Edward W. Clayborn

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Reverend Edward W. Clayborn was an American musician, known as the "Guitar Evangelist". He sang a form of blues gospel similar to Blind Willie Johnson.[1] Clayborn recorded forty songs,[2] for Vocalion Records between 1926 and 1930.[1]

In The Ganymede Takeover, the San Franciscan author Philip K. Dick, a record enthusiast, has a character state that "True Religion", sung by Clayborn was one of the first jazz recordings.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Biography by Steve Leggett". Allmusic.com. Retrieved September 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ Cduniverse.com
  3. ^ P.K. Dick & Ray Nelson, The Ganymede Takeover, Ace Books inc, 1967 pg. 13.