CYRIL DAVIES – Preachin’ The Blues

Cyril Davies

Cyril Davies

Cyril Davies was perhaps the pivotal figure in the development of UK Blues and R&B, his pioneering work with Alexis Korner between the mid ‘50s and early ‘60s laying down the roots for a scene from which bands like The Stones later emerged. Sadly, his own life and career were cut tragically short in January 1964 when he died, suddenly and unexpectedly, of endocarditis.

This is the first anthology of Cyril’s work, features virtually every track that Cyril is known to have played and/or sung on, ranging from a 1954 home recording to a clutch of tracks with The R&B All-Stars, cut in 1963 at the height of the British R&B/Beat Boom that, had tragedy not intervened, threatened to make him into a household name. Along the way, we encounter such important career milestones as his first official recording session, his genuinely ground-breaking partnership with Alexis Korner, and a veritable host of impossibly rare vinyl releases. It comes as a considerable shock to discover that one of the founding fathers of modern British Blues/R&B has yet to have his rather more vital career similarly anthologised. But that’s the way it is with Cyril Davies, whose incal­culable influence on the scene hasn’t stopped many of his pioneering recordings languishing in the obscurity in which they were made, some fifty years ago. Finally, though, his seminal body of work is now assembled on this definitive collection.

The full sleeve note will appear here in 2015 as soon as we have revised this site

Compiled in conjunction with his memorial website

www.CyrilDavies.com

Tracks Listing: CD1: CYRIL DAVIES – KC Moan: BERYL BRYDEN’S BACKROOM SKIFFLE GROUP – Kansas City Blues: BERYL BRYDEN’S BACKROOM SKIFFLE GROUP – Casey Jones: BERYL BRYDEN’S BACKROOM SKIFFLE GROUP – This Train: BERYL BRYDEN’S BACKROOM SKIFFLE GROUP – Rock Me: ALEXIS KORNER’S BREAKDOWN GROUP featuring CYRIL DAVIES – Leaving Blues: ALEXIS KORNER’S BREAKDOWN GROUP featuring CYRIL DAVIES – Rotten Break: ALEXIS KORNER’S BREAKDOWN GROUP featuring CYRIL DAVIES – Alberta: ALEXIS KORNER’S BREAKDOWN GROUP featuring CYRIL DAVIES – Roundhouse Stomp: ALEXIS KORNER’S BREAKDOWN GROUP featuring CYRIL DAVIES – Skip To My Lou: ALEXIS KORNER’S BREAKDOWN GROUP featuring CYRIL DAVIES – Good Morning: ALEXIS KORNER’S BREAKDOWN GROUP featuring CYRIL DAVIES – Boll Weevil: ALEXIS KORNER’S BREAKDOWN GROUP featuring CYRIL DAVIES – Ella Speed: ALEXIS KORNER’S BREAKDOWN GROUP featuring CYRIL DAVIES – Streamline Train: ALEXIS KORNER SKIFFLE GROUP – I Ain’t Gonna Worry No More: ALEXIS KORNER SKIFFLE GROUP – County Jail: ALEXIS KORNER SKIFFLE GROUP – Kid Man: ALEXIS KORNER SKIFFLE GROUP – Easy Rider: ALEXIS KORNER’S BLUES INCORPORATED featuring CYRIL DAVIES – Sail On: ALEXIS KORNER’S BLUES INCORPORATED featuring CYRIL DAVIES – National Defence Blues: ALEXIS KORNER’S BLUES INCORPORATED featuring CYRIL DAVIES – Go Down Sunshine: ALEXIS KORNER’S BLUES INCORPORATED featuring CYRIL DAVIES – Death Letter: ROUNDHOUSE JUG FOUR – K.C Moan: ROUNDHOUSE JUG FOUR – Hesitation Blues: ROUNDHOUSE JUG FOUR – It’s The Same Old Thing: CD2: ALEXIS KORNER’S BLUES INCORPORATED – She Fooled Me: ALEXIS KORNER’S BLUES INCORPORATED – Gotta Move: ALEXIS KORNER’S BLUES INCORPORATED – Rain Is Such A Lonesome Sound: ALEXIS KORNER’S BLUES INCORPORATED – I Got My Brand On You: ALEXIS KORNER’S BLUES INCORPORATED – Spooky But Nice: ALEXIS KORNER’S BLUES INCORPORATED – Keep Your Hands Off: ALEXIS KORNER’S BLUES INCORPORATED – I Wanna Put A Tiger In Your Tank: ALEXIS KORNER’S BLUES INCORPORATED – I Got My Mojo Working: ALEXIS KORNER’S BLUES INCORPORATED – Finkle’s Cafe: ALEXIS KORNER’S BLUES INCORPORATED – Hoochie Coochie: ALEXIS KORNER’S BLUES INCORPORATED – Down Town: ALEXIS KORNER’S BLUES INCORPORATED – How Long, How Long Blues: ALEXIS KORNER’S BLUES INCORPORATED – I Thought I Heard That Train Whistle Blow: ALEXIS KORNER’S BLUES INCORPORATED – I’m Built For Comfort: ALEXIS KORNER’S BLUES INCORPORATED – I’m A Hoochie Coochie Man: ALEXIS KORNER’S BLUES INCORPORATED – Night Time Is The Right Time: ALEXIS KORNER’S BLUES INCORPORATED – Everything She Needs: ALEXIS KORNER’S BLUES INCORPORATED – Up-Town: NANCY SPAIN WITH ALEXIS KORNER & HIS BAND – Blaydon Races: CYRIL DAVIES R&B ALL-STARS – Country Line Special: CYRIL DAVIES R&B ALL-STARS – Chicago Calling: CYRIL DAVIES & NICKY HOPKINS – Someday Baby: CYRIL DAVIES R&B ALL-STARS – Preachin’ The Blues: CYRIL DAVIES R&B ALL-STARS – Sweet Mary.

 

The following article is  from: Record Collector Magazine  – January 2015 issue (#436) just click on the links below to read it. You can find this excellent magazine at www.RecordCollectorMag.com

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