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The Melody ManJoe Davis and the New York Music Scene, 1916-1978$
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Bruce Bastin and Kip Lornell

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617032769

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617032769.001.0001

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(p.156) Chapter Six God Bless Our New President
The Melody Man

Bruce Bastin

Kip Lornell

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter discusses the business activities of Joe Davis in 1945. It explains that Davis has completed the official reorganization of his music business into Joe Davis Record Co. in January and signed up a number of new artists, including pianists Gene Rodgers and Champion Jack Dupree. He also ventured into a series of black religious sermons by the Reverend J. C. Burnett.

Keywords:   Joe Davis, music business, Joe Davis Record Co, new artists, Gene Rodgers, Champion Jack Dupree, pianists, black religious sermons, Reverend J. C. Burnett

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