Will It Be Me Or Him (Long Version) SKILL EDIT

by Geater Davis

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Vernon "Geater" Davis (29 January 1946 – 29 September 1984) was an American soul singer and songwriter. He has been described as "one of the South's great lost soul singers, an impassioned stylist whose voice was a combination of sweetness and sandpaper grit."

Life and career :
Davis was born in Kountze, Texas. In the late 1960s he was heard performing, along with Reuben Bell, by record producer Allen Orange. Orange arranged for them to record in Birmingham, Alabama, and started his own House of Orange label to release their output. Geater's first release, "Sweet Woman's Love", in 1970, reached # 45 on the Billboard R&B chart. His follow-up singles on the House of Orange label, including "I Can Hold My Own" and "Best Of Luck To You", were less commercially successful, but he recorded an album, Sweet Woman's Love, which is now considered a classic of the deep soul genre. He often wrote or co-wrote his own material.

After Orange closed his label in 1972, Davis recorded for the Luna label, and then for John Richbourg's 77 label, where several of his recordings such as "I'm Gonna Change" and "A Whole Lot Of Man" were made at the FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals. His 1973 single, "Your Heart Is So Cold" reached # 64 on the R&B chart. However, Davis' records did not generally sell well, despite heavy touring on the blues and chitlin circuits.He recorded for the Ace label in the mid 1970s, and later issued some disco singles on the revitalised House Of Orange label. In 1981 he joined the MT label run by James Bennett in Jackson, Mississippi, which issued several singles and an album, Better Days.

Davis died of a heart attack in Dallas, Texas in 1984 at the age of 38.

In 1998, West Side Records released Sadder Shades of Blue: The Southern Soul Sessions 1971-76, a compilation covering most of his recordings other than those for House of Orange. His remaining material, I'll Play The Blues For You: The Legendary House Of Orange Sessions, was released in 2008.

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Artist: Geater Davis
Track: Will It Be Me Or Him (Special Long Version)
*** Previously Unissued Track !
Taken From LP -> ''Geater Davis ‎- Sad Shades Of Blue'' (The Sound Stage Seven Series / Charly R&B - CRB 1132)
Year: 1986
Genre: Blues, Soul / Funk
Style: Funky Sad Blues !!!!

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