MAXWELL DAVIS

Pop/Art Song/Folk / Big Band / RnB / Jump Blues • United States
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Maxwell was born and educated in Kansas. At the age of 17, he joined the Gene Coy band and travelled extensively throughout the mid- and northwest parts of the country. In 1937, he moved to Los Angeles, joining the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra. Davis worked as a freelance arranger and musician for many companies, including Black & White, Specialty, 4 Star, Aladdin, Modern, Crown, Kent, Capitol, Imperial and Miltone, where he accompanied vocalists such as Jo Evans, Helen Humes, Kay Thomas, T-Bone Walker and Ernie Andrews. In 1948, he contracted with Aladdin Records in Beverly Hills where he recorded with musicians/ singers such as Amos Milburn, Peppermint Harris, Charles Brown, Floyd Dixon and Calvin Boze. During this period, his wife, Adelia, described a special arrangement Maxwell made with Louis Jordan, famous band director, who had lost all of his band arrangements in a fire. read more...
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MAXWELL DAVIS Maxwell Davis And His Tenor Sax album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Maxwell Davis And His Tenor Sax
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1954
MAXWELL DAVIS Maxwell Davis And His Orchestra : Blue Tango album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Maxwell Davis And His Orchestra : Blue Tango
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1957
MAXWELL DAVIS Exciting Sounds Of The Name Big Bands Volume One album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Exciting Sounds Of The Name Big Bands Volume One
Big Band 1959
MAXWELL DAVIS Compositions Of Duke Ellington And Others album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Compositions Of Duke Ellington And Others
Big Band 1960

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MAXWELL DAVIS Father of West Coast RnB album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Father of West Coast RnB
RnB 1988
MAXWELL DAVIS Wailin' Daddy:Best of Maxwell Davis 1945-59 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wailin' Daddy:Best of Maxwell Davis 1945-59
RnB 2011

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New Flying Home / Jumpin' With Lloyd
Jump Blues 1951
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Blue Shuffle / Popsicle
RnB 1952

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