Wild Bill Davis

All Right, OK, You Win

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Before Jimmy Smith and the seemingly thousands of Hammond B-3 organ players who sprang up in his wake there was Wild Bill Davis, who gently grafted a little touch of blues to swing and gave credence to the idea of the organ trio. This session, recorded in Paris on January 21 and 22, 1976, features Davis with a souped-up ensemble of Billy Butler on guitar, Oliver Jackson on drums, and on four tracks, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis on tenor sax. It's a pleasant, flowing set highlighted by the title tune, "All Right, OK, You Win," and a sturdy version of "Blues for Joe."

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