Cyril Davies 23 January — 7 January  was an English blues musician, and one of the first blues harmonica players in England. He had an elder brother named Glyn, and the family is believed to have come from Wales.
Cyril Davies began his career in the early s first within Steve Lane's Southern Stompers, then in formed an acoustic skiffle and blues group with Alexis Cyril Davies And His Rhythm And Blues All Stars - Country Line Special.
During this period Davies and Korner worked as session musicians, and often backed Ottilie Patterson during her featured set with Love This Beat - Various - 300: Part Four Chris Barber's band, using amplified instruments for the first time — which did not go down well with their blues purist audience and many fellow musicians. InChris Barber recruited Davies and Korner to play harmonica and electric guitar in accompanying Barber's band regularly at its Wednesday and Friday night sets at the Marquee ClubCyril Davies And His Rhythm And Blues All Stars - Country Line Special popular London jazz club.
The two decided to found their own rhythm and blues group and, in a show of support, Barber offered them the intermission slot at the Marquee on Wednesday nights. Korner supplied musicians for the rhythm sections, and Davies recruited Art Wood and Long John Baldry to be the vocalists.
They named the group Blues Incorporatedand their initial performances at the Marquee were very well received. However, they realized the need for additional performance opportunities and, since most jazz and folk clubs in London were wary of electric guitars, Davies and Korner decided to found their own club at which they could perform. In they founded the Ealing Clubwhich featured performances by both Blues Incorporated and other Trad jazz outfits popular in England at the time.
The band, later known simply as the All-Stars was subject to frequent personnel changes. After contracting pleurisy inDavies began to drink heavily to assuage the pain while undergoing a heavy touring schedule. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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