Geater Davis, Lost Soul

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    2LP - LUV N HAIGHT
    2013 02 25


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    TRACKLIST

    A1 My Love Is So Strong For You

    A2 For Your Precious Love

    A3 I Love You

    B1 I Can Hold My Own

    B2 Cry, Cry, Cry

    B3 Don't Marry A Fool

    B4 St. James Infirmary

    C1 Wrapped Up In You

    C2 Sweet Woman's Love

    C3 I Know (My Baby Loves Me)

    C4 I'll Play The Blues For You

    C5 I'll Play The Blues For You [2nd Version]

    D1 Cold Love [Long Version]

    D2 Breath Taking Girl

    D3 I'll Get By

    D4 Best Of Luck To You


    DESCRIPTION

    Luv N’Haight presents Lost Soul; a comprehensive collection of material recorded by Geater Davis for the House Of Orange label. The name of the album is an accurate description of the life and career of the legendary blues and soul singer who passed away at age 38 while on the verge of breaking through.


    Geater Davis was a singer from Texas who had the chops to be one of the great men of the soul era, but bad luck and bad timing kept him from enjoying the success he deserved. Davis would have been a perfect fit at Stax or Atlantic in the mid- to late '60s, but his recording career didn't get rolling until the early '70s, when his brand of gruff but passionate blues-based R&B was losing ground in favor of funkier sounds. And while producer Allen Orange consistently drew fine performances from Davis in the studio and gave him powerful and sympathetic backing, Orange's record labels (House of Orange and Seventy-Seven Records) didn't have much muscle in the marketplace. Davis recorded for other labels over the course of his career, including Ace and Luna, but they didn't fare much better with him than Orange's imprints, and Davis was little more than a cult figure when he died in 1984 at the age of 38. The Lost Soul Man collects 25 tracks Davis recorded during his tenure with Orange, and while the presence of repeated alternate takes and unreleased tracks that didn't get the studio polish they need dull the impact of this set just a bit, it's still a potent testament to his talents. At his best, Davis' singing suggests the cool passion of Bobby "Blue" Bland blended with the gritty fire of Wilson Pickett, and he's good enough to merit both comparisons; the slow slink of "I'm Gonna Change," the lover's regret of "I've Got to Pay the Price," the potent groove of "Ain't Worrying About Jody," and the primal shouter "Hot Buttered Love" are all stellar performances and leave no doubt this man could and should have had some hits under more favorable circumstances. While Charly's Sad Shades of Blue offers a broader portrait of Geater Davis' career, The Lost Soul Man does restore some of the man's best moments in the studio to circulation, and fans of great Southern soul will want to give this a thorough listen. ~ Mark Deming


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