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Paul Lavon Davis
Birth: Apr. 21, 1948
Meridian
Lauderdale County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Apr. 22, 2008
Moseley
Lauderdale County
Mississippi, USA

Musician. He is best remembered for his 1978 hit single, "I Go Crazy." The song which was featured on his 1977 album, "Singer Of Songs--Teller Of Tales", went to number seven on the music charts and stayed there for a full eights months after it was released. It also spent an additional 40 weeks on the Top 100 and it would go onto become his signature hit. Born in Meridian, Mississippi, he began his music career by playing in several local country rock bands, and worked for as a writer for Malaco Records before being discovered by music producer Bert Berns during the 1960s. He was quickly signed to Bern's Bang Record Label and released his first single as a solo artist-a remake of the Jarmels 1961 doo wop hit "A Little Bit Of Soap" in 1970. His soulful, soft country voice also helped his popularity rise with his next albums, "A Little Bit Of Paul Davis" (1972), "Ride 'Em Cowboy" (1974), and "Southern Tracks And Fantasies" (1976). During the rest of the 1970s and into the 1980s, Davis continued his successes with more minor hits. In 1981, he signed with Arista Records and recorded the LP "Cool Night", which spawned two Top 20 hits including "65 Love Affair." He also recorded two singles with Marie Osmond in 1986, and also did a collaboration with country singers Tanya Tucker and Paul Overstreet in 1988. He retired from the music business following the collaborations. His later years were spent in Nashville, Tennessee, where in July 1986 he survived a shooting. In 2008, Davis returned to music and began singing, producing, and songwriting. His last two singles, "Today" and "You Ain't Sweet Enough", were released shortly before his death. He passed away unexpectedly one day after his 60th birthday. 

Cause of death: Heart attack
 
Burial:
Magnolia Cemetery
Meridian
Lauderdale County
Mississippi, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 22, 2008
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Such a short life, you were called home too early. But now you are up there leading the angels in song. Rest in peace!
- Tabbacat03
 Added: Jul. 11, 2014
what joy your songs and sweet smooth voice brought to me. You made the world a better place, Paul. It brings back memories of being in love when I was living in Atlanta in the early 80's. Oh how I miss those times. Rest in peace you dear, sweet man.
- mimi
 Added: Jul. 1, 2014
Thank you for sharing your voice and music with us. It takes me back to a time where I was much happier and things were much simpler. God Bless You Paul :-)Lynne
- LYNNE RUSSELL
 Added: Jun. 25, 2014
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