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Tyrone Davis - I Just Cant Keep On Going (1980/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Tyrone Davis - I Just Cant Keep On Going (1980/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Tyrone Davis
Title: I Just Cant Keep On Going
Genre: R&B, Soul, Chicago Soul, Smooth Soul, AM Pop, Quiet Storm, Disco
Label: © Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1980/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 35:43
Recorded: 1979-80 at Universal Studios, Chicago, Illinois

The king of romantic Chicago soul, Tyrone Davis' warm, aching vulnerability and stylish class made him especially popular with female soul fans during a lengthy hitmaking run that lasted throughout the '70s. Best known for the classics "Can I Change My Mind" and "Turn Back the Hands of Time," Davis was a versatile baritone singer who could handle everything from pop-soul to funk to bluesy chitlin-circuit R&B, but smooth soul was his true bread and butter. Once Davis broke through in the late '60s, he never really stopped recording; although the R&B chart hits dried up by the early '80s, he was still going strong into the new millennium, decades after his first single was released.
Tyrone Davis was born May 4, 1938, in Greenville, MS; he spent most of his formative years in Saginaw, MI, and moved to Chicago in 1959, where he eventually found a job as a valet and chauffeur for bluesman Freddie King. He befriended the likes of Bobby "Blue" Bland, Little Milton, and Otis Clay, among others, and began to pursue his own singing career in the clubs on the city's West and South Sides. Singer/pianist Harold Burrage took Davis under his wing and helped him refine his craft, and the budding blues shouter got his first shot in 1965 on the Four Brothers label. His first single, "Suffer," was recorded under the name Tyrone the Wonder Boy and written and produced by Burrage, as was the follow-up "Good Company." Unfortunately, Burrage passed away in late 1966, and after one more single Davis moved on to cut one-offs for Sack and ABC. He found a home at Carl Davis' new label Dakar in 1968, when a Texas DJ flipped his first release over and started playing the B-side, "Can I Change My Mind." Showcasing Davis' lovelorn pleading to best effect, the song went all the way to number one on the R&B charts, and reached the pop Top Five as well.
Teamed with producer/arranger Willie Henderson, who'd masterminded "Can I Change My Mind," Davis capitalized on his breakthrough with a string of orchestrated hits that emphasized his new, smoother style, and helped point the way for Chicago soul into a new decade. "Is It Something You've Got" reached the R&B Top Five in 1969, and it was followed in 1970 by the sublime "Turn Back the Hands of Time." It was his second R&B number one, and also his biggest hit on the pop charts with a peak at number three; plus, the accompanying album of the same name ranks among the best soul LPs of its time, producing two more hits in the R&B Top Ten "I'll Be Right Here" and "Let Me Back In." Davis hit the R&B Top 40 with steady regularity over the next few years, including the Top Tens "Could I Forget You," "I Had It All the Time," "Without You in My Life," and "There It Is." In 1975, he scored his third number one R&B hit with "Turning Point," but left Dakar for Columbia the following year.
Davis' ballad mastery was a main selling point for Columbia, which made his backing orchestrations even lusher than before, but he also made the occasional concession to contemporary dance trends, which informed his debut Columbia hit "Give It Up (Turn It Loose)," a number two R&B single from 1976. Further successes followed in "This I Swear" (1977), "Get On Up (Disco)" (1978), and the slinky ballad "In the Mood" (1979). Davis recorded his final album for Columbia in 1981, then switched to Highrise, where he promptly landed a Top Five R&B hit -- his last, as it turned out -- with "Are You Serious" in 1982. Short stints with Ocean-Front and Prelude followed before Davis settled in with Future for the latter half of the '80s. He spent the first half of the '90s on retro-soul label Ichiban, recording several albums, and then moved to Southern soul imprint Malaco in 1996 for an equally productive stay that lasted into the new millennium. Davis continued to release new albums every year or two, and toured the soul/blues circuit as restlessly as ever. Tyrone Davis suffered a stroke in October of 2004 and remained hospitalized until his death in February of 2005. --Artist Biography by Steve Huey

1. How Sweet It Is ( To Be Loved by You) 04:02
2. I Just Can't Keep On Going 04:32
3. I'm Glad You're Here with Me Tonight 04:29
4. Overdue 04:02
5. Comin' Back Baby 04:40
6. We Don't Need No Music 05:15
7. Never Stopped Loving You 03:52
8. Wanna Make It Good 04:58

Arranged By [Horns, Strings] – Gil Askey, Tom Tom 85
Arranged By [Rhythm] – Leo Graham
Backing Vocals – Bernadene Davis, Billy Durham, Cynthia Harrell, Francine Smith, James Mack, Jo Ann Brown-El, Leo Graham, Wales Wallace
Bass – Bernard Reed
Bass [String] – Aventino Calvetti, Steve Rodby
Cello – Barbara Haffner, William Cernota, Elaine Mack, Karl Fruh
Drums – Morris Jennings, Ruben Locke
Guitar – Byron Gregory, Frederick Jenkins, Pat Ferreri
Guitar, Bass – Paul Richmond
Keyboards – James Mack
Organ – Calvin Bridges
Percussion – Charles "Ki" Handy, Geraldo De Oliveira
Saxophone – Albert Smith, Kaye Clements, Steele Seals
Trumpet – Elmer Brown, Paul Howard, Peter Harvey
Viola – Daniel Strba, Martin Abrams, Rami Solomonow, Susan Dickstein
Violin – Adrian Gola, Arnold Ruth, Barbara Breckman, Carol Weiss, Darrell Bloch, David Hildner, Edward Green, Edmund Lee Bauer, Elliott Golub, Everett Zlatoff-Mirsky, Hilel Kagan, Phyllis McKenny, Raya Kodesh, Roger Moulton, Sol Bobrov
Vocals - Tyrone Davis

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