- Released: January 15, 2002
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Rhino
- 1.I Tried It Over (And Over Again)
- 2.Can I Change My Mind
- 3.A Woman Needs To Be Loved
- 4.Is It Something You've Got
- 5.Turn Back The Hands Of Time
- 6.I Had It All The Time
- 7.There It Is
- 8.Turning Point
- 9.Give It Up (Turn It Loose)
- 10.This I Swear
- 11.In The Mood
- 12.Heart Failure
- 13.Are You Serious
- 14.Little Bit Of Loving, A (Goes A Long Way)
- 15.I Found Myself When I Lost You
- 16.Let Me Be Your Pacifier
- 17.Mom's Apple Pie
- 18.I'll Always Love You
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: Daniel 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