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New 45 from Melvin Davis via Gure Gauza Records

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Gure Gauza Records exclusively presents a double sided 45 release of two classic songs just recorded by Melvin Davis in a Detroit studio in the spring of 2013

Available at 7 euros via the website


A Side: Chains Of Love


B Side: I'm Gonna Love You



Press Blurb

Melvin Davis´ vast contribution to the birth and development of Detroit's music makes his name synonymous to legend in the annals of the Motortown's music history. It is well-known that he put his multi-faceted talents to work with every relevant figure in Detroit's soul music heydays, from Johnnie Mae Matthews to Smokey Robinson.

But Melvin prefers not to look back to his past, he feels as relevant in today's music scene as in any other time in his career. Anyone who has witnessed any of his live shows around the U.S. and Europe this past decade will undoubtedly agree.

Liner notes written by Rob Wigley

A Side: Chains Of Love

Melvin Davis, Singer, Musician,Songwriter and Detroit Soul Legend, pulls no punches on these definitive recordings of his own compositions debuting here on vinyl 45.

Energy pulsates from “Chains of love”, the horn section delivers a solid, perfectly timed right hook to compliment Melvin s gritty, jabbing vocal. The song has also been covered by J.J.Barnes, Mavis Staples and by The Dirtbombs which featured in the Golden Globes & Bafta winning film “The diving bell & the Butterfly”.

B Side: I'm Gonna Love You

Flip the 45 over and “I'm gonna love you” soars from the grooves. An instant dance floor winner, the pace never lets up as Melvin declares unconditional love for his girl.

Pat Lewis & Edward Hamilton (who recorded the original on Mary Jane Records) provide backing vocals to ensure we are indeed in the presence of Detroit Soul Royalty on this historic recording.




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SteveJohnstonDec 09 2013 02:59 PM

Loving this Mike,

one on its way to me!

Steve J

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Rob WigleyDec 10 2013 10:01 PM

Only just seen this link, the carver promo has gone down really well at the venues I have played it. This is a very limited edition 45. get it while you can !


wilxyDec 12 2013 05:05 PM

Just purchased my copy......Great stuff!!!


richo991Dec 12 2013 06:28 PM

Love B side more than A side but both r Excellent"


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71 SteveDec 12 2013 09:22 PM

Had this through the door today and top quality it is too, much quicker than I expected this time of year! Both the heavy vinyl and cover look and feel great and sound is superb. If this is the first of more to come from this label then I for one look forward to it! :thumbsup:


Rodney LeePeaceDec 14 2013 11:40 AM

Mine is already on the way no hesitation,not just buying this out of respect for mr Davis it really is "Da bomb" lol did I really say that, anyway it truly is great.(both sides).

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jasonsaxoDec 22 2013 12:11 PM

Just got it yesterday. Not had chance to play it because I was at the Eiger Music Studios in Leeds. It's going on the wheels of steel shortly.


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