One of the prime ground breakers of the "Chicago Sound", Carl Davis, has died.
When a record has Davis' name on the label, it is practically guaranteed to be excellent. In collaboration with Gene Chandler, Curtis Mayfield, Jackie Wilson, The Chi-Lites/ Eugene Record, and so many more, Davis worked incredible magic in producing tracks that were the sound of high steps and the arrival of black men and women as PEOPLE. These records were the peaceful sound of the civil rights movement, with rhythms that sound like walking tall and proud.
This music is a sound that I will never tire of, and always find inspiration. I thank you, Carl Davis, for providing so much happiness in my life.
Here's a later period, lesser known Jackie Wilson track that shows that, while tastes were changing, Davis was still working his genius producing records with great songs and a heart full of soul.
JACKIE WILSON - (I CAN FEEL THOSE VIBRATIONS) THIS LOVE IS REAL