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Re: Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold: Paul Davis Edition

Thu, 05 Jun 2014 18:37:11 -0000

This article sucks. Paul Davis was a wonderful writer and singer. His songs hold up today.




Re: Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold: Paul Davis Edition

Wed, 16 May 2012 10:38:36 -0000

I'm not even sure what the point of the article was. Paul Davis was something that most singers today aren't............talented! How I miss the days when singers could actually sing, didn't need autotune, and could legitimately play an instrument.

As for Paul's songs, his best in my opinion was Sweet Life, and Do Right was good as well. So you don't like Paul's music. To each their own.




Re: Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold: Paul Davis Edition

Sun, 09 Jan 2011 09:06:06 -0000

The reason you're "not sure" is because you are an "ignorant asshole".




Re: Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold: Paul Davis Edition

Fri, 31 Dec 2010 10:20:06 -0000

I'm not sure what I said that was worth multiple exclamation points. I did some light teasing in a tongue-in-cheek article, while sincerely giving both Paul and his songs credit. I still listen to all these songs. In fact, just the other day, I was listening to my '80s playlist, and "Cool Night" came on. Instantly, I felt gentle.




Re: Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold: Paul Davis Edition

Fri, 31 Dec 2010 07:15:29 -0000

In my anger, I mistyped. Just to set the record straight: The interview with Paul in which he responded to a question regarding his music was done by Gary James, Edmonton's 92.5 JOE FM.




Re: Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold: Paul Davis Edition

Thu, 30 Dec 2010 14:55:37 -0000

gaggle of fans..... Paul was my uncle and someone that I loved very much.




Re: Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold: Paul Davis Edition

Thu, 30 Dec 2010 11:46:46 -0000

LOL @ Angela. I know you have to be referring to HARE. My sentiments exactly on my first reading, but I recalled what Paul told Captain Craig (many years ago) regarding 'reviews' so didn't respond at that time. However, going on 3 years since Paul's death, I now do have to LOL at the asshole :)))) PS - I also wish he knew the correct words to Paul's songs...




Re: Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold: Paul Davis Edition

Thu, 30 Dec 2010 10:59:23 -0000

You are an ignorant asshole!!!!!!!!!




Re: Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold: Paul Davis Edition

Thu, 30 Dec 2010 02:27:34 -0000

Yes at his peak he was unbeatable as a popular singer songwriter




Re: Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold: Paul Davis Edition

Thu, 30 Dec 2010 02:25:16 -0000

More likely lack of activity. He seemed to be semi-retired for years and years. But it was a massive heart attack.




Re: Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold: Paul Davis Edition

Wed, 29 Dec 2010 19:10:25 -0000

Sadly Paul Davis died the day after his 60 th birthday. I came to "know" him through his postings to this Yahoo Group:

http://launch.groups.yahoo....

Regarding "I Go Crazy" - there is no need to get weird singing about crazy themes. Think about "Crazy after all these Years" by Paul Simon. (Karen Carpenter's version is rather more crazy BTW!) Listen to that version - and especially the vocal harmonies - crazy as hell!

"I Go Crazy" held the record for consecutive weeks on American Top 40 at that time - demonstrating it to be the standard still played to this day.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Jason - lets be clear on this - Paul Davis was a very effective popular singer for the period he was working in - when singer/songwriters were in vogue. Further, he demonstrated he could get hits through singing himself, or through the interpretation of others such as Dan Seals. I like this trio:

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

As for the harmonies and chord progressions - there was definitely some creativity there.




Re: Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold: Paul Davis Edition

Wed, 09 Jul 2008 19:06:59 -0000

http://youtube.com/watch?v=...

Sweet Life is possibly one of the greatest songs ever recorded




Re: Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold: Paul Davis Edition

Wed, 25 Jun 2008 21:15:22 -0000

I need to find Phil Benton, we palyed in first band together the Echos in 1962 or 3 and I need to reconnect with him. Please email jim.brannon@toast.net if you know how to find hin




Re: Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold: Paul Davis Edition

Thu, 29 May 2008 15:20:41 -0000

You have-to have experienced love and to have lost love; to appreciate this song. This song is up there with Another Old Lang Syne by Dan Folgerberg.




Re: Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold: Paul Davis Edition

Fri, 09 May 2008 10:40:46 -0000

I had the great pleasure of knowing Paul when he lived in Atlanta in the 70's. I was a musician playing clubs and doing some recording during those years. I dropped by WEB IV (Bang Records) studios many times to chat with Paul and hear what he was working on. Paul came in to see us play a few times when we were in a club near the studio. He was one of the nicest people I've ever known in the music business. Paul would interrupt a session to shoot the breeze for a few minutes and catch up. Such a kind man he was. He and engineer Ed Seay (who now lives and works in Nashville - doing quite well, I might add) would play Paul's works in progress for me. To see Paul and Ed work together was fascinating. Ed even played trombone parts on Paul's "Thinking of You." Phil Benton was also a friend and did engineering on some of Paul's stuff.

I had the great pleasure to see Paul perform live. In fact, I sat with Paul's then wife, Pam, at the old Great Southeast Music Hall which used to be in Broadview Plaza in Atlanta. Paul's band that night consisted of members of the Ron Price Band. They had recorded with Paul on his then current "Southern Tracks & Fantasies" album. I believe they were on the Bang label as well. They opened for Paul that night, as well, and were fantastic in their own write. Ron played a Ric bass and had a very McCartney-like voice. It was a great show. The music was note-perfect, and Paul's dry, southern wit was hysterical. He was loads of fun to be around and NEVER suffered from the "don't forget that I'M the star" syndrome. I will never forget his kindness to me over those years. The gentleness in his music was sincere. That was truly the way he was.

By the way, in one of the posts on here, from Old Davy, he referred to the snippet between songs on "Southern Tracks..." that sounded like a redneck calling in to a radio station talking about "marijuana peels." That was actually James Stroud, then an excellent session drummer who played on some of Paul's tracks. James is now President of Arista Country! James was recorded clowning around on the telephone. Unbeknownst to James, Phil Benton patched the phone into the board and started recording his carrying-on. It ended up on the record between the tracks kind of as a joke on James. One more thing - James was involved in the production of the kind of dumb diso single, "Ring My Bell." Stupid song but I wouldn't have minded receiving the checks in the mail from producing it! James has certainly come a long way since then!!

Rest in peace, Paul. I will never forget your kindness, all the fantastic music and good times that I feel privileged to have been a small part of. Thank you! You and your heartfelt music will be sorely missed.




Re: Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold: Paul Davis Edition

Sun, 04 May 2008 14:46:02 -0000

I didn't know who Paul Davis is until I saw the Blue Desert West Coast Site.
He is honored on the Cool Night West Coast Music Site in France because he gave them the name of the site.
Wherever he his he's fishin' I guess FIP Paul (Fish In Peace)




Re: Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold: Paul Davis Edition

Tue, 29 Apr 2008 15:07:48 -0000

yes, that's it. thank you. been driving me crazy.




Re: Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold: Paul Davis Edition

Thu, 24 Apr 2008 19:47:59 -0000

As long as Pat Boone lives, "lack of soul" will not be an acceptable cause of death.




Re: Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold: Paul Davis Edition

Thu, 24 Apr 2008 19:33:47 -0000

oh wah go team ooh wah go

Was it a heart attack? Really? It could have been some sort of chemical deficiency, i.e. pure lack of soul that got him in the end? I sense a coverup.




Re: Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold: Paul Davis Edition

Thu, 24 Apr 2008 18:41:42 -0000

I believe you're thinking of "Tired of Toein' the Line" by Rocky Burnett:

http://www.youtube.com/watc...




Re: Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold: Paul Davis Edition

Thu, 24 Apr 2008 18:31:52 -0000

anybody know the name of that 80s song that goes

Baby I
Got caught in a line

??
sorry, those are the only lines i know




Re: Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold: Paul Davis Edition

Thu, 24 Apr 2008 14:39:04 -0000

Paul Davis is doowhadittywhadoo, and that, my friends, is magical.




Re: Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold: Paul Davis Edition

Thu, 24 Apr 2008 08:45:14 -0000

I go crazy makes me think of Ned Flanders getting mad




Re: Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold: Paul Davis Edition

Thu, 24 Apr 2008 07:45:46 -0000

The "Ride 'Em Cowboy" album has a little snippet inbetween songs that sounds like a redneck calling into a radio station complaining about a song and "marijuana peel". It's hilarious.

RIP Paul, you mellow master.




Re: Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold: Paul Davis Edition

Thu, 24 Apr 2008 01:26:12 -0000

The first hit of his that caught my ear was "Ride 'Em Cowboy" in 1973, followed by the haunting "I Go Crazy" in 1977. Of course there were others, but those two remained favorites. His voice had a cool richness to it. Sad to see him go. Thnx 4 the tribute.