This album is as much an original as a compilation. 'I Am A True Vine' is the title of on original 1962 Rev. Gary Davis album. But...... In 1991 the album was re-issued as an CD with some additional tracks. As the casing says all recording date from 1962 - 1963, New York, I guess that the bonus tracks are from 1963.
But these bonus tracks are really worth listening to. As the compiler of this album (Stefan Grossman) tells in the booklet, this album focuses on his finger picking playing style (so particular for the Piedmont Blues). This is how a recording like Candyman (track 13) made it on the album. It's obvious there is something wrong with Davis his voice. Apparently he had a slight throat infection at the time. But the recording is still great!
I could be that you'll recognize track 12 (Cocaine Blues) as the song Cocaine from the great 1977 Jackson Browne record Running On Empty. Yes....That's correct. That's a Reverend Gary Davis song.
Just for the record: Tracks 7,8,9,12 and 13 are the bonus tracks.