Tyrone Davis – Can I Change My Mind (1969/2000)

Tyrone Davis - Can I Change My Mind (1969/2000)
Artist: Tyrone Davis
Album: Can I Change My Mind
Genre: Soul, R&B
Label: Brunswick
Released: 1969/2000
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
Tracklist:
01. She’s Looking Good (2:41)
02. Knock On Wood (2:55)
03. Have You Ever Wondered Why (2:29)
04. Slip Away (2:28)
05. Good Times (2:56)
06. Can I Change My Mind (2:59)
07. Open The Door To Your Heart (2:33)
08. Call On Me (2:51)
09. Just The One I’ve Been Looking For (2:26)
10. You Can’t Keep A Good Man Down (2:26)
11. A Woman Needs To Be Loved (2:48)

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After launching his career as a blues singer, Tyrone Davis helped usher in a new era for Chicago soul with his Dakar debut, Can I Change My Mind, teaming with arrangers Don Myrick and Willie Henderson to create a collection of lilting, effervescent R&B grooves sweeter than sugar. Although entries like “Knock on Wood,” “Slip Away,” and “Call on Me” are rooted in the earthy, rough-edged traditions of Memphis soul, Can I Change My Mind is strikingly urbane: with its loping rhythm, squiggly guitar licks, and buoyant horns, the smash title cut embodies the album in microcosm, but even the sad songs soar, lifted by the sheer vibrancy of the arrangements. And while you can pull the boy out of the blues, you can’t pull the blues out of the boy — Davis’ poignant vocals wring genuine emotion from the lyrics but deftly avoid theatricality at every turn.
Review by Jason Ankeny

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