Posted in industry | music on August 10, 2012

Carl Davis (left) with The Chi-Lites
Carl Davis

The iconic music producer who shaped what became known as "the Chicago Sound" died Thursday at his home in Summerville, S.C. He was 77 years old. Mr. Davis had been suffering from lung disease. Mr. Davis and wife Dedra Davis relocated from Chicago to South Carolina in 2009.

Mr. Davis was one of the first African-American A&R directors and produced numerous hit songs for the Columbia Records subsidiary Okeh Records.

He was to Chicago soul music what the Chess brothers were to blues. - [Chicago Sun-Times]

Carl Davis left behind a legacy that included producing hits by Gene Chandler, Major Lance, Jackie Wilson, The Chi-Lites, Barbara Acklin and many more. RIP Carl Davis, but thanks for making the music happen.

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Comments (6)

ADN

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2012 5:54 PM

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2012 5:55 PM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2012 5:59 PM

IPODS—DIVERSITY FROM TRACK TO TRACK

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2012 6:39 PM

XL container of grape soda was his beverage of choice.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2012 8:18 PM

Prays go out to the family. Carl will be missed. Poor guy. I hope the family stays strong. The lose of him will be difficult

Posted by ontario honey | November 11, 2012 9:28 PM

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