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Wild Bill Davis

Wild Bill Davis has been played on NTS shows including Haruki Murakami Day, with Sophisticated Lady first played on 9 December 2018.

Wild Bill Davis (24 November 1918–17 August 1995) was the stage name of American jazz pianist, organist, and arranger William Davis.

Davis was born in Glasgow, Missouri. He is best known for his pioneering jazz electronic organ recordings and for his seminal four-year tenure with the Tympany Five, the legendary backing group for Louis Jordan. Prior to the emergence of Jimmy Smith in 1956, Davis (whom Smith had reportedly first seen playing organ in the 1930s) was the pacesetters among organists.

He originally played guitar…

Sophisticated Lady
Wild Bill Davis, Johnny Hodges
RCA Victor1965
Sophisticated Lady
Wild Bill Davis, Johnny HodgesRCA Victor1965