Earl Davis

This lovely West Coast two sider seems to have been the obscure Earl Davis’ only 45. ListenIn The Middle Of The Night is a blues ballad right in the Bobby Bland mode – which is just fine by me even if Davis’ tenor voice doesn’t go quite as deep as the Great Man’s. I prefer ListenWalk With Me by a short head for the demonstrative horn chart and the prominence of the fine electric piano, unusual to hear one of those on a 45 of this vintage. But this single is a smashing example of early soul.


ListenWalk with me / ListenIn the middle of the night ~ DEL-FI 4129 (1959)


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