Davy Graham passed away on Monday. He will be sorely, sorely missed.
Graham made a cameo appearance in the 1963 movie The Diner starring James Fox and Dirk Bogard. The song is Rock Me Mama.
Here’s a clip of Graham playing Rock Me Mama in a 1969 documentary about notorious Scottish beat writer and junkie Alexander Trocchi, which also featured William Burroughs.
Often emulated but never bettered, Graham’s most famous song was Anji. It can be heard here – along with the Irish song She Moves Through the Fair and a brief interview – on the BBC’s Folk Britannia series, in which Graham was afforded a long overdue critical appraisal.
Fifty years on and Davy Graham was still performing and continually soaking up techniques from around the world. Here he is in 2007 showcasing a Romanian playing style during an impromptu performance backstage at the Mosley Folk festival.