Billie Davis was a vivacious and talented performer who probably deserved far more success in her 1960's singles career than she achieved. She was in many ways an archetypal sixties girl- dressing and behaving very much in keeping with the optimism and free thinking of the period. Her version of 'Tell Him' looked like it could mark the beginning of a major career for the young artist. However, she was lucky to survive a car crash involving herself and bass guitarist 'Jet Harris'- an accident that could easily have terminated both their careers.
Apart from her own solo output, she appeared on record with other artists too. Her first taste of success came with Mike Sarne's 'Will I What' on which she shares credit for her notable, but small, vocal contribution. She later joined forces with a singer from Birmingham called Keith Powell- together they cut some unsuccessful singles under the name of 'Keith And Billie' (See Obscure Artists Discography).
Billie's biggest hit was her first solo release, but several of her other records should have finished higher too. Her music moved with the times and her late 1960s output was very different from the novelty she had cut with Sarne. Although she reached the chart during 1968, her soulish versions of 'Angel In The Morning' and 'Nights In White Satin' deserved a better fate. In fact all her singles are worth seeking out.
|Decca F11572||1963||Tell Him/ I'm Thankful||#10|
|Decca F11658||1963||He's The One/ VIP||#40|
|Columbia DB7115||1963||Bedtime Stories/ You And I|
|Columbia DB7195||1964||That Boy John/ Say Nothin' Don't Tell|
|Columbia DB7246||1964||School Is Over/ Give Me Love|
|Columbia DB7346||1964||Watcha Gonna Do/ Everybody Knows|
|Piccadilly 7N35227||1965||Last One To Be Loved/ You Don't Know|
|Piccadilly 7N35266||1965||No Other Baby/ Hands Off|
|Piccadilly 7N35308||1966||Heart And Soul/ Don't Take All Night|
|Piccadilly 7N35350||1966||Just Walk In My Shoes/ Ev'ry Day|
|Decca F12620||1967||Wasn't It You/ /Until It's Time For You To Go|
|Decca F12696||1967||Angel Of The Morning/ Darling Be Home Soon|
|Decca F12823||1968||I Want You To Be My Baby/ Suffer||#33|
|Decca F12870||1969||I'll Come Home/ Make The Feeling Go Away|
|Decca F12923||1969||I Can Remember/ Nobody's Home To Go Home To|
|Decca F12977||1969||Nights In White Satin/ It's Over|
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