Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
24 of Their Greatest Hits
Genres: Country, Pop, Christian, Gospel
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D. K. Jones | New York City | 12/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Davis Sisters are some of the hardest singing women from the great days of Gospel's past! There was something special in their sound and overall artistry. Aretha Franklin said in her autobiography that Jackie Verdell would sing so hard at their concerts that you could acutally see spots of "pee" on her choir robe afterward and one listen to this compilation of some of their most intense, heartfelt performances, and you'll be a believer! Jackie possessed a monument of a voice that could completely shatter all of your senses, as is evident on classics like "Shine On Me", "I Believe I'll Go Back Home", and "I'm Tired"! Ruth Davis, the group founder,is arguably one of the best soloists in gospel music history! Her ferocious contralto wail is soaked in divinity, just listen to her and Jackie's call and response on songs like "Bye and Bye", "(Jesus) He's My Precious King", and her emotioanal testimony at the end of "Jesus Gave Me Water" providing one of the disc's obvious highlights! Their harmonies are airtight and angelic, far more artistic than many of their contemporaries and you will be more than uplifted at the end of listening to the Davis Sisters' praises!
Every Song on this disc is a gem! It's a shame that the Davis Sisters were ill-fated and none are living anymore, Jackie being the last to pass in 2002! But their music will stand the test of time!"
Shirley Wimbush | Texas | 08/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been searching the net for months to get to this page. I love the Davis sisters so much that I play the tape every time I get into my car. Oh boy! can they sing!!...I sing right along with them and when I reach my destination, I am so uplifted. I love those girls so much. I only wish that I had the words so that my Sunday school class can sing the songs. I purchased the tape a couple of months ago. We sing each second Sunday of each month, and I only can wish that I had a voice like any one of the Davis sisters. My heritage is Philadelpha also. Please send me whatever you can on the Davis Sisters. The next time that I am in Phila. I just want to shake their hands, give them a big old hug and listen to them sing. Everyone tells me that I am a spitting image of Patti LaBelle as well. I thank you for this site and please respond as soon as possible. God Bless.