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Maxwell Davis

Charles W. Thompson, who became known as Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis (March 2, 1925 – December 28, 1995) was an American electric blues singer, guitarist and songwriter. He played with John Lee Hooker, recorded an album for Elektra Records in the mid-1960s, and remained a regular street musician on Maxwell Street, in Chicago, for over 40 years. He is best remembered for his songs "Cold Hands" and "4th and Broad". He was also known as Jewtown Jimmy.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 14th, 1916 (Independence), Died September 18th, 1970 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1952 - 1953

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 84627 5/28/1953 Hog wash (Hot wash) Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 84628 5/28/1953 House party Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 84629 5/28/1953 Everything that's made of wood Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 84630 5/28/1953 I want you to be my baby Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 84631 5/28/1953 You know it too Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 6685 3/17/1952 Wailin' Daddy Mabel Scott instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 6686 3/17/1952 Yes! Mabel Scott instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 6687 3/17/1952 Shut eye Mabel Scott instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 6688 3/17/1952 Take my love Mabel Scott instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 7098 3/19/1953 Ain't nothin' nothin' baby Ike Carpenter Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 7099 3/19/1953 Crazy crazy Ike Carpenter Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 7100 3/19/1953 He treats your daughter mean Ike Carpenter Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 7101 3/19/1953 Shoo my blues away Ike Carpenter Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 7310 8/22/1953 A walkin' tune Ike Carpenter Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 7311 8/22/1953 Sadie Thompson's song-1 Ike Carpenter Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 7312 8/22/1953 Fantasy staccato Ike Carpenter Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 7313 8/22/1953 Tengard Ike Carpenter Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davis, Maxwell," accessed April 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/311133.

Davis, Maxwell. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/311133.

"Davis, Maxwell." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 April 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/311133

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