Wayne Davis Wayne Davis

      • 1. Strive on and Be Strong
      • 2. Morning
      • 3. Love Is
      • 4. The Garden (There Is A Garden, Far Away!)
      • 5. Look at the People!
      • 6. Dawn of a New Day
      • 7. Things Seem Just Right, Now!
      • 8. Intermezzo / Bahjia Habiba
      • 9. “… One Last Thing!”

      Strut present the first ever reissue of an essential lost classic from the Black Fire catalogue, Wayne Davis’ powerful self-titled gospel-soul album from 1976.

      An accomplished vocalist and keyboard player, Davis had studied in Washington D.C. and had worked with Roberta Flack and she subsequently secured him a recording deal with Atlantic Records; he released the 'A View From Another Place' album in 1973 and Roberta contributed electric piano to one of the tracks. Davis was the dropped from the label and his subsequent album was released by Jimmy Gray on Black Fire.

      Produced by Jimmy Watkins and Bias Studios manager, Bob Dawson, the album line-up featured the celebrated poet and flautist Wanda Robinson and the horn section from legendary D.C. go-go pioneers Experience Unlimited. Wayne later returned the favour, appearing as a vocalist on Experience Unlimited’s seminal 'Free Yourself' album.

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