Chanteur Rockabilly US né Henry Davis en 1941 à Dry Heave (Arkanasa). Excellent vocaliste à la voix puissante et timbrée, Hank Davis a enregistré durant les années soixante une poignée de singles pour Wizz, Dauphin et Stacy Records, dans lesquels il prouvait en outre une aptitude certaine à pratiquer la guitare électrique. Peu connu, malgré ses dons de vocaliste, musicien et compositeur, Hank Davis a pourtant enregistré jusqu'en 1978.

Arkansas-born guitarist/vocalist Hank Davis experienced several musical transformations during his lengthy career. Inspired by the early recordings of Elvis Presley, he recorded numerous unreleased demos during the 1960s. Performing with two black ministers as the Blues Brothers (long before another outfit with that name was made famous by Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi), he focused on blues and gospel music. He then moved to Canada in the early '70s, re-emerging as a country singer. At his small studio in his home in southern Ontario, Davis and steel guitarist Winnie Winston recorded more than enough to release eight albums, including two instrumental sessions that the pair credited to Raunch Radley.
A native of Dry Heave, AR, a small town about 120 miles from Little Rock, Davis was taught to play the guitar by his uncle, "Shagpoke" Davis, at the age of 12. Performing at the Dixie Bar 'n' Grill in Dry Heave in 1955, he and his band auditioned for Sun Records in Memphis the following year. When he discovered, two years later, that the label had lost the tapes, he got drunk and accidentally boarded a bus to Montreal. Remaining in the Canadian city, he became a regular performer at Le Mangeur de Merde and recorded his first singles for Disques Frogges. Still in high school when the singles were released, he appeared on Alan Freed's television show.
While in New York City, Davis spent most of his time backstage at the Paramount Theater and the record company offices in the Brill Building.
After recording several more demos, he left New York to attend graduate school in Boston. Arriving in Boston during the height of the folk explosion, he formed the Blues Brothers. In addition to recording two albums, the trio toured throughout the Southeast. Deciding to move permanently to Canada, Davis settled in northern Ontario in the early '70s. He toured England in the late '70s.

http://www.myspace.com/hankdavis

Talents : Singer, Guitar

Style musical : Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll

http://youtu.be/6-UEH5MBNg4

WOMEN TRAIN (1959) (Hank & The Elektras)

REAL SOON (1960)

ONE WAY TRACK (1960)

I've Never Known (1960) (Hank & Carolee)

SALAMAY (1961) (unissued)

DARK WAS THE NIGHT (1978)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

05/1959 SP WIZZ 716 (US) I Want You To Be My Baby / You're My Kind
09/1959 SP DAUPHIN AR-105/6 (US) HANK & The ELECTRAS - Women Train / Get Lost Baby
05/1960 SP STACY 919X (US) Real Soon / One-Way Track
11/1960 SP MALA 424 (US) HANK & CAROLEE - I've Never Known / Go On And Go
1964 SP FOLK ART 5002 (US) Rev. Anthony CAMPBELL, Calvin MORRIS, Hank DAVIS, guitar - How Long Have You Been A Negro? / Hit 'Em Again Lord
1964 SP FOLK ART ? (US) Motherless Children / Nobody's Fault But Mine / That's All Right



Unissued Tracks

195? Unissued - (Redita [2nd series] LP 115 (#15)) Bad Move Baby
195? Unissued - (Redita [2nd series] LP 115 (#6)) Talk About Lovin'
195? Unissued - (Ducktail LP 501 (#7) / Redita [2nd series] LP 115 (#8)) You're Forgiven
1959 Unissued - (Redita [2nd series] LP 115 (#1)) Dinosaur Girl
1960 Unissued - (Redita [1st series] LP 115 (#4) / Redita [2nd series] LP 115 (#5)) Breakin' Up With You [vers. 1]
1960 Unissued - (Redita [2nd series] LP 115 (#17)) Breakin' Up With You [vers. 2]
1960 Unissued - (Redita [2nd series] LP 115 (#24)) Happy New Year Baby
1960 Unissued - (Redita [1st series] LP 115 (#3) / Redita [2nd series] LP 115 (#18) / Relaxed Rabbit CD 428 (#23)) I Don't Care Who Knows
1960 Unissued - (Redita [2nd series] LP 115 (#11)) I'm Leavin' While I Can
1960 Unissued - (Redita [2nd series] LP 115 (#9)) HANK & CAROLEE - Lonely Road
1960 Unissued - (Redita [2nd series] LP 115 (#19)) Make Your One Love Last
1960 Unissued - (Ducktail LP 501 (#3) / Redita [2nd series] LP 115 (#23)) Someday I'll Surprise You
1960 Unissued - (Redita [1st series] LP 115 (#14) / Redita [2nd series] LP 115 (#22)) There Goes The Guy
1961 Unissued - (Redita [2nd series] LP 115 (#7) / Redita [2nd series] LP 120 (#13)) Afraid To Try
1961 Unissued - (Redita [2nd series] LP 115 (#16) / Relaxed Rabbit CD 428 (#22)) Low Down Moanin' Dirty Lonesome Feelin' Blues
1961 Unissued - (Redita [1st series] LP 115 (#11) / Redita [2nd series] LP 115 (#21)) Point Of View
1961 Unissued - (Redita [1st series] LP 115 (#8) / Redita [2nd series] LP 115 (#14) / Relaxed Rabbit CD 428 (#11)) Salamay
1962 Unissued - (Redita [2nd series] LP 115 (#10)) Jimmy Brown
1964 Unissued - (Redita [1st series] LP 115 (#10) / Relaxed Rabbit CD 428 (#12)) Treat A Stranger Right
1965 Unissued - (Redita [1st series] LP 115 (#9)) Don't Look Now
1965 Unissued - (Redita [1st series] LP 115 (#12)) Early In The Morning
1965 Unissued - (Redita [1st series] LP 115 (#2) / Relaxed Rabbit CD 428 (#14)) Got My Mojo Working

Albums

1964 LP 12" FOLK ART FLP 5002 (US) GOD MADE THE BLUES, VOL.1 - REV. ANTHONY CAMPBELL, CALVIN MORRIS, HANK DAVIS - Some Gonna Call Him /How Long Have You Been A Negro / I Want Jesus To Walk With Me / Motherless Children (Hank DAVIS solo) / A Thousand Miles From Home / You Can Make Me Doubt Him / Takin' Names (Tony CAMPBELL solo) / Nobody's Fault But Mine (Hank DAVIS solo) / Hit 'Em Again Lord / Lookin' Good / Red Light / Timber - The Mule Song (Calvin MORRIS solo) / Don't Look Now (Hank DAVIS solo) / O Freedom  
1976 LP 12" REDITA LP 115 (NL) I'M HANK DAVIS - Real Soon / Mojo Workout / I Don't Care Who Knows / Breakin' Up With You / Slow Down / Motherless Children / That's All Right / Salamay / Don't Look Now / Treat A Stranger Right / Point Of View / Early In The Morning / Nobody's Fault But Mine / There Goes The Guy  
1979 LP 12" RED SQUIRREL 175 (CAN) SONGS OF ANIMALS AND IMAGINATION (AS SUNG BY HANK DAVIS) - The Never Song / There's A Mouse Loose In Here / I'll Be Your Breakfast / Marvin The Dinosaur / Flathead / Long Black Mouse / Come On Out And Play / A Feather In Her Hat / Redolent Cornflakes / Rabbit's Picnic / Scrambled Eggs And Iguanas / Duck And The Kangaroo / Puffin'  
1981 LP 12" REDITA LP 115 (NL) NEW YORK COUNTRY ROCK - Dinosaur Girl / Real Soon / Get Lost Baby / One-Way Track / Breakin' Up With You (take 1) / Talk About Lovin' / Afraid To Try / You're Forgiven / Lonely Road / Jimmy Brown / I'm Leavin' While I Can / I Never Known / Woman Train / Salamay / Bad Move Baby / Low Down Moanin' / Breakin' Up With You (take 2) / I Don't Care Who Knows / Make Your One Love Last / Go On And Go / Point Of View / There Goes The Guy / Someday I'll Surprise You / Happy New Year Baby  
1983 LP 12" RELAXED RABBIT RR 426 (CAN) WINNIE WINSTON & HANK DAVIS - CLOUD DANCING - Frog Invasion / The Eagle / Bouncing Off The Trees / Almost Home / Winding Down / The Aardvark Waltz / Poultry Sense / Lonely Boys Like Me / Cloud Dancing / Cajun Potatoes / Chicken On The Strings / Christmas Train / She Forgot Loving Me / Big Black Machine / Old Time Friend / One More Once
01/1995 CD RELAXED RABBIT RRCD 428 (CAN) BLUE HIGHWAY - Real Soon (1959) / Poor Boy (1981) / Move On Down The Line (1979) / There Is No Right Way (1977) / Drawin' To An Inside Straight (1981) / Please Don't Steal My Truck (1978) / Not My Kind Of Woman (1978) / Were You Ever Mine To Lose (1981) / Rock In The Woods (1977) / I Just Don't Feel Like Dancing (1974) / Salamay (1961) / Treat A Stranger Right  (1964) / Dark Was The Night (1978, with re-recorded instr. solos) / Got My Mojo Working (1965) / Trying To Get To You (1976, prev. unrel.) / Nobody's Fault But Mine (1977) / Not My Kind Of Woman (1984, prev. unrel.) / I Never Meant To Say Goodbye (1978) / Honkers And Shouters (1981) / Down The Line (1979) / Crazy Living (1981) / Low Down Moanin' (1961) / I Don't Care Who Knows (1960) / Blue Highway (1986, prev. unrel.) / I Want You To Know (1976) / Sweet Little Gina (1978) / I Was In Love Once (1985, prev. unrel.) / Rock With Me Baby (1979) / Old New Orleans Rhythm & Blues (1976) / Motherless Children (1964) / Next Stop, Paradise (1994, prev. unrel.)  
11/2012 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 17319 (DE) ONE WAY TRACK - One Way Track / There Is No Right Way / Rock With Me Baby / Move On Down The Line / Lift Up Your Hands / I Just Don't Feel Like Dancing / Dinosaur Girl / Trying to Get to You / Got My Mojo Working / Nothing Means Nothing / Crazy Living / Afraid To Try / Crying In My Beer / Early In The Morning / There Goes The Guy / Low Down Moaning / I Want You To Know / Bearly Able / Rock In The Woods / Be Strong / Go On And Go / I Don't Care Who Knows / I Never Meant To Say Goodbye / Station Break / Salamay / This Town / Real Soon / Please Don't Steal My Truck / Lonely Road / Afraid To Try / Dark Was The Night / Down The Line / The Extra Man / I Will Trust In The Lord - Amazing Grace / I Can't Believe In You / Bad Move Baby / A Minute To Run / Peace And Contentment

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