country Rock Buy
Becky Dean Buy
Devil Got My Woman Buy
New Someday Baby Buy
Louisiana Blues-Meet Me in the Bottom Buy
Walking the Dog Buy
Fighting That Jug Buy
Somebody Loan Me a Dime Buy
If It Ain't Me Buy
Long Distance Call Buy
Take Out Some Insurance Buy
Going Down Slow Buy
Be My Chauffeur Buy
Last Fair Deal Buy
Lawton, OK Buy
Uncertain Blues Buy
Catfish Blues Buy
Gravel Road Buy
Ashes in My Whiskey Buy
Long Hair Doney Buy
Big Road Buy
Temple's Cure Buy
Can't Be Satisfied Buy
Statesboro Blues Buy
Mother Earth Buy
Forth Worth and Dallas Buy
Going Away Buy
You Got to Move Buy
I Made a Mistake (sic) Buy
Shake 'Em on Down Buy
Coal Man Buy
My Mind is Trying to Leave Me Buy
Wild About Her Buy
With Body and Soul Buy
Trust In Me Buy
It Should Have Been Me Buy
Radio Spot Buy
Take Time to Know Her Buy
Got Loving If You Want It Buy
Fare Thee Well Buy
That Will Never Happen No More Buy
Rowdy Blues Buy
It's All Over Now Buy
Key to the Highway Buy
Almost As If Buy
So Glad I'm Living Buy
If It's Really Got to Be This Way Buy