Personnel includes: Tyrone Davis (vocals); Willie Henderson (arranger, baritone saxophone); Tom Washington, James Mack (arranger); Carl Woolfolk (guitar); Bernard Reed (bass); Quinton Joseph (drums).
Producers: James Mack, Willie Henderson.
Compilation producer: Bill Inglot.
Recorded between 1967 and 1991. Includes liner notes by Bill Dahl.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Audio Remasterer: Dan Hersch.
Liner Note Authors: Leo Graham; Tyrone Davis; Bill Dahl.
The blessing and the curse of Rhino's 2002 collection The Best of Tyrone Davis is its very completeness. It spans from his very first single for the tiny Sack records, "I Tried It Over (And Over Again)," in 1967 to his '90s recordings for Ichiban. This does mean that it's a comprehensive retrospective, tracing the story of his career, but that is a fault because his best material is from the late '60s and early '70s. Although there are certainly fans of Davis' entire career, those classic recordings are what many collectors and fans prefer to hear, and this collection would have been better if it stuck to that. As it stands, this is good for what it is, but there are other collections -- collections without a preponderance of '80s and '90s cuts -- which are better listens. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
TYRONE DAVIS-KING OF ROMANTIC SOUL!
Music Lover: ROBERT VELEZ from
BRONX, NY US -- August, 25, 2014
NO MAN CAN BEG FOR A WOMAN LOVE BETTER THAN TYRONE DAVIS! HIS SONGS REPRESENT EMOTIONS THAT ONLY WOMEN CAN UNDERSTAND AND THATS WHY TYRONE WAS A POPULAR ENTERTAINER! ALL THE HITS ARE HERE IN THIS COLLECTION-CAN I CHANGE MY MIND, TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME AND GIVE IT UP(TURN IT LOOSE)! TYRONE DAVIS WAS A VERY UNDERRATED SINGER AND HIS FANS(MOSTLY THE LADIES) STILL MISS HIM TO THIS VERY DAY!