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|Shortly after leaving his post as band director of the James Brown Orchestra in the mid-60s, saxophonist James C. Davis settled in the capitol of Ohio - Columbus. After providing the Godfather with the original music that fueled his ascent into legend, Davis found time to cut three records for Chess in Chicago and do extended tours with Etta James and Linda Jones. After years of road life, the tenor man was content to live quietly in central Ohio and play the occasional gig on Cleveland Ave or Long Street. In May, 1969, J.C. and his talented bunch went a few short blocks to John Hull's Mus-I-Col Studio at 780 Oakland Park Avenue. The band would record six original tunes that day, and saw fit to release four of them as 45s on their own New Day label. The J.C. Davis band had an utterly natural funk sound and it was captured with elegance by master engineer Hull and struck right to two-inch tape. We honored to present to you the complete happenings on that Spring day thirty-five years ago.
This is a vinyl only release. It is limited to 1500 copies.
1. Introduction by JC Davis
2. A New Day (is Here at Last)
4. Don't Ever Leave Me (unreleased)
1. Coconut Brown
2. Shelly (unreleased)
3. Buttered Popcorn
4. A New Day (is Here at Last) alternate take