Tyrone Davis ‎– How Sweet It Is - The Columbia Hit Singles 1976-1981

Superbird ‎– SBIRD0006CD
CD, Compilation


1 Give It Up (Turn It Loose)
2 Close To You
3 This I Swear
4 All You Got
5 I Got Carried Away
6 Get On Up (Disco)
7 Can't Help But Say
8 In The Mood
9 Ain't Nothing I Can Do
10 Be With Me
11 Heart Failure
12 Can't You Tell It's Me
13 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
14 Just My Luck


For the first time on one CD all of Tyrone Davis' Billboard R&B chart hits of the 1970s recorded for the Columbia label.
Tyrone Davis had been a prolific recording artist and hit maker for many years when he signed to the major CBS Corporation in 1976. It was not until 1965 that he finally got a break with Jack Daniels of Four Brothers Productions where he released three singles on Four Brothers before he signed to ABC Records but Tyrone became convinced that a song "Can I Change My Mind" was a hit but ABC did not and after some negotiation Davis was able to offer the disc to other labels.

Carl Davis A&R man of Brunswick Records and former A&R head of CBS' Okeh R&B label launched his own label as a subsidiary of Brunswick Records under the name Dakar. He signed Tyrone Davis but was more impressed with the song, "A Woman Needs To Be Loved" than he was with "Can I Change My Mind". The song was duly recut with another doyen of the Chicago soul scene, Willie Henderson and released on 45 with "Can I Change My Mind" relegated to the "B" side. The record did nothing until Davis called a DJ friend in Houston and another in Indiana and asked them to flip the disc, which started a snowball effect as the record was flipped across the country and the disc soared to No. 3 on the US pop charts and three weeks at No. 1 on the R&B chart.

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