Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
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In The Kitchen
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Old Folks / Out Of Nowhere
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The Chef
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Coming Home Baby
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Shiny Stockings

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Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis

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Possessor of a cutting and immediately identifiable tough tenor tone, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis could hold his own in a saxophone battle with anyone. Early on, he picked up experience playing with the bands of Cootie Williams (1942-1944), Lucky Millinder, Andy Kirk (1945-1946), and Louis Armstrong. He began heading his own groups from 1946 and Davis' earliest recordings as a leader tended to be explosive R&B affairs with plenty of screaming from his horn; he matched wits successfull... Read more

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