|Genres:||Electronic & Ambient Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||soul northern soul blues deep soul funk|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||allmusic discogs IMDb last.fm lyrics VIAF wikidata wikipedia|
4 May 1938, Greenville, Mississippi, USA, d. 9 February 2005, Hinsdale, Illinois, USA. One of the great unsung talents of soul music, Davis was a consistent chart-maker for over 20 years. This former Freddie King valet was discovered working in Chicago nightclubs by pianist Harold Burrage, and began recording in 1965 as Tyrone The Wonder Boy. Can I Change My Mind (1968), Davis second single for the Dakar label and his first R&B chart-topper, was originally recorded as a b-side, but its success on the mainstream pop charts (it reached number 5) determined his musical direction. A singer in the mould of Bobby Bland and Z.Z. Hill, Davis was at his most comfortable with mid-paced material, ideal for the classic Windy City orchestrations enhancing the mature delivery exemplified on Is It Something Youve Got and Turn Back The Hands Of Time, a US number 3 pop and R&B number 1 hit in 1970. During the early...