Last week The Daily Music Break posted about Guy Davis. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to spend a few minutes chatting with him. Please check out our conversation:
The music at the beginning and end of the interview is “That’s No Way to Get Along.” The song was written and performed by Roger Wilkins. A cover — of sorts — was done by The Rolling Stones as “Prodigal Son” on the “Beggar’s Banquet” album.
Davis has done it all. He has released about a dozen albums — he explains at the beginning of the interview why it’s hard to get an exact count. He’s also a television and movie actor (“One Life to Live,” “Beat Street” and others) and has been in plays (including a revival of “Finian’s Rainbow” on Broadway). Davis, the son of Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, also is a writer and playwright.
Above all, Davis plays the blues. In addition to the inteview, check out “Kokomo Kidd” (above; the music starts at the 1:30 mark) and “Just a Little Bit of Time” with Mark Murphy on standup bass (below). Davis is a traveling man. Check out his schedule.