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Paul Davis (April 21, 1948 – April 22, 2008) was an American singer, best known for his radio hits and solo career which started worldwide in 1970. His career encompassed soul, country and pop music, and he wrote many memorable country music hits.

Davis was a member of a local group called the “Six Soul Survivors” around 1966 and later in another group called the “Endless Chain.” In 1968 he was a writer for Malaco Records, based at Jackson, MS.

Ilene Berns, widow of Bert Berns, signed Davis to Bang Records in 1969, and in 1970, released a cover of The Jarmels’ hit song “A Little Bit of Soap”, reaching #52 on the Billboard pop charts. His first album, A Little Bit of Paul Davis, was released in 1970. In 1974 he recorded his third album, Ride ‘Em Cowboy, which garnered a Top 40 for the title track. The same song also became a Top-40 country hit for Juice Newton in 1984.

Davis had his first American Top 10 single with the slow ballad “I Go Crazy,” which peaked at #7 in 1978. “I Go Crazy” spent 40 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, which at the time set the single-song record for most consecutive weeks on the chart in the rock era. The follow-up, “Sweet Life”, did moderately well, peaking at #17. The corresponding album Singer of Songs - Teller of Tales was a modest success, peaking at #82 on the Billboard pop album chart. He was the last artist active on the Bang Records label when it folded in 1981.

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  • Soffisty

    "Cool Night" is my favorite!

    21 Feb 10:03pm Reply
  • rasec60

    Excelente tema melodico, no sabia quien era su interprete.Buen tono de voz y agradable lento.

    28 Jan 1:47pm Reply
  • LaMusicLovr

    In college, pop music was a huge part of my life...and listening to these songs now, makes me realize that although Paul Davis looks nothing like a pop star...this man, along with Dan Fogelberg and so many other singer-songwriters from the 70's and 80's...made life so much better on the campus for the long days and lonely nights during times of studying and just plain surviving...what a great thing. Music is really a necessary thing in life. God bless Paul Davis!!!

    7 Mar 2013 Reply
  • DATA310

    When I hear 'I go Crazy', it literal makes me feel like a teenager in high school again. That feeling you get when you feel overwhelmed and out of control! Can't explain, but I absolutely love I go crazy and Cool Nights!

    10 Jan 2012 Reply
  • andyr1957

    one of the easiest going person you ever met...

    28 Sep 2011 Reply
  • cadaver11

    What's with the caps lock? [2]

    24 Aug 2011 Reply
  • cliffdvr

    What's with the caps lock?

    16 Aug 2011 Reply
  • joshuaizzle

    hey guys only 12 likes on fb? whats up? http://www.facebook.com/pages/Paul-Davis/162717737129404?sk=wall

    14 Jul 2011 Reply
  • dardar227

    R.I.P. Paul. We always could depend on Paul Davis for nice, sweet love songs. Definitely didn't look like the voice, I guess that made him even more special. Sad that he's gone.

    12 Oct 2010 Reply
  • onlinetvs

    http://radioclubevirtudes.blogspot.com/

    23 May 2010 Reply
  • vaughnvhalen

    Sweet life,Cool night,i go crazy..Some of the best songs ever!!

    9 Dec 2009 Reply
  • IVANABRIANDA

    I LOVE PAUL DAVIS TOO. 1977 78 !

    13 Nov 2009 Reply
  • lillybug66

    love this song reminds me of good ole days

    6 Sep 2009 Reply
  • LaMusicLovr

    Paul Davis bridged an important gap between soft country and pop -- Kenny Rogers, Ronnie Milsap, and Eddie Rabbitt owe him a great deal of respect!!

    17 Aug 2009 Reply
  • ramiroreguerin

    murio? una pena ... fue un gran cantante ... "i go crazy" es maravillosa ...

    4 Jul 2009 Reply
  • musiclover48

    i love this song

    13 Mar 2009 Reply
  • eni-toledo

    adorável cantor, por anda anda? alguem sabe me dizer?

    7 Mar 2009 Reply
  • spidrwegian

    It's a pity you can't hear two of my favourite Paul Davis tracks on here. The single Superstar and the b-side of I Go Crazy, called I think, Reggae Kind Of Way

    20 Aug 2008 Reply
  • pattidevine

    HE IS MISSED. LOVE HIS MUSIC

    11 Aug 2008 Reply
  • rbelk

    As a fellow Mississippian, I can say he was one of my favorites. unfortunately, he died on my birthday. A great voice and one of my idols.

    10 Aug 2008 Reply
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