Willie Davis

Willie Davis' Duran issued single, "I Learned My Lesson" from 1984 is, in many ways, the blues as it came full circle. Originally released on drummer Chico Chism's Cher-Kee label with its labels reversed, James Shelton's Daran outfit picked up the side for wider release. Davis was clearly looking back on a more traditional sound, albeit though the kaleidoscope of guitarist Melvin Taylor's distortion pedal. Shelton remembers Davis as a guy who "played around, but never really did much." If he had shown up 20 years earlier, he'd be at least as well known as Slim Willis or Lady Margo, though that's hardly saying much.

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