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James B. Davis
Birth: Jun. 6, 1916
Greenville County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 2007
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Gospel Vocalist. He was founder of the influential gospel music group The Dixie Hummingbirds. They are best known to many for their backing vocal contributions on singer Paul Simon's 1973 hit "Loves Me Like a Rock". The group later won a Grammy Award for their own recorded rendition. Davis formed his first group in 1928 when he was only eleven years old. They performed in local churches in South Carolina. They later reformed after Davis relocated to Philadelphia during the early 1940s. Over the next six decades the group would gain much acclaim while touring the United States and Europe. They were the subject of a 1994 documentary film entitled "We Love You Like a Rock: The Dixie Hummingbirds" and were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2000. They were inspirational to such singers as Aretha Franklin, Jackie Wilson and James Brown.  (bio by: C.S.) 
Rolling Green Memorial Park
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Apr 27, 2007
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