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"…saxophonist and arranger Maxwell Davis whom songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, in their joint autobiography Hound Dog, called ‘truly one of the unsung heroes of early rhythm and blues’.
He toured with Louis Jordan, played in and arranged for Amos Milburn’s studio band, and wrote Milburn’s greatest hit, Bad Bad Whiskey. More significantly he worked as an A&R man and music director for Aladdin Records and later for Modern Records, where his smooth sax arrangements behind such mid-50’s acts as the Teen Queens (“Eddie My Love”) and The Cliques (“Girl Of My Dreams”) became a signature sound.”
-Ady Croasdell
Liner notes from the album, I Dig It Most by Jackie Day



1937: Moved to California

1950: Chart topping hit, Bad Bad Whiskey sung by Amos Milburn, Peppermint Harris, Buddy Guy and more

1955: Switched to Modern Records from the Aladdin Label

1956: Co-wrote the hit song, Eddie My Love by The Teen Queens

1965: Co-wrote the hit song, You Upset Me Baby sung by B.B. King

1966: Hit song, No More Tears sung by Mary Love

1970: Recorded a final song with singer Jackie Day

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