Wayne Davis (LP)

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Format: LP 
Label: Strut 
Year: 2022 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 


A1 Strive On Be Strong
A2 Morning
A3 Love Is
A4 The Garden (There Is a Garden, Far Away!)

B1 Look at the People!
B2 Dawn Of A New Day
B3 Things Seem Just Right, Now!
B4 Intermezzo / Bahjia Habiba
B5 "... One Last Thing!"

Originally released in 1976.

Bass Guitar – Everett Brooks, James Funches
Chorus – Al Mc Cray, Edward Duncan III, Jerome Bell, Wayne Davis
Drums – Stephen A. Walker
Flugelhorn – Phillip Harris
Flute – Wanda P. Robinson
Lead Guitar – Leron Young
Lead Vocals – Wayne Davis
Percussion – Albert Robinson
Piano – Wayne Davis
Synthesizer – Phillip Stancil, Wayne Davis
Tambourine – Wayne Davis
Tenor Saxophone – Clarence "Oscar" Smith, Karlton D. Sloan
Trombone – Greylin Hunter
Trumpet – David Leacraft

At last, the first ever reissue of an essential lost classic from the Black Fire Records catalogue, Wayne Davis’ powerful self-titled gospel-soul album from 1976.

An accomplished DC vocalist and keyboard player, Davis had worked with Roberta Flack, who subsequently secured him a recording deal with Atlantic Records; he released the "A View From Another Place" album in 1973.

Davis was then dropped from Atlantic, and his subsequent album was released by Jimmy Gray on Black Fire. While Davis' debut LP's achingly subdued, melancholy arrangements and performances delivered deeply emotional songs with a quiet spirituality, this follow-up brings all the fire of the pulpit and swells with the full raw power of Davis' voice and soul.

The album line-up featured the celebrated poet and flautist Wanda Robinson and the horn section from legendary D.C. go-go pioneers Experience Unlimited (Wayne later returned the favor, appearing as a vocalist on Experience Unlimited’s seminal Free Yourself album).

This new edition of the album features new sleeve notes including band member interviews and original illustrated artwork by Muzi Branch. Audio was re-mastered from the original tapes.

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