Friday, June 22, 2012

The Soul Corner - Geater Davis "Sweet Woman's Love"

A loyal reader (thank you Mr. Graves wherever you are!) tipped us off to a soul artist we had not previously heard.
Geater Davis is one of those hard luck stories - bankrupt record companies, never caught a break, etc.
But he wrote some great songs and created some truly fine deep soul recordings.

Here's "Sweet Woman's Love" from 1970.

Geater Davis' work is highly regarded enough that there are a few compilation CD sets available, notably Sadder Shades of Blue: The Southern Soul Sessions 1971-76. We will certainly be picking that one up for the Soul Corner library.
Davis was from Kountze, a small oil industry town in east Texas. He died of a heart attack in 1984 at the age of 38.


Frank Fahey said...

Two "new" artists in a row. Thanks for doing the mining.

Jim Desmond said...

I can't take any credit for this week. Was tipped off by "Randal Graves" at NDN, whom I've never met. Love Geater's voice and everything about these songs here.