Walter Davis (blues musician)
Walter Davis was a leading exponent of the St. Louis blues in the 1930s , along with Roosevelt Sykes and Henry Townsend . Between 1931 and 1941 Davis recorded over 160 titles. Several more recordings followed from 1946 to 1952.
Walter Davis' best-known pieces include Come Back Baby (which made Ray Charles a top hit in 1950), Angel Child (1949 hit for Memphis Slim ), Think You Need A Shot , Pet Cream Blues and Ashes In My Whiskey . Davis titles have been edited by BB King , Fred McDowell , Eddie Boyd , Champion Jack Dupree, and others.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American blues musician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 1, 1912|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Grenada , Mississippi|
|DATE OF DEATH||October 22, 1963|
|Place of death||St. Louis , Missouri|