|Tags:||soul blues southern soul male vocalist|
|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 Womans Love (number 45 R&B), released on Allan Oranges House Of Orange label. In 1972 Davis signed with John Richbourgs 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 Vincents Ace label, based in Jackson, Mississippi, which released two singles. In 1979 Davis joined a revived House Of Orange label, and a single, Ill Play the Blues For You, a song that Davis had recorded as a demo back in 1969 but had not released....