Melvin Davis and the Brooklyn Rhythm Band

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Melvin Davis
Undersung Detroit soul veteran Melvin Davis brings his rump-shakin' soul stylings and dreamy voice to Brooklyn; while Davis's talents slipped under the radar in the U.S. in the ’60s, his song "Find a Quiet Place (and Be Lonely)" became a staple on the British Northern Soul scene, and his credentials are impressive to say the least; he drummed for Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, penned J.J. Barnes's classic "Chains of Love" (later covered by the Dirtbombs) and sang on the 8th Day's million-selling "You've Got to Crawl (Before You Walk)." The real deal, in other words.
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