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James E. Davis of The Vanguards R.I.P.

The Facebook page for retired Indianapolis Firefighters  is reporting that former firefighter James E Davis, better known to this community as the lead voice of The Vanguards passed on 26th October 2019 aged 77.

The Vanguards cut some mighty fine records around 1970-72 , a couple much admired on the West Coast by discerning Chicano/as.  There's a fuller obituary on said website but Davis had a full life serving variously as a soldier for four years, a firefighter for thirty two years and as a Baptist minister based in Kentucky. However his place on website is down to his stint as lead singer of a Indianapolis based The Vanguards. They had some national success with “It’s Too Late for Love” and “Somebody Please.”  There was a Vanguards retrospective from Now-Again released in 2019.

James E. Davis R.I.P.

 

 

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