Saturday, January 17, 2015

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Tyrone Davis

Artist:Tyrone Davis
Song:In The Mood
Album:The Best Of Tyrone Davis

Soul singer Tyrone Davis is probably best known for his 60s hits like Can I Change My Mind and Turn Back The Hands of Time. But he also had success in the late 70s when he moved from Dakar/Brunswick to Columbia. In 1975, Davis returned to the top of the R & B charts with Turning Point. This song was written and produced by Leo Graham who had worked with Davis previously. Soon after, Davis left Brunswick and took Graham with him. Graham produced several hits for Davis at Columbia including Give it Up (Turn It Loose) in 1976 and This I Swear in 1977. In The Mood was Davis' final top ten R & B hit on Columbia in 1979. The song was written by Paul Richmond, Darryl Ellis and Ruben Locke. Richmond was a bassist who worked frequently with Graham. All three guys were members of the 80s R & B group Amuzement Park. Graham went on to write and produce Shining Star for The Manhattans. This Rhino budget CD covers Davis' entire career. Davis and Graham left Columbia for Highrise Records. His first single for Highrise Are You Serious was Davis' final top ten R & B hit in 1983. He only recorded one album for Highrise and bounced around several small labels. He recorded for Ichiban and Malaco in the 90s and continued to tour until he suffered a stroke and died Feb. 9, 2005 at age 66. Here's Tyrone Davis performing In The Mood.

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