I was the first blogger in the world who presented Jesse Davis and his album entitled "The Man From Camp Nine" which released in 1983 on Essence Records. I did an article for Jesse Davis two years ago.
Today I will present one more album by Jesse Davis called "Hollywood Gypsies" which released in 1979 on Essence Records. I want to mention that "Hollywood Gypsies" is one of my favorite albums.
It was recorded at Studio West & Musicreation, San Diego. The musicians were Carl Evans Jr. and Mike Woffard on piano, keyboards, Ron Ogden on drums and congo, Steve O'Connor on guitar. Backing vocals by Shirley Saunders, Marquerita Page, Nathan East and Bob Ward. Arranged and conducted by Steve O'Connor. Produced by Steve O'Connor and Jesse Davis. Great solo guitar by Steve O'Connor on "It takes loving".
Steve O'Connor is well known for not only his masterful jazz guitar work but as a composer, arranger and producer. In 1972 he was awarded the prestigious Down Beat Magazine scholarship for jazz composition and improvisation to Berkeley School of Music where he attended for a time. He collaborated with Red Mitchell, Bob Magnusson, Bob Mover, Jim Plank, Ronny Ogden, The Joe Farrell Big Band, Charles McPherson, Bud Shank, Gary Barton and many others.
My favorite songs from the album are "Never could have made it" , "Tonite you belong to me" , "It takes loving" , "You are the one" and "Is this love". Most of the songs were written by himself. Also Jesse wrote some songs along with Deanna Davis.
Note: The above posted tracks are not played in full