The Bakersfield Californian web site reported a few days ago the recent passing on of Bakersfield musician Luther Davis on Oct 28th aged 69
The reporting includes a fairly informative look at both Luther Davis life and his recordings
A preview clip of the feature follows...
Late Bakersfield musician's legacy extends as far as the U.K. BY CESAREO GARASA For The Californian
WEDNESDAY, NOV 4, 2015 4:48 PM
...Davis picked up the guitar at a young age at the suggestion of his mother’s employer, and after a stint in the U.S. Army, he formed his first band, Lord Luther and the Inner Eye, in the early1970s. They mainly played Top-40 soul covers by artists like Curtis Mayfield and The Temptations. After winning a local Battle of the Bands in 1977, Davis used the momentum and cash prize to record a 7-inch single of two of his original songs “You” and “Keep on Dancing.”
It was five years later — as the Luther Davis group with bassist Daly Brown and drummer Kenny Jackson — that Davis would cut two singles, “You Can Be a Star” and “To Be Free,” both of which would have a major impact on his career, though he was unaware of that fact for...
A link to the article on the Bakersfield follows - its a worthwhile trip but note you may have to answer some advertising type questions to view, so stay away if that sort of thing is not your idea of fun