Davis grew up in Little Rock,
AR and forged an on and off again partnership with
guitarist Fenton Robinson during the mid-1950s. Both signed with Don Robey's
Duke label on the recommendation of Bobby 'Blue' Bland. Three 45s on Davis were
including "Texas Flood" and "Angels in Houston" before Robey
From there took up the guitar under Albert
King's tutelage while playing bass in King's band.
A handful of singles for Virgo and Kent and a serious 1972 motorcycle accident
that temporarily paralyzed Davis' left side preceded an impressive 1982 album
for Rooster Blues, "Funny Stuff", produced by Gateway City mainstay
. But follow-up options remained hard to come by: few blues fans
could find a copy of the guitarist's 1987 Pulsar LP "I Ain't Beggin' Nobody".
"Funny Stuff" (Rooster Blues 1982)
1. Funny Stuff
"I Ain't Beggin' Nobody" (Evidence 1987)
1. I Ain't Beggin'
"Sooner Or Later" (Bullseye Blues 1992)
1. How Could You Do It to Me
Larry Davis & Byther Smith "Blues Knights" (Evidence 1994)
1. Giving Up on Love
"BB King Presents Larry Davis/Sweet Little Angel" (P-Vine 2002)
1. Whole World Down on You