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||Sound of the Samba||Victor Davies||5:06||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Better Place||Victor Davies||4:32||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Runaway Train||Victor Davies||3:47||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Spirit||Victor Davies||5:11||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Take It or Leave It||Victor Davies||3:44||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||One Thing||Victor Davies||3:32||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Lady Luck||Victor Davies||5:07||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||I´m Just Me||Victor Davies||3:20||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Blues for You||Victor Davies||5:41||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Winnie´s Song||Victor Davies||4:26||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Brother||Victor Davies||5:19||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
The words singer/songwriter rarely appear within the genre of dance music, which is probably why Victor Davies sounds so refreshing and new, despite the fact that he is working in the classic '70s folk-funk template laid down by artists like Roy Ayers and Terry Callier. In essence, Davies' debut album on JCR (Jazzanova Compost Recordings) sounds like the template music that jazz-dub heavyweights Jazzanova and Kruder & Dorfmeister rebuilt into their '90s beat-fetish likeness of the original. But Davies' stellar vocals and melodies that walk the line between classic and cliché create a strangely comforting and familiar place where the grown-up children of '70s soul-schmaltz fusion can grasp at a nostalgia lying just out of reach. "One Thing" centers around a country-folk guitar that could have been snagged from the Black Crowes, or better yet, Led Zeppelin. "Spirit" takes the marshmallow pop influence of "Afternoon Delight" and brings it to just the hip side of easy listening. The opener, "Sound of the Samba," begins as a melancholy tribute to the Latin festivals before a theatrical tempo shift brings the listener into the middle of the Caribbean disco carnival Davies is singing about. Unafraid of the commitment required to make a truly inspired song, Davies demonstrates why, despite the academic illusion to the contrary, a sampler is no match for an artist with a gold-stringed guitar and honey-coated voice.
Born: East London, England
Years Active: '90s, '00s