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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

http://www.bakersfield.com/entertainment/2015/11/04/late-bakersfield-musician-s-legacy-extends-as-far-as-the-u-k.html

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