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  Ray Davis (musician) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Raymond "Ray" Davis (born March 29, 1940 in Sumter, South Carolina - died July 5, 2005 New Brunswick, New Jersey) was the original bass singer and one of the founding members of The Parliaments, Parliament and Funkadelic.
Ray replaced the original bass singer of the Temptations' Melvin Franklin on the album For Lovers Only and in the group after Franklin's death in 1995.
Ray Davis died on the evening of Tuesday, July 5, 2005 of respiratory problems.
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 Ray Davis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
General Ray Davis (U.S. Marine) (1915-2003), Medal of Honor recipient – hero of the Battle of Chosin Reservoir (Korean War)
Ray Davis (musician) (1940-2005), member of The Parliaments, Parliament and Funkadelic
Ray Davies (born 1944), lead singer/guitarist of The Kinks
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 The Hawk
Davis' time in jail and her trial made her a national figure, and she went on to continue to advocate for various progressive causes.
The title of Davis' talk was "Arts, Education, and Activism: Beyond Rhetoric to Action" and in it she offered her thoughts on the function of art, the importance of education and the misrepresentation of the civil rights activists of the 1960s.
Davis cited Ray Charles, a musician who refused to adhere to the conventions of a single genre and was willing to experiment with mixing radically different genres, as one of the sources of inspiration for the civil rights movement.
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 :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews :: Ray (xhtml)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Ray Charles became blind at age 9, two years after witnessing the drowning death of his little brother.
Ray Charles was deeply involved in the project for years, until his death in June, and the film had access to his recordings, so of course it should use them, because nobody else could sing like Ray Charles.
When we leave him, Ray is safely on course for his glory years, although there is a brief scene set in 1979 where he receives an official apology from his home state of Georgia over the concert incident, and "Georgia on My Mind" is named as the state song.
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 Salem Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This group of musicians has been a mainstay at the festival for the past few years and their roots date back to the beginning of the bluegrass tradition.
David Davis developed a burning desire to sustain his family's heritage, drawing on his childhood influences from his uncle Cleo, his father, Leddell Davis, and his grandfather, J.H. Bailey, who played the drop-thumb style banjo and old-time fiddle.
In the mid-1980s, David Davis and the boys toured extensively and took their music to a national audience, thrilling music fans everywhere.
www.daviddavisandwrb.com /salem_times.html   (649 words)

 Casa Grande Valley Newspapers Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Davis got a call-back that Sunday and returned for round two, where 30 contestants discovered a twist: they were given two and a half minutes to play an original song.
Davis said he was turned on to music performance at a young age when he watched the movie "Crossroads," a blues music film starring Ralph Macchio.
Davis started singing was he was 25, moving on to Southern rock - a natural progression, considering Davis is a descendant of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy.
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 Hernando: Mandolinist aims for honest music
Davis immediately went to work building the band's visibility, landing dates at prestigious bluegrass festivals such as Bill Monroe's Bean Blossom Festival and the Festival of the Blue Grass in Kentucky, as well as at county and state fairs along the East Coast.
Davis also credits noted bluegrass record producer and Washington, D.C., radio host Ray Davis (no relation) with helping to guide him in navigating the business end of the music.
Davis' emotive tenor voice has been called one of the most distinctive in bluegrass and is backed by a hard-driving veteran ensemble that includes Jeff Griffy (guitar), Josh Smith (banjo), Owen Sanders (fiddle) and Marty Hays (bass).
www.sptimes.com /2005/04/22/Hernando/Mandolinist_aims_for_.shtml   (855 words)

 Amazon.com: Ray (Widescreen Edition): DVD: Jamie Foxx,Kerry Washington,Regina King,Clifton Powell,Harry J. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Ray Charles is presented as a musical genius who had managed to overcome physical disabilities that would have stopped most others, but it doesn't attempt to mute the serious and unflattering personal moral problems he had with drugs and his exploitative treatment of women.
Ray Robinson, aka Ray Charles the singer, songwriter and musician, was blind since the age of 7.
Ray had both the blessing and the curse of being a ladies' man, resulting in serial affairs while his wife stayed home and raised their family.
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 Founding Member of Parliament-Funkadelic, Ray Davis Died at 65 - Softpedia
Ray Davis, one of the founding members of Parliament-Funkadelic, whose music has been an inspiration for modern rap and hip-hop bands, died at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., at the age of
The musician born March 29, 1940, in Sumter, S.C, played with the original Parliaments, the band formed by George Clinton in the 1950’s, which included Clarence Haskins and Grady Thomas as well.
Fans remember bass vocals of ray Davis for two of the band’s hits, which reached No.1 on the R&B charts, "One Nation Under a Groove" and "Flashlight'.
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 CNN.com - Transcripts
And Ray Davis is with me now to talk more about the failed effort in Great Britain to save the wayward whale.
DAVIS: One of the great things here is that they tried to move the animal without lifting it and trying to get it to swim out to sea.
DAVIS: That's one of the things that you see characteristically with whale strandings, is that the animal is not feeling well is moving inshore, moves into shallower water.
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 P-Funk - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
It also is a fusion music genre and describes a great many offshoot groups and solo musicians.
Originally, "P-Funk" was simply a slang expression for two George Clinton bands with members in common, first Parliament, and then Funkadelic.
Though he may be remembered today more for his rainbow hair and outlandish costumes than his music, his influence on generations of musicians has been remarkable.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/P_Funk   (1532 words)

 George Clinton - MSN Encarta
Along with American singer James Brown, Clinton was influential in creating fl popular music that appealed to a wide audience regardless of age, gender, race, or geography.
Barbershops have been popular places for fls to socialize and sing since the 19th century, and it was at the barbershop that Clinton developed his vocals.
In 1956 he formed a harmony group called the Parliaments, with Calvin Simon, Grady Thomas, and later Ray Davis and Clarence “Fuzzy” Haskins.
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 Armwood Jazz Blog: July 2005
With musicians and others who knew him, it would be easy to do an hour just of impressions of Miles’ rasping voice and lightning wit.
After hearing Miles Davis at an early age he said to himself, “This is where it’s at!” Jones credits the many teachers and musicians he has had over the years.
Following decades would see American musicians of the likes of Louis Armstrong, Benny Carter, and Miles Davis cross the ocean to jam late into the nights in a city refreshingly free of racism, and the music would evolve into astonishing new forms.
armwoodjazz.blogspot.com /2005_07_01_armwoodjazz_archive.html   (13997 words)

 Ray Fenwick: CD Store: Buy CD Albums securely online
The title and theme of the album was inspired by Ray's experiences in the States, in particular attempts by the government to encourage the male population to keep their hair short.
Ray Fenwick joined Tee Set in 1967 and is heard on the single "Now's The Time" and the Spencer Davis Group tribute recorded in 1983.
Ray Fenwick along with John Gistafson, Mark Nauseef, Colin Towns and Ian Gillan were IGB and Ray has supplied these tracks from his personal archives and provides here over 60 minutes of rare, alternative versions and previously unreleased tracks which are a must for IGB fans all over the world.
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 Band Bio
In 1987 David met Ray Davis, radio personality and stage announcer with an illustrious career that spans over fifty years.
Ray Davis has an Amazing history with Country and Bluegrass music.
David Davis and the Warrior River Boys define traditional bluegrass music with their heart-felt singing and tasteful instrumentation as they present a clean-cut family oriented show, playing the music they love for the fans they love!
www.daviddavisandwrb.com /band_bio.html   (760 words)

 Soul-Patrol Newsletter: V3 Issue 10: Funk/ Soul/Jazz, Barbara Mason, Frankie Crocker, Ray Davis, Jerry Butler, Lloyd ...
The recent deaths of Luther Vandross, Ray Davis, Obie Benson and Eugene Record came in rapid fire.
Ray's brought out a Plainfield who's who of the foundation of the sound.
Ray's oldest son and heir to his voice, Derrick Davis, set the tone.
www.soul-patrol.com /newsletter/2005/news10   (3292 words)

 Bellona Times
McTell played blues songs not because they were blues but because they were popular, and he handled them superbly not because he was a blues musician but because he was a pop musician.
In fact, when I first heard him twenty-some years ago, his eclecticism and detached engagement reminded me more of the Kinks than of any of the bit of blues I knew.
McTell is the ideal musician for the dreamy grimy rubbery urbanity of archy and mehitabel, for E. Segar's Thimble Theater (or for the early Fleischers' Popeye -- they never found a scorer as perfect as Cab Calloway was for Betty Boop), for the silent comedies of miracle-working white-faced saints with dirt-flened hands....
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 Arthur Satyan Official Web Site
Bassist Abboud Saadi and drummer Fouad Afra were among the first regular musicians at the "Blue Note Cafe", Lebanese musicians who sometimes passed gun-battles on the way to a gig.
Mixture of swing, Latin and modern-jazz rhythms reflects the land where streets and homes switch from Miles Davis to Joe Zawinul, from Komitas to Wayne Shorter...and Arthur Satyan.
Here are three musicians of different characters, experience and nationalities who come together in their music.
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These four tracks, originally on the small Joel Davis label, serve as an appetizer for the Prestige recordings main course.
Although not a bebop musician, Coleman Hawkins' advanced harmonic improvisations were a major influence on the younger musicians.
(I wonder if both musician's use of space in their playing accounted for Miles's unhappiness with Monk's comping.) This was the last session Monk recorded for Prestige.
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 Peter Nixon
The Nobel Prize in Physics was announced a few minutes ago as going to experimentalists for the detection of cosmic neutrinos and the discovery of cosmic x-ray sources.
Ray Davis and Masatoshi Koshiba share half the prize for their neutrino studies and Riccardo Giacconi wins the other half for the x-ray work.
Ray Davis: The scientist and the man: http://www.sns.ias.edu/~jnb/Papers/Popular/RayDavis/paper.pdf
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 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Funeral services for Phyllis Elizabeth Davis, 69, of Livingston, were held Tuesday, October 14, 2003, from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Royce Pennington officiating.
Davis died on Saturday, October 11, 2003, in Conroe Regional Medical Center in Conroe.
She was an accomplished musician, both a vocalist and organist.
www.easttexasnews.com /archives/archive_messenger_october26_2003.htm   (6570 words)

 Musicians Union Band
A brainchild of old pals and ace players Ray Fenwick and Hans Vermeulen, the final result of this North Sea Bridge get-together came out surprisingly American-sounding.
It's a little gem, one of these underrated obscurities that all collectors love to dig out at record fairs and tell their friends about in secret.
Both Dave and Dee joined Spencer Davis and Ray Fenwick in the 1969 line-up of The Spencer Davis Group.
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 Redcoat Alumni Band Association
Add in the loss of Sam Davis, and I just couldn't be a part of the band this year.
Ray and I will celebrate our 7th anniversary this year and have been blessed with two amazing children.
The two boys and girl, named Ford, Ellie and Davis, are filling out their preemie features.
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 Tyrone Davis, Mississippi Musician
Davis is also a ladies' man. Many women enjoyed hs singing.
Davis is a great soul entertainer who has spent the past thirty years performing on the "Chitin Circuit.".
In 1998 Davis was given a prestigious RandB Foundation award for his lifetime of works (Stiles).
www.shs.starkville.k12.ms.us /mswm/MSWritersAndMusicians/musicians/TyroneDavis.html   (1770 words)

 Reading & Writing: Sharp Sand: Willie McTell, Redux
Ray Davis, who writes the always edgy Pseudopodium, emailed this last weekend with a link to his own thoughts on McTell.
Though coming round here & saying you’re not a Dylan fan is a little like going to Texas & saying you don’t like barbecue or to Saigon & saying you don’t like pho, I’ll let that pass, since what Ray has to say about McTell represents much of the new thinking about the blues.
I’d just say that those of us in search of existential authenticity need to be prepared to discover it in popular culture as well as folk culture.
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With the help of York and another Davis refugee, Ray Fenwick, who lends some fine guitar work and co-wrote many of the songs, Hardin creates a very intimate and organic sound based around his piano and warm, straightforward vocals.
An enjoyable and listenable album, with guest appearances from Ray Fenwick and Mo Foster ensuring some melodic rock credentials, there are also bonus tracks featuring Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover (on drums!) - furthering their partnership from the Butterfly Ball and Wizards Convention concept albums.
Spencer Davis and I visited McCartney and his home in St. John's Wood, Cavendish Avenue to be precise, with the view to him producing the Spencer Davis Group.
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 Kid Lopez Band - Photos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Ray, the "Love Elf" gave us some great memories, and was always hammin' it up for the camera.
The guys in the band will always stand in awe of Ray's uncanny ability to get women to take off their shirts!
The actual hand of Ray Davis performing a difficult and arcane jazz chording position...Well, an A-chord anyway.
www.kidlopezband.com /photos.html   (933 words)

 Independent Lens . PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC: One Nation Under a Groove . The History | PBS
Spanning half a century, the history of Parliament Funkadelic is as varied in its musical stylings as in the rotating cast of musicians that have graced Parliament, Funkadelic and the collective P-Funk stage.
Later, in Plainfield, New Jersey, Ray Davis, Calvin Simon, Fuzzy Haskins and Grady Thomas replaced the original members and tightened up their harmonies in the barbershop where George did hair.
As musician Cholly Bassoline explains, the album “put the R&B community on notice that here was a group to be reckoned with.
www.pbs.org /independentlens/parliamentfunkadelic/history.html   (1370 words)

 Keith Anthony Morrison: Art and Ethnography Essay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Man Ray, living in Europe, was among the first American abstract artists to learn this indigenous European ethnology called abstract art.
Stuart Davis' painting Night Life (1962) is a good example of his style in the abstract idiom.
It vibrates visually like musical pulses, fusing the image of the fl musician with the dynamism of street noises, billboards, and other elements of the urban environment.
www.keithmorrison.com /biblio/artethno.html   (1376 words)

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