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JAMES THUNDERBIRD DAVIS <br> Check Out Time <br> 1989 (Blacktop/Demon Records, UK Pressing - Out of Print)

Details: Blacktop/Demon FIEND-149, stereo, tan and blue label with logo left of hole, 1989

Condition: Vinyl NM (Pristine!), Jacket VG++

From the All Music Guide:
Thought by many to be deceased, singer James Davis returned from musical invisibility to make this sparkling comeback set for Black Top. His hearty pipes sounding anything but over-the-hill, Davis roared a combination of his own fine tunes and remakes of songs first done by Bobby Bland, James Carr, and Wynonie Harris in front of a terrific combo (guitarists Anson Funderburgh and Clarence Hollimon, saxist Grady Gaines). A revival of his own slow blues "Your Turn to Cry" recalled Davis's early-'60s glory days.

James Davis went out the way entertainers often dream of. While performing at the Blues Saloon in St. Paul, MN, he suffered a fatal heart attack in mid-set and died on-stage. The tragic event ended a comeback bid that warmed the heart of blues aficionados; Davis' whereabouts were so unknown prior to his triumphant re-emergence that he was rumored to be dead.

The tracks are:
1 I'm Ready Now 3:42
2 You Did Me Wrong 3:04
3 Hello Sundown 3:59
4 Check-Out Time 4:10
5 What Else Is There to Do? 3:23
6 If I Had My Life to Live Over 1:56
7 It's Your Turn to Cry 2:54
8 Come by Here 2:59
9 I Should've Known Better 3:54
10 A Case of Love 3:42
11 Bloodshot Eyes 3:09
12 The Dark End of the Street 3:55

James "Thunderbird" Davis - Vocals
Anson Funderburgh - Guitar
Grady Gaines - Sax (Tenor)
Jeff Hannusch - Liner Notes
Clarence Hollimon - Guitar
Kaz Kazanoff- Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor)
Earl King - Guitar
Lloyd Lambert - Bass (Electric), Bass (Upright)
David Lee - Drums
Ron Levy - Organ, Piano
Mr. Excello - Sax (Tenor)
George Porter, Jr. - Bass
Saxy Boy - Sax (Tenor)

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