• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

davis

Singer Songwriter with a bit of west coast music in the career…

Spotted playing with his country-rock band by Bert Berns of Bang Records in 1970, Paul Davis was signed to the label as a solo artist. Born on April 21, 1948, in Meridian, MS, his soft, country inflected style helped win him several minor hits, including his first single, a cover of the Jarmels’ 1961 doo wop hit “A Little Bit of Soap.” He released his first LP with Bang in 1972, A Little Bit of Paul Davis. His next album, Ride ‘Em Cowboy, produced a signature song of the same name. He followed up that album with Southern Tracks and Fantasies in 1976. 1977’s album, Singer of Songs — Teller of Tales featured the ballad “I Go Crazy,” which would become his biggest hit, peaking at number seven a full eight months after its release. Its continuing appeal helped keep it in the Top 100 for 40 more weeks.

In 1981, he moved to Arista Records and recorded the LP Cool Night, which spawned two Top 20 hits, including “65 Love Affair.” The album was more slickly produced and was more pop-influenced than his previous releases. The formula was not a comfortable one for Davis, however, and he reverted to country recordings, eventually issuing two country-pop duets with Marie Osmond in the late ’80s.

Before his death on April 22, 2008 (one day after his 60th birthday), Paul Davis returned to singing and songwriting recording two songs, “You Ain’t Sweet Enough” and “Today.” He died of a heart attack at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi.

Discography

The Best Of Paul Davis

Wounded Bird Records 2010

Tracks: I Go Crazy, Keep Our Love Alive, Darlin´, Superstar, Sweet Life, Do Right, Cry Just A Little, Thinking Of You, A Little Bit Of Soap, Ride ´Em Cowboy, Let Me Know If It´s Over, I Don´t Want To Be Just Another Love, I Never Heard The Song At All, Medicine Woman, Bad Dream, All The Way, I Just Wanna Keep It Together (Single Version), Can´t You (Single Version), Boogie Woogie Man (Single Version), Cool Night (Single Version), ´65 Love Affair (Single Version) & Love Or Let Me Be Lonely (Single Version).

Musicians on the Best Of Paul Davis album: Paul Davis and others.

Cool Night

Wounded Bird Records 2010

Tracks: Cool Night, You Came To Me, One More Time For The Lonely, Nathan Jones, Oriental Eyes, ´65 Love Affair, Somebody´s Gettin´To You, Love Or Let Me Be Lonely, What You Got To Say About Love & We´re Still Together.

Musicians on the Cool Night album: Paul Davis, Benny Rappa, Gene Chrisman, Jean T. MacHine, Ed Seay, Barry Dunaway, Steve Tischer, Tommy Cooper, Vance Taylor, Doug Bare, Steve Hardwick, Rick Hinkle & Carol Veto.

Paul Davis

Wounded Bird Records 2010

Tracks: Do Right, Cry Just A Little, He Sang Our Love Songs, All The Way, Too Slow To Disco, Let Me Know If It’s Over, Do You Believe In Love, So True, When Everything Else Is Gone & Bonus Track: Paul Davis Radio Interview (w/ “Captain Craig”)-June 1980.

Musicians on the Paul Davis album: Paul Davis, James Stroud, Don Barretz, Ed Seay, Steve Tischer, Kenny Mims, Dino Zimmerman, Ed Seay, Alan Feingold, Will Boulware, Fonda Feingold, Will Boulware, Ed Seay, James Stroud, Nigel Olsson, Marilyn Scott, Pepper Watkins, Susan Bennett, Tommy Cooper & Jay Scott.

Singer Of Songs

Wounded Bird Records 2010

Tracks: I Go Crazy, I Never Heard The Song At All, Darlin´, Sweet Lige, Never Want To Lose Your Love, Hallelujah Thank You Jesus, I Don´t Want To Be Just Another Lover, You´re Not Just A Rose, Bad Dream & Editorial.

Musicians on the Singer Of Songs album: Paul Davis and others.

Southern Tracks & Fantasies

Wounded Bird Records 2010

Tracks: Superstar, Medicine Woman, Teach Me How To Rock & Roll, Reggae Kinda Way, Thinking Of You, Long Haired Redneck, Magnolia Blues, Editorial, Karma Baby, Hallelujah Thank You Jesus, Bonus Tracks: Can’t Get Her Off My Mind (mono) & Good Mornin’ Love (mono).

Musicians on the Southern Tracks & Fantasies album: Paul Davis and others.

Ride´em Cowboy

Wounded Bird Records 2010

Tracks: You’re Not Just A Rose, Midnight Woman, Southern Man, The Simple Country Life, Thank You Shoes, Epilogue “Ten Little Indians”, Ride ‘em Cowboy, Bronco Rider, Make Her My Baby, I’m The Only Sinner (In Salt Lake City), Alabama, Epilogue “Life Of A Cowboy”, Bonus Tracks: Let Me Be Me (mono) & Got To Find My Way Back (mono).

Musicians on the Ride´em Cowboy album: Paul Davis and others.

Paul Davis

Wounded Bird Records 2010

Tracks: What Would We Do Without Music, Love Don’t Come Easy, Boogie Woogie Man, Let Me Be The One, Simple Man, One Night Lovers, Broken Hearted And Free, Keep Our Love Alive, Dream Of A Dreamer, Johnny Poverty, Gotta Find My Way Back, Come On Honey, Bonus Tracks: Missing You (previously unreleased), Can’t You (Single Version), Gonna Keep On Lovin’ You (Single Version-Mono), Livin’ On Your Love (Single Version-Mono) (B-side to “Come On Honey”), Keep Our Love Alive (Single Version), I Got A Yearning (Single Version), Burnin’ For You Baby (previously unreleased), You’re Still New To Me, All Through The Night (previously unreleased) & Paul Davis Radio Spot.

Musicians on the Paul Davis album: Paul Davis and others.

A Little Bit Of Paul Davis

Wounded Bird Records 2010

Tracks: I Just Wanna Keep It Together, Supernatural Power, If I Wuz A Musician, Pollyanna, Sally’s Sayin’ Somethin’, A Little Bit Of Soap, Mississippi River, Who’s Gonna Love Me Tomorrow, Rainy Sunday Mornin, Three Little Words, Bonus Tracks:When My Little Girl Is Smiling (mono) & I Feel Better (mono).

Musicians on the A Little Bit Of Paul Davis album: Paul Davis and others.

Super Hits

Sony Music 2008

Tracks: ´65 Love Affair, Thinking Of You, Cool Night, Darlin´, I Go Crazy, Do Right, Superstar, Sweet Life, Ride´em Cowboy & Love Or Let Me Be Lonely.

Musicians on the Super Hits album: Paul Davis and others.

I Go Crazy

Collectables Records 2003

Tracks: I Go Crazy, Sweet Life, All The Way, He Sang Our Love Songs, Too Slow To Disco, Let Me Know If It´s Over, Do You Believe In Love, So True, When Everything Else Is Gone & Darlin´.
Musicians on the I Go Crazy – Very Best Of Paul Davis album: Paul Davis and others.

Sweet Life

Razor & Tie Records 1999

Tracks: Cool Night, Sweet Life, ´65 Love Affair, I Go Crazy, A Little Bit Of Soap, Thinking Of You, Superstar, Darlin´, Ride ´Em Cowboy, I Won´t Take Less Than Your Love, Keep Our Love Alive, Love Or Let Me Be Lonely, Do Right & You´re Still New To Me.

Musicians on the Sweet Life album: Paul Davis, Susan Collins, Paul Overstreet, Tanya Tucker, Marie Osmond and others.

Greatest Hits

Bang Records 1995

Tracks: I Go Crazy, Sweet Life, Ride´Em Cowboy, Let Me Know If It´s Over, Cry Just A Little, I Don´t Want To Be Just Another Lover, Do Right, I Never Heard The Song At All, Medicine Woman, Bad Dream, All The Way & Thinking Of You.

Musicians on the Greatest Hits album: Paul Davis and others.

Cool Night

Arista Records 1991

Tracks: Cool Night, You Came To Me, One More Time For The Lonely, Nathan Jones, Oriental Eyes, ´65 Love Affair, Somebody´s Gettin´To You, Love Or Let Me Be Lonely, What You Got To Say About Love & We´re Still Together.

Musicians on the Cool Night album: Paul Davis, Benny Rappa, Gene Chrisman, Jean T. MacHine, Ed Seay, Barry Dunaway, Steve Tischer, Tommy Cooper, Vance Taylor, Doug Bare, Steve Hardwick, Rick Hinkle & Carol Vet.

The Best Of Paul Davis

Bang Records 1982

Tracks: I Go Crazy, Keep Our Love Alive, Darlin´, Superstar, Sweet Life, Do Right, Cry Just A Little, Thinking Of You, A Little Bit Of Soap & Ride ´Em Cowboy.

Musicians on the The Best Of Paul Davis album: Paul Davis and others.

Cool Night

Restless Records 1981

Tracks: Cool Night, You Came To Me, One More Time For The Lonely, Nathan Jones, Oriental Eyes, ´65 Love Affair, Somebody´s Gettin´To You, Love Or Let Me Be Lonely, What You Got To Say About Love & We´re Still Together.

Musicians on the Cool Night album: Paul Davis, Benny Rappa, Gene Chrisman, Jean T. MacHine, Ed Seay, Barry Dunaway, Steve Tischer, Tommy Cooper, Vance Taylor, Doug Bare, Steve Hardwick, Rick Hinkle & Carol Veto.

Paul Davis

Bang Records 1980

Tracks: Do Right, Cry Just A Little, He Sang Our Love Songs, All The Way, Too Slow To Disco, Let Me Know If It’s Over, Do You Believe In Love, So True & When Everything Else Is Gone.

Musicians on the Paul Davis album: Paul Davis, James Stroud, Don Barretz, Ed Seay, Steve Tischer, Kenny Mims, Dino Zimmerman, Ed Seay, Alan Feingold, Will Boulware, Fonda Feingold, Will Boulware, Ed Seay, James Stroud, Nigel Olsson, Marilyn Scott, Pepper Watkins, Susan Bennett, Tommy Cooper & Jay Scott.

Singer Of Songs

Bang Records 1977

Tracks: I Go Crazy, I Never Heard The Song At All, Darlin´, Sweet Lige, Never Want To Lose Your Love, Hallelujah Thank You Jesus, I Don´t Want To Be Just Another Lover, You´re Not Just A Rose, Bad Dream & Editorial.

Musicians on the Singer Of Songs album: Paul Davis and others.

Singer Of Songs

Bang Records 1977

Tracks: I Go Crazy, I Never Heard The Song At All, Darlin´, Sweet Lige, Never Want To Lose Your Love, Hallelujah Thank You Jesus, I Don´t Want To Be Just Another Lover, You´re Not Just A Rose, Bad Dream & Editorial.

Musicians on the Singer Of Songs album: Paul Davis and others.

Southern Tracks & Fantasies

Bang Records 1976

Tracks: Superstar, Medicine Woman, Teach Me How To Rock & Roll, Reggae Kinda Way, Thinking Of You, Long Haired Redneck, Magnolia Blues, Editorial, Karma Baby & Hallelujah Thank You Jesus.

Musicians on the Southern Tracks & Fantasies album: Paul Davis and others.

Ride´em Cowboy

Bang Records 1974

Tracks: You’re Not Just A Rose, Midnight Woman, Southern Man, The Simple Country Life, Thank You Shoes, Epilogue “Ten Little Indians”, Ride ‘em Cowboy, Bronco Rider, Make Her My Baby, I’m The Only Sinner (In Salt Lake City), Alabama & Epilogue “Life Of A Cowboy”.

Musicians on the Ride´em Cowboy album: Paul Davis and others.

Paul Davis

Bang Records 1972

Tracks: What Would We Do Without Music, Love Don’t Come Easy, Boogie Woogie Man, Let Me Be The One, Simple Man, One Night Lovers, Broken Hearted And Free, Keep Our Love Alive, Dream Of A Dreamer, Johnny Poverty, Gotta Find My Way Back & Come On Honey.

Musicians on the Paul Davis album: Paul Davis and others.

A Little Bit Of Paul Davis

Bang Records 1970

Tracks: I Just Wanna Keep It Together, Supernatural Power, If I Wuz A Musician, Pollyanna, Sally’s Sayin’ Somethin’, A Little Bit Of Soap, Mississippi River, Who’s Gonna Love Me Tomorrow, Rainy Sunday Mornin & Three Little Words.

Musicians on the A Little Bit Of Paul Davis album: Paul Davis and others.

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