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“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
3-CD $25.00

Track Listing

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