Beryl Davis (16 March 1924 – 28 October 2011) was a vocalist who sang with British and American big bands, as well as being an occasional featured vocalist at a very young age with the Quintette du Hot Club de France between 1936 and 1939. She was still performing (in her 80s) into the 2000s, possibly the last surviving and performing singer of the generation of popular entertainers from the 1930s and wartime years. Her younger sister is Lisa Davis Waltz, a teen actress in the 1950s and 1960s and later, the voice of Anita in Disney's 101 Dalmatians.
Birth and Death Data: Born March 16th, 1924 (Plymouth), Died October 28th, 2011 (Los Angeles)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1953 - 1954
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||L 7465||11/16/1953||Do Lord||Beryl Davis ; Connie Haines ; Della Russell ; Jane Russell||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7466||11/16/1953||I'm really livin'||Beryl Davis ; Connie Haines ; Della Russell ; Jane Russell||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7467||11/18/1953||Medley: I've got the joy ; Oil in my lamp ; Summertime in my heart ; Make a joyful noise unto the Lord||Beryl Davis ; Connie Haines ; Della Russell ; Jane Russell||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7468||11/18/1953||Medley: Talkin' about the Lord ; Forgive me Lord ; Ev'ryday with Jesus||Beryl Davis ; Connie Haines ; Della Russell ; Jane Russell||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7696||5/20/1954||Give me that old time religion||The Four Girls||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7697||5/20/1954||The world is not my home||The Four Girls||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7698||5/20/1954||Somewhere list'nin'||The Four Girls||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7699||5/20/1954||Jacob's ladder||The Four Girls||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davis, Beryl," accessed August 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/311083.
Davis, Beryl. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/311083.
"Davis, Beryl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 August 2021.
DAHR Persistent Identifier
Send the Editors a message about this record.