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Tyrone Davis

  • Tyrone Davis' Greatest Hits [Dakar, 1972] B

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Tyrone Davis' Greatest Hits [Dakar, 1972]
I'd be less inclined to quibble about this sixteen-song selection if the three-plus years it spans were long enough for one small factory to come up with sixteen go-rillas in a medium tempo, which is the only one Davis knows. But though there's classic stuff here, only Davis's gamely anachronistic soul style--blues crooning with touches of grit, like a less sharply defined Bobby Bland or a softer Little Milton--provides interest most of the time. And too often Willie Henderson's horns (not to mention his strings) make you yawn anyway. B