The HistoryMakers video oral history with Tyrone Davis.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (4 video files (1 hr., 38 min., 24 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subject:Davis, Tyrone -- Interviews.
Davis, Tyrone.
African Americans -- Interviews.
African Americans.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Oral histories.
Oral histories.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Format: E-Resource Video Streaming Video
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Varying Form of Title:History Makers video oral history with Tyrone Davis
Tyrone Davis
Other authors / contributors:Davis, Tyrone, interviewee.
Kent, Herb, interviewer.
Hickey, Matthew, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
Sound characteristics:digital
Digital file characteristics:video file
Notes:Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Herb Kent, interviewer.
Recorded Chicago, Illinois 2000 June 15.
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Summary:R&B singer Tyrone Davis was born on May 4, 1938, in Greenville, Mississippi. In 1952, Davis left the Jim Crow South to join his father in Detroit, Michigan. By 1957, he had settled in Chicago, Illinois and became immersed in the local blues scene. In the late 1960s, having performed in small clubs on Chicago's South Side, Davis began recording original blues tracks for the Four Brothers label. One of those tracks, "Can I Change My Mind?" catapulted him onto the Billboard charts. The song eventually sold more than a million copies and thrust Davis into the limelight. Davis enjoyed a long and successful career as a musician. His work contains more than fifty hit songs including: "Turn Back the Hands of Time", "Turning Pointe", "Give It Up (Turn It Loose)", "Can I Change My Mind?", "In the Mood," "Close to You", and "Heart Failure". Davis passed away on February 9, 2005 at age 67.