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Eddie Davis

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As a manufacturer and owner from the Faro, Linda, Rampart, Valhalla, Potential customer, Boomerang, and Gordo brands, Eddie Davis was a significant body in the East LA rock and roll scene from the 1960s and early ’70s. Although this created little in the form of nationwide chart actions, his discs had been frequently very popular locally, especially within the Mexican-American community. Davis frequently caused Mexican-American works, the Premiers (of “Farmer John”) becoming the most popular of the, who blended rock and roll, R&B, doo wop, English Invasion, and Latin affects. This vital picture still hasn’t received the historic attention it should get, and Davis was one among its prime numbers, despite the fact that he had not been Mexican-American himself. Davis was a cafe owner when he made a decision to slice his personal record, “Devil as well as the Deep Blue Ocean,” a duet between himself and celebrity Connie Stevens. Following the record flopped, he recognized he didn’t possess the talent to create it like a vocalist and made a decision to transfer to record creation and label possession, founding Faro Information in 1958. Faro’s 1st launch was by acting professional Kenny Miller, and in the past due ’50s and early ’60s he documented a number of rock and roll & roll, teenager idol, and vocal group information, including ones from the Atlantics (who included a Barry Light) and Larry Tamblyn (who continued towards the Standells). He and his brands found a concentrate, however, after beginning to focus on Mexican-American performers and rings from East LA, the hub of L.A.’s Mexican-American community. An instrumental element in this changeover was self-employed A&R guy Billy Cardenas, with whom Davis shaped a collaboration. In the middle-’60s, Davis created and released information by a couple of Mexican-American East L.A. rings, like the Romancers, Cannibal & the Headhunters, the Blendells, as well as the Premiers. The Premiers’ “Farmer John” produced the very best 20, Cannibal & the Headhunters’ “Property of one thousand Dances” produced the very best 30, as well as the Blendells’ “La La La La La La” produced quantity 62. Davis got visions of earning a Chicano Motown of types from his roster, but got complications sustaining the achievement of these one-shots on the nationwide level, although they (plus some of his various other acts) were quite popular within their very own region. More essential than their limited achievement, however, had been the information they produced, some of that have been quite great and distinctive because of their blend of rock and roll, spirit, and Latin music. Davis and his brands didn’t wholly shut themselves out to non-Mexican-American performers, documenting spirit music by dark artists just like the Soul-jers and Ron Holden. The collaboration between Davis and Cardenas finished in 1966, but Davis continuing to utilize Mexican-American talent, using the Latin and jazz components becoming even more prominent. He do a solo solitary by Willie G, business lead vocalist of Thee Midniters, the very best Mexican-American ’60s music group in L.A., and the only person of major outcome that didn’t record with Davis. The Town Callers do a rock and roll edition of “Bad Methods” that do well in LA and SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA and, based on Davis, affected Santana release a their own a lot more well-known rendition. One G Plus 3’s “Poquito Spirit” is at the mildew of the brand new York Latin-soul fusion referred to as boogaloo, and strike the very bottom level of the nationwide graphs in 1969. After that in 1970, Un Chicano’s cover of Gerald Wilson’s jazz tune “Viva Tirado” produced the nationwide Best 30, and was a big success in Southern California. Monitors such as for example these verify that Santana, for almost all their significance, weren’t the only real group thinking such as Latin-soul-rock fusion in the past due ’60s. Although Un Chicano offered Davis a large strike, they also offered him some complications. Un Chicano, originally referred to as the V.We.P.’s, didn’t desire to be connected with “Viva Tirado” until it became popular, and even though they do record an recording for Davis, they and he split soon afterward. The Un Chicano encounter soured Davis on the business enterprise generally, and he proceeded to go into semi-retirement through the music business, although he do place the Eastside Connection on Rampart in the past due ’70s, leading to the disco strike “You’re So Best for me personally.” Four amounts of materials originally released on Davis’ brands are now obtainable within Varese Sarabande’s series The Western world Coast East Aspect Sound.

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Height 2.08 m
Music Groups Count Basie Orchestra


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Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That Lady from Peking 1975
Color Me Dead 1969
It Takes All Kinds 1969
Panic in the City 1968
The Rat Patrol 1967 TV Series 1 episode
Adventures of the Seaspray 1966-1967 TV Series 21 episodes
Ripcord 1961-1963 TV Series 11 episodes
The Lawbreakers 1963 TV Series 3 episodes
King of Diamonds 1961-1962 TV Series 10 episodes
Sea Hunt 1959-1961 TV Series 6 episodes
The Case of the Dangerous Robin 1960-1961 TV Series 2 episodes
Lock Up 1959-1961 TV Series 7 episodes
Bat Masterson 1958-1961 TV Series 20 episodes
The Brothers Brannagan 1960-1961 TV Series 2 episodes
Tombstone Territory 1957-1960 TV Series 19 episodes
The Man and the Challenge 1959 TV Series 1 episode
This Man Dawson 1959 TV Series 1 episode
The Rough Riders 1958-1959 TV Series 6 episodes
Highway Patrol 1955-1959 TV Series 23 episodes
Mackenzie's Raiders 1958-1959 TV Series 6 episodes
Target 1958 TV Series 9 episodes
Harbor Command 1958 TV Series 1 episode
West Point 1957 TV Series 4 episodes
The Man Called X 1956-1957 TV Series 32 episodes
Science Fiction Theatre 1955-1957 TV Series 13 episodes
Dr. Christian 1957 TV Series 6 episodes
The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater 1955 TV Series 3 episodes
Your Favorite Story 1953-1955 TV Series 29 episodes
I Led 3 Lives 1953-1955 TV Series 19 episodes
The Cisco Kid 1951-1954 TV Series 29 episodes
Meet Corliss Archer 1954 TV Series 7 episodes
Boston Blackie 1951-1953 TV Series 19 episodes
The Unexpected 1952 TV Series 16 episodes

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Cisco Kid 1950-1952 TV Series assistant director - 29 episodes
Boston Blackie 1951 TV Series assistant director - 3 episodes
Holiday Rhythm 1950 assistant director
The Return of Jesse James 1950 assistant director
Hi-Jacked 1950 assistant director
Timber Fury 1950 assistant director
Western Pacific Agent 1950 assistant director - as Edward Davis
Lawless Code 1949 assistant director
Roaring Westward 1949 assistant director
Range Justice 1949 assistant director
Brand of Fear 1949 assistant director
West of El Dorado 1949 assistant director
Across the Rio Grande 1949 assistant director
Trails End 1949 assistant director
Gun Law Justice 1949 assistant director
Law of the West 1949 assistant director
Gun Runner 1949 assistant director
Shadows of the West 1949 assistant director
Crashing Thru 1949 assistant director
Hidden Danger 1948 assistant director
Courtin' Trouble 1948 assistant director
Gunning for Justice 1948 assistant director
Outlaw Brand 1948 assistant director
The Sheriff of Medicine Bow 1948 assistant director
Silver Trails 1948 assistant director
The Fighting Ranger 1948 assistant director
Back Trail 1948 assistant director
Cowboy Cavalier 1948 assistant director
Triggerman 1948 assistant director
Stage Struck 1948 assistant director
Range Renegades 1948 assistant director
Frontier Agent 1948 assistant director
Partners of the Sunset 1948 assistant director
The Rangers Ride 1948 assistant director
Crossed Trails 1948 assistant director
Oklahoma Blues 1948 assistant director
Overland Trails 1948 assistant director
Song of the Drifter 1948 assistant director
Gun Talk 1947 assistant director
King of the Bandits 1947 assistant director
Prairie Express 1947 assistant director
Robin Hood of Monterey 1947 assistant director
Flashing Guns 1947 assistant director
Code of the Saddle 1947 assistant director
Song of the Wasteland 1947 assistant director
The Law Comes to Gunsight 1947 assistant director
Land of the Lawless 1947 assistant director
Six-Gun Serenade 1947 assistant director
Violence 1947 assistant director
Trailing Danger 1947 assistant director
Valley of Fear 1947 assistant director
Raiders of the South 1947 assistant director
Riding the California Trail 1947 assistant director
Silver Range 1946 assistant director
Beauty and the Bandit 1946 assistant director
Shadows on the Range 1946 assistant director
Trigger Fingers 1946 assistant director
Spook Busters 1946 assistant director - uncredited
Trail to Mexico 1946 assistant director
South of Monterey 1946 assistant director
The Gentleman from Texas 1946 assistant director
Under Arizona Skies 1946 assistant director
West of the Alamo 1946 assistant director
The Gay Cavalier 1946 assistant director
Moon Over Montana 1946 assistant director
The Shadow Returns 1946 assistant director
Drifting Along 1946 assistant director
Border Bandits 1946 assistant director
The Red Dragon 1945 assistant director
Frontier Feud 1945 assistant director
Captain Tugboat Annie 1945 assistant director
The Lost Trail 1945 assistant director
Sunbonnet Sue 1945 assistant director
Saddle Serenade 1945 assistant director
The Shanghai Cobra 1945 assistant director - uncredited
Flame of the West 1945 assistant director
Stranger from Santa Fe 1945 assistant director
The Scarlet Clue 1945 assistant director - uncredited
Hollywood and Vine 1945 assistant director - as Edward Davis
G.I. Honeymoon 1945 assistant director - as Ed Davis
Gun Smoke 1945 assistant director
The Cisco Kid Returns 1945 assistant director
The Jade Mask 1945 assistant director
Adventures of Kitty O'Day 1945 assistant director
Army Wives 1944 assistant director
Oh, What a Night 1944 assistant director - as Ed Davis
Leave It to the Irish 1944 assistant director
Dixie Jamboree 1944 assistant director - as Edward Davis
Hot Rhythm 1944 assistant director - as Edward Davis
Lady, Let's Dance 1944 assistant director
Lady in the Death House 1944 assistant director - as Edward Davis
Career Girl 1944 assistant director - as Edward Davis
Campus Rhythm 1943 assistant director
Spotlight Scandals 1943 assistant director - uncredited
Sarong Girl 1943 assistant director
The Boss of Big Town 1942 assistant director - as Edward N. Davis
The Pay Off 1942 assistant director - as Edward M. Davis
Baby Face Morgan 1942 assistant director - as Eddie M. Davis
Law of the Timber 1941 assistant director

Production Manager

Production Manager

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Target 1958 TV Series executive in charge of production - 1 episode
The Man Called X TV Series in charge of production - 4 episodes, 1956 - 1957 executive in charge of production - 1 episode, 1956
Your Favorite Story 1953-1954 TV Series production supervisor - 10 episodes
The Cisco Kid TV Series production manager - 22 episodes, 1951 - 1954 production supervisor - 11 episodes, 1953 - 1954
Meet Corliss Archer 1954 TV Series production supervisor - 6 episodes
I Led 3 Lives 1953 TV Series production supervisor - 2 episodes
West of Wyoming 1950 supervisor
Range Land 1949 production supervisor
Western Renegades 1949 supervisor

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That Lady from Peking 1975
Silent Number 1975 TV Series written by - 1 episode
It Takes All Kinds 1969 writer
Panic in the City 1968 writer
Adventures of the Seaspray 1967 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Boston Blackie TV Series screenplay - 2 episodes, 1951 - 1953 writer - 1 episode, 1953
Duffy's Tavern 1945 sketch
Leave It to the Irish 1944 original screenplay - as Eddie M. Davis
House of Errors 1942 screen play - as Eddie M. Davis
Too Many Women 1942 story and screenplay - as Eddie M. Davis
Radio City Revels 1938 screen play

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That Lady from Peking 1975 producer
Color Me Dead 1969 producer
It Takes All Kinds 1969 producer
Target 1958 TV Series producer - 1 episode
The Man Called X 1956 TV Series producer - 1 episode
Your Favorite Story 1954 TV Series supervising producer - 1 episode
Meet Corliss Archer 1954 TV Series producer
I Led 3 Lives 1953 TV Series supervising producer - 5 episodes
Riders of the Dusk 1949 supervising producer
Haunted Trails 1949 supervising producer

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