Walter Davis

By J Poet

Walter Davis was a songwriter and blues piano player noted for his mellow, laid back vocal style and unpredictable right hand improvisations. He was one of the most popular blues recoding artists of the 1930s, although today better known for the musicians he collaborated with including Roosevelt Sykes, who played piano on Davis’s earliest records. After a stroke in 1953, he retired from the music business and lived out his days as a preacher and hotel clerk.

 

Davis was born in Grenada, Mississippi and left home by the time he was 13. He was a fine piano player,... Read More

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