Paul Davis [1980]

Paul Davis [1980]

by Paul Davis
     
 

Building upon the warm soft rock of Singer of Songs -- Teller of Tales, Paul Davis delivered his smoothest record with his eponymous 1980 LP. The tempo may get kicked up a notch once every side -- in a tongue-in-cheek fashion on "Too Slow to Disco," in a serious way on "So True" -- but those moments bear none of the blues-boogie that still popped up onSee more details below

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Building upon the warm soft rock of Singer of Songs -- Teller of Tales, Paul Davis delivered his smoothest record with his eponymous 1980 LP. The tempo may get kicked up a notch once every side -- in a tongue-in-cheek fashion on "Too Slow to Disco," in a serious way on "So True" -- but those moments bear none of the blues-boogie that still popped up on Singer of Songs; they're just palette-cleansers to prepare listeners for the next mellow molasses ballad. As the '70s gave way to the '80s, Davis did this sound better than almost anyone else, and Paul Davis is a sustained piece of soothing soft rock, to the extent that the overall mood matters more than the individual songs. The easy elegance of "Do Right" -- the opening song here and one of Davis' best-ever tunes -- suggests otherwise, but as the album rolls on what sticks is not the melodies but the atmosphere, which is welcoming and amiable, thanks to how Davis breathes life into these glossy, immaculate surfaces with his easy, friendly style.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/10/2009
Label:
Wounded Bird Records
UPC:
0664140609426
catalogNumber:
6094
Rank:
7878

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Davis   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Vibes
Marilyn Scott   Background Vocals
Don Barrett   Bass
Will Boulware   Background Vocals
Tommy Cooper   Trombone
Alan Feingold   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Kenny Mims   Electric Guitar
Nigel Olsson   Background Vocals
Jay Scott   Alto Saxophone
Ed Seay   Bass,Trombone,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
James Stroud   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Pepper Watkins   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Peabo Bryson   Composer
Paul Davis   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Will Boulware   Composer
Ed Seay   Arranger,Producer,Engineer

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