Geater Davis

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Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s


Vernon Davis, 29 January 1946, Kountze, Texas, USA, d. 29 September 1984, Dallas, Texas, USA. With his impassioned tortured vocals, Davis was one of the finest representatives of the soul-blues genre that has flourished in the south since the 50s. He first hit the charts in 1970 with ‘Sweet Woman’s Love’ (number 45 R&B), released on Allan Orange’s House Of Orange label. In 1972 Davis signed with John Richbourg’s Seventy 7 label, also in Nashville. Only one of four Davis singles on the label made the charts, ‘Your Heart Is So Cold’ (number 64 R&B), from 1973, the strongest blues Davis ever recorded. Davis’ next recording relationship was with Johnny Vincent’s Ace label, based in Jackson, Mississippi, which released two singles. In 1979 Davis joined a revived House Of Orange label, and a single, ‘I’ll Play the Blues For You’, a song that Davis had recorded as a demo back in 1969 but had not released....

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