A TASTE OF CHOCOLATE: THE VERY BEST OF GARY DAVIS by GARY DAVIS

SKU108029
ArtistGARY DAVIS
TitleA TASTE OF CHOCOLATE: THE VERY BEST OF GARY DAVIS
LabelTRAFFIC ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
Catalog #TEG 3330LP
Genre
ReleaseW 21 - 2019
FormatVinyl - US2LP
€ 28,50incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Gee Dee
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/teg_3330lp_a_taste_of_chocolate_the_very_best_of_gary_davis/sf722081-01-01-01.mp3
  2. Last Night
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/teg_3330lp_a_taste_of_chocolate_the_very_best_of_gary_davis/sf722081-01-01-02.mp3
  3. Stay With Me
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/teg_3330lp_a_taste_of_chocolate_the_very_best_of_gary_davis/sf722081-01-01-03.mp3
  4. The Time For Love Is Now
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/teg_3330lp_a_taste_of_chocolate_the_very_best_of_gary_davis/sf722081-01-01-04.mp3
  5. Got To Get Your Love
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/teg_3330lp_a_taste_of_chocolate_the_very_best_of_gary_davis/sf722081-01-02-01.mp3
  6. Super Jake
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/teg_3330lp_a_taste_of_chocolate_the_very_best_of_gary_davis/sf722081-01-02-02.mp3
  7. The Professor Here
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/teg_3330lp_a_taste_of_chocolate_the_very_best_of_gary_davis/sf722081-01-02-03.mp3
  8. The Pop
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/teg_3330lp_a_taste_of_chocolate_the_very_best_of_gary_davis/sf722081-01-02-04.mp3
  9. The Professor (Is) Space Walking
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/teg_3330lp_a_taste_of_chocolate_the_very_best_of_gary_davis/sf722081-01-03-01.mp3
  10. The Pop" (12' version)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/teg_3330lp_a_taste_of_chocolate_the_very_best_of_gary_davis/sf722081-01-03-02.mp3
  11. Gotta Get Your Love" (Kenny Dope remix)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/teg_3330lp_a_taste_of_chocolate_the_very_best_of_gary_davis/sf722081-01-04-01.mp3
  12. The Professor (Is) Slow Walking
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/teg_3330lp_a_taste_of_chocolate_the_very_best_of_gary_davis/sf722081-01-04-02.mp3
  13. The Pop (feat MC Chocolate Star - vocal version)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/teg_3330lp_a_taste_of_chocolate_the_very_best_of_gary_davis/sf722081-01-04-03.mp3
  14. Gee Dee (alternative mix)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/t/teg_3330lp_a_taste_of_chocolate_the_very_best_of_gary_davis/sf722081-01-04-04.mp3

Description

A new best of from Disco legend Gary Davis with, whenever possible using Gary’s original masters. These cuts bridge the disco era, into Hop Hop and the earliest forms of House. Talented, versatile, and still able to get you out of your chair and shaking your behind...this is Chocolate Star.

Straight outta Camden, NJ it's Chocolate Star. Starting in 1980 Chocolate Star served as the outlet for the music of Gary Davis. Gary started Chocolate Star with his long time Camden compatriot Dennis "DJ" Jones after a few years spent under the wing of Peter Brown at P&P Records. But Gary's storied involvement in music goes back further than that, having studied composition and arrangement with the late jazz great Manny Albam. Gary's musical education actually started earlier than that as one of the people he learned the most from was his Uncle, famed jazz organist Richard "Groove" Holmes.

When you combined the funk Mr. Davis inherited from "Groove", with the street-sense of Peter Brown with the skillful composition and arrangements learned from Manny Albam, you've got Chocolate Star. Playing with a band composed of (very talented) people from his Camden neighborhood Davis released cut after cut of solid funk filled dance music. They're all compiled here, from the Joe Sample inspired "Gee Dee", to one of first commercial releases to lay the beat down with a drum machine in "The Pop". Of course prominently featured is the legendary mover "Gotta Get Your Love". "A Taste Of Chocolate: The Very Best of Gary Davis" has been assembled with Mr. Davis and whenever possible using Gary's original masters.