Budget labels often trot out packages of early recordings to embarrass artists in their hour of glory. Mac Davis is one such album, released during the '70s when Davis was a hot commodity, and adorned with a misleading contemporary photo of the star. The music within is early, unsuccessful rock & roll that Davis made for Vee-Jay circa 1963. Raucous novelties ("Hey Monkey") and teen idol pop songs ("Lookin' at Linda") aren't the sort of material one would normally associate with Davis, but the songs and performances are pleasant enough for those who appreciate early-'60s rock & roll. From a collector's standpoint, Mac Davis holds a wealth of rare Vee-Jay recordings, many of which appear to be previously unreleased.
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