Tell Him: The Decca Years

Tell Him: The Decca Years

by Billie Davis


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This is a superb collection comprised of Billie Davis' singles for England's Decca Records, most of them dating between 1967 and 1970 (with four tracks from her 1963 stint with the label), and augmented with a handful of tracks from her self-titled 1970 album. It's all superb girl group-style pop, with a distinctly American, soulful edge and even an occasional psychedelic intrusion, highlighted by her spirited rendition of "I Want You to Be My Baby" and her impassioned version of "Wasn't It You," among other tracks. There's not a loser in the bunch and, in fact, the songs all show an amazing consistency despite origins as different as Joe Cocker, Carole King, Ian Anderson (yes, she covered "Living in the Past"), and Neil Diamond. Strangely enough, the appending of the four early Decca sides at the end of the CD is sort of jarring, throwing listeners back to an earlier (though still eminently enjoyable) era of British pop
ock. The sound is excellent throughout and the CD comes with an excellent career overview on Davis.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/24/2009
Label: Spectrum Audio Uk
UPC: 0602498181713
catalogNumber: 9818171
Rank: 43967

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billie Davis   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Jimmie Rodgers   Composer
Joe Cocker   Composer
Neil Diamond   Composer
Carole King   Composer
John Sebastian   Composer
George Rhodes   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Chip Taylor   Composer
Gorgoni   Composer
Jon Hendricks   Composer
Joey Levine   Composer
Sandra Rhodes   Composer
Chris Stainton   Composer
Toni Wine   Composer
Richard Grasso   Composer
Bert Russell   Composer
Michael Aldred   Composer
Kris Resnick   Composer
Gary Illingworth   Composer
Alan David   Composer

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