Walter Davis (blues)

Walter Davis ( * March 1, 1912 in Grenada, Mississippi, † October 22, 1963 in St. Louis, Missouri) was an American blues pianist and singer.

Walter Davis was in the 1930s one of the leading representatives of the St. Louis Blues, along with Roosevelt Sykes and Henry Townsend. Between 1931 and 1941 Davis recorded more than 160 titles. From 1946 to 1952 was followed by several more shots.

Among the most famous pieces of Walter Davis include Come Back Baby ( the Ray Charles in 1950 made ​​it a top hit ) Angel Child (1949 a hit with Memphis Slim), Think You Need A Shot, Pet Cream Blues and Ashes In My Whiskey. Title of Davis been edited by BB King, Fred McDowell, Eddie Boyd, Champion Jack Dupree and others.

After a stroke in the 1950s, Davis was active as a preacher. He died in 1963 in St. Louis. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2005.

  • Blues musicians
  • Blues Singer
  • Pianist
  • American musician
  • Blues Hall of Fame
  • Born in 1912
  • Died in 1963
  • Man