Chicago Soul Music Legend Dies
Carl Davies died Thursday at his Summerville home.
The man famous for Chicago soul died Thursday in his Summerville home, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Carl Davis, 77, has lived in Summerville since 2009, and published The Man Behind the Music: The Carl Davis Story just last year.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported Davis was suffering from lung disease.
The publication wrote:
Davis started his career as one of the first African-American A&R Directors and produced numerous hit songs for the Columbia Records subsidiary Okeh Records. His first multi-million song was Gene Chandler’s 1962 smash “Duke of Earl.” His follow up production efforts inlcuded Jackie Wilson’s 1967 hit “(“Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher,” Major Lance’s “Monkey Time,” recorded in 1963 and the Chi-Lites 1972 ballad “Oh Girl.” Several years ago Mr. Davis was included in the History Makers, the non-profit Chicago archive.