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Layin' on Mellow (feat. Lloyd Mayers) [Bonus Track]
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Well You Needn't
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Robbins' Nest
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Light and Lovely
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Straight, No Chaser

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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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